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Japan – Dip Corp upgrades H1 results forecast

12 September 2014

Ahead of its results announcement, Japanese recruitment firm Dip corp. (2379: JP) has upgraded its half year forecast for the six months ending 31 August 2014. The company had expected to achieved revenue for the period of JPY 8 billion (USD 74.8 million), but has upgraded its expectations to JPY 9.1...

China – Multinational corporations struggling to source managers

12 September 2014

With a population of over 1.3 billion, China is home to a deep pool of human capital, but an intensifying war for talent between multinationals could threaten their growth potential in the world's second largest economy, reports cnbc.com.

Faced with slowing economic growth and mounting competition from...

China – FESCO Adecco comments on LinkedIn expansion

12 September 2014

FESCO Adecco, a joint venture between the State-owned Foreign Enterprise Human Resources Service Co. and Adecco, has always been an innovative pioneer in the Chinese staffing industry, according to Ma Xiya, COO of FESCO Adecco, reports China Daily.

Given its high profile in the market, ‘FESCO’ is...

Vietnam – Overseas recruitment agencies awarded top marks

12 September 2014

More than a fifth (23%) of Vietnamese recruitment agencies that send workers overseas were rated "A1" or "top excellent" in an official ranking from the Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS), reports vietnamnews.vn.

More than 50% of the agencies were rated “A2” or "excellent",...

Australia – Recruitment firm launched to help people with disabilities work from home

12 September 2014

Enabled Employment, which was officially launched this week in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), is the brainchild of a woman who learned from personal experience how difficult it can be for people with disabilities to find suitable employment, reports The Canberra Times.

Suffering from anxiety,...

Japan – JPN Holdings reports operating loss

11 September 2014

Japanese staffing services provider JPN Holdings Co. Ltd. (8718: JP) reported revenue of JPY 3.1 billion (USD 29.1 million), a decrease of -9.3% compared with JPY 3.4 billion (USD 31.9 million) during the six months ending 31 July 2013.

The company reported an operating loss of JPY 82 million (USD 769,650),...

Ghana – Stricter regulations for recruitment of energy sector workers

11 September 2014

Ghana’s Petroleum Commission has implemented stricter requirements for companies employing workers in the energy industry, reports relocatemagazine.com. The new requirements, effective from 1 September 2014, include compulsory job adverts in specific newspapers, notifying the Petroleum Commission of...

Australia – Strong growth in new job adverts reported

11 September 2014

Australia experienced a strong +3.5% increase in new jobs adverts in August 2014, the greatest increase since January 2014, following improved business and trading conditions across the country, according to job board SEEK.

The data suggests the economy is experiencing growth, led by the non-mining sectors....

World – AESC elects new President and CEO

11 September 2014

The Board of Directors of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the global association for executive search and leadership consulting firms, announced that it has elected Karen Greenbaum as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 27 October 2014. 

Ms Greenbaum succeeds...

Brunei – Oilfield Workforce secures contract

11 September 2014

Singapore-headquartered oil & gas recruitment company Oilfield Workforce (OFW: ASX) announced that its subsidiary Oilfield Workforce International has secured a letter of Award from TOTAL E&P Borneo B.V., an affiliate of French oil & gas company TOTAL, for the provision of personnel for various...