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World – Women are critical to making companies stronger

11 November 2013

Recruitment firm ManpowerGroup, a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has advised that closing gender gaps is not about hitting quota numbers; but more about making companies stronger. This is critical to ensure the continuing talent sustainability of the world's workfo...


Japan – WDB Holdings improves on last year but fails to meet forecast

8 November 2013

Recruitment and human resource services company WDB Resources (2475: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 12.37 billion (USD 125.4 million), a rise of +4% compared with JPY 11.9 billion (USD 120.6 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JP...


Japan – Fullcast Holdings continues to struggle

8 November 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Fullcast Holdings Ltd., (4848: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 12.65 billion (USD 128.2 million), a fall of -47.6% compared with JPY 24.1 billion (USD 244.3 million) for the same nine month period last year.The company reported an...


Japan – Trust Tech reports Q1 growth

8 November 2013

Japanese technical recruiter Trust Tech Inc., (2154: JP) reported revenue of JPY 4 billion (USD 40.6 million) for the first quarter ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +7.9% from JPY 3.7 billion (USD 37.5 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 256 million (USD 2.6...


Japan – JAC Recruitment continues performing well in tough market

8 November 2013

JAC Recruitment (2124: JP) reported revenue during the nine months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 5.37 billion (USD 54.4 million), an increase of +16.6% compared with revenue of JPY 4.6 billion (USD 46.7 million) for the same period last year.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 1.515...


Japan – Other staffing firms report lacklustre results

8 November 2013

In addition to the results reported by major Japanese staffing firms today, there have also been results from some of the smaller providers; Nippon Information Development, Crie Anabuki, and Ecomic Co., for the six months ending 30 September 2013.The overall trend was year-on-year declines in rev...


China – If your face fits… welcome aboard

8 November 2013

Landing a job has become increasingly difficult in recent years. Applicants spend hours writing and re-writing their CVs in hopes of standing out from the crowd and securing a job. For an airline in China, however, it comes down to whether or not your face fits… literally.Image is everything in t...


China – 51Jobs reports improved results for Q3

7 November 2013

Chinese job board and HR provider 51job Inc. (JOBS: NSQ) reported revenue of RMB 419.6 million (USD 65.6 million) for the third quarter ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +12.3% compared with revenue of RMB 373.7 million (USD 60.9 million) last year.Gross profit for the period was RMB 291.5...


Japan – Meitec Corp. reports H1 growth

7 November 2013

Japanese engineering staffing firm Meitec Corp. (9744: JP) reported revenue for the six months to the end of September 2013 of JPY 35.75 billion (USD 362.6 million), an increase of +4.8% compared with JPY 34.13 billion (USD 346.1 million) last year.The company reported an operating income of JPY...


Japan – Worldintec reports Q3 growth

7 November 2013

Japanese outsourcing services company Worldintec Co. Ltd. (2429: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 41.6 billion (USD 421.9 million), an increase of +3.1% compared with JPY 40.3 billion (USD 408.7 million) last year.The company reported an operating income of...