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United Arab Emirates – Professional jobs opportunities rise

16 August 2013

Professional job opportunities across the United Arab Emirates increased by +6% between Q2 2012 and Q2 2013, according to a new survey by recruitment specialist Morgan McKinley. Recruitment activity in the professional jobs market increased by +2% between Q1 2013 and Q2 2013; there were 6,189 job...


Australia – ICT recruitment remains stable

16 August 2013

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) recruitment is maintaining its ‘steady as you go’ trend, keeping in step with the general labour market, according to the latest Trend Report and SkillsMatch Dashboard report by the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA)...


Malaysia – Importance of retaining women employees

16 August 2013

According to a recent survey, Malaysian companies are not embracing programmes to include more women at work, and that this is one reason the retention rate for women is low in the country. The survey, conducted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Talent Corp Malaysia...


Asia – Job adverts up +5.6% with mixed results

15 August 2013

In its latest Asia Job Index, recruitment firm Robert Walters reported that job advertisement numbers rose +5.6% during Q2 2013, compared with a year ago. Quarter-on-quarter advertisement numbers increased +9.6%, despite the majority of countries reporting volume declined between May and June 201...


Russia – Winter Olympics boosting temporary recruitment

15 August 2013

The organisers of the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have begun recruiting temporary staff in preparation for the games. Recruitment giant Adecco, is assisting the organisers in recruiting up to 8,000 temporary employees; including drivers, translators and service employees.An Adecco spoke...


New Zealand – Job advert numbers up but unemployment expected to rise

15 August 2013

The number of jobs advertised in New Zealand rose by +4.5% in July, compared with the same month last year, according to the monthly survey by the Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ). The number of adverts rose in July by +3.5%, compared with June 2013.The growth reflects a monthly increase of +...


Australia – Big Data skills shortage looming

15 August 2013

A significant global talent shortage is looming as companies seek to leverage Big Data for competitive advantage but struggle to find people with the right skills and competencies in this relatively uncharted territory, according to talent management and recruitment company, Hudson.According to I...


Australia – Skilled Group performs well in difficult market

14 August 2013

Skilled Group (SKE: AXE), the largest staffing firm in Australia, reported revenue for the year ending 30 June 2013 of AUD 1.87 billion (USD 1.7 billion), a fall from AUD 1.89 billion (USD 1.72 billion) a year ago, equating to a drop of -1.1%. However, profit for the period increased to AUD 56.2...


Australia – Chandler MacLeod full year revenue and net profit down

14 August 2013

Chandler MacLeod (CMG: ASX), one of the largest recruitment firms in Australia, announced revenue for the full year ending 30 June 2013 of AUD 1.5 billion (USD 1.37 billion), a fall of -3% from AUD 1.55 billion (USD 1.41 billion) in 2012. Gross margin increased from 13.6% in 2012 to 13.8% in...


World – Executive searches favour quality over quantity

14 August 2013

Executive search industry statistics reveal an increase in the value of recruiting assignments during the second quarter of 2013, against a reduction in volume, according to research released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).Worldwide executive search industry revenues an...