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Australia / New Zealand – Futurestep appoints new MD

16 May 2013

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company specialising in talent solutions, announced the appointment of Nick Simcock as Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand. Expanding on his current role as Managing Director in New Zealand, Mr Simcock will be responsible for the continued growth and developmen...

India - Linkedin hits 20 million users

15 May 2013

LinkedIn, the world's largest professional networking site, has over 20 million users in India, within four years of launching its operations in the country  and has added 5 million subscribers in the last year. "This is a very significant number. Social for the sake of social is j...

Japan: Net profits up across the board but share prices down

15 May 2013

There have been a number of Japanese companies reporting today Human Holdings (2415:TYO) saw group net profits increase 48% to JPY 825 million (USD 7.8 million) versus a year earlier. Revenue was up +8.3% at JPY 52.04 billion (USD 496 million) and operating profit increased +14.7% to JPY 1.13 bil...

New Zealand - AWF records strong results

15 May 2013

AWF Group (AWF:NZC), the contract labour firm, more than doubled annual profit after selling its Panacea Healthcare unit and will return most of the NZD2.24 million proceeds to shareholders via a special dividend. The Board of AWF Group has advised that turnover lifted by +24% to NZD 130 mil...

Australia - Still a popular destination

15 May 2013

Australia remains one of the top destinations for migrating professionals, but has slipped in a global rankings survey amid the high-value dollar putting pressure on exchange rates.An international survey has placed Australia third, behind the US and UK, when it comes to career opportunities and...

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15 May 2013

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UAE - Modest rise expected in 2013 hiring

14 May 2013

Recruitment services provider, Morgan McKinley said job opportunities are anticipated to rise by approximately +2% to +3% and salaries predicted to increase modestly by an average +5% to +6%. The figures come from the firm’s latest UAE Salary Guide for 2013 providing insight into hiring and salar...

Saudi Arabia - No grace period extension before the Saudisation law kicks in

14 May 2013

Saudi Arabia has ruled out an extension of the three-month grace period that will end on 3 July for expatriate workers to get their work and residency papers corrected before the enforcement of the Nitaqat’ Saudisation scheme begins.At a meeting of heads of foreign missions and labour counsellors...

Japan – Middle-aged workers increasingly quitting jobs to care for parents

14 May 2013

The proportion of middle-aged Japanese men quitting their jobs to take care of elderly parents is on the rise, according to data from a new study by Japan’s Institute for Research on Household Economics. According to the study, 13.4% of men aged between 40 and 64 are living with parents who are r...

India - Women tooling-up in Chennai

14 May 2013

Marketers who pay close attention to the Census will seriously consider a key demographic in Chennai and its working women, according to the Times of India. According to the 2011 Census, Chennai beat Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai to own a higher proportion of working women, with 20% of its female pop...