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China – 51job Inc. revenue remains flat, holidays delay recruitment

10 May 2013

Chinese job board and HR provider 51job Inc. (JOBS:NSQ) saw a small decline in first-quarter revenue which fell -0.1% to RMB 380.4 million (USD 61.2 million), the firm reported Thursday. This was within the company's guidance range.Rick Yan, President and Chief Executive Officer of 51job, said th...


Australia – Skilled Group fined after work accident

10 May 2013

Skilled Group has been fined alongside fertiliser firm, Incitec Pivot, after a worker was seriously injured following an accident at a conveyor belt in June 2011. Both companies pleaded guilty in front of the Geelong Magistrates’ Court in Victoria.The worker suffered injuries after his arm became...


India – Hiring activity edges up in April

10 May 2013

Despite uncertain economic conditions and low GDP growth, the overall hiring activity in India has moved at a stable rate, according to the latest research by job portal Naukri. In April, recruitment activities edged up with the index growing by +5% from the previous month. Year-on-year, there ha...


Australia – Unemployment drops to 5.5%

10 May 2013

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5% in April from 5.6% in the previous month, according to the latest figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). But analysts said the data provides evidence of a further slowdown in the mining sector.In Western Australia, home...


India – Temporary staffing trending with IT firms

10 May 2013

IT companies in India are increasingly making use of flexible staffing solutions, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) said.  Although the organisation expects IT firms to hire fewer regular staff, flexible hiring has risen in popularity.Estimates from the In...


Japan - Results up for Meitec

9 May 2013

Tokyo-based staffing firm, Meitec Corporation (9744:TYO), has reported that consolidated net sales (revenue) for the year ended 31 March 2013,  is up by +5.0%, from the previous year to JPY 70,330 million (USD 711 million). The gross margin was up solidly at 9.0% from 8.1% the year before. C...


New Zealand - Talent2’s failing payroll system to remain in place

9 May 2013

The New Zealand government announced that it will be retaining the Novopay system provided by Talent2 to payroll teachers throughout the country despite ongoing problems.Economic Development Minister, Steven Joyce, announced he would be sticking with Novopay for now, and that it "wouldn't be...


Australia - Mixed signs from job ads

9 May 2013

The Australian SEEK Employment Index (SEI), the ratio of new job ads placed with the online employment site during the month against the number of applications for those jobs, decreased by -5.7% in April. The SEI declined in all states; New South Wales (-4.3%), Victoria (-6%), Queensland (-4.7%),...


South-Africa - Ban labour broking or we go on strike, says union

9 May 2013

Farmworkers in De Doorns could once again go on strike if farmers don’t stop using labour brokers (the local term for staffing agencies), the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) warned today.The union, which claims to have 2,600 members including foreign nationals who have migrated there as seas...


World - Weak economic recovery exacerbates employment crisis among young people

9 May 2013

It is not easy being young in today's job market, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) report on Global Employment Trends for Youth.  According to the organization, the weak recovery of the world economy in the last two years has exacerbated the crisis of employment among workers...