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Australia – Spencer Ogden ventures into a new region

4 November 2013

UK-based global energy recruitment firm Spencer Ogden has announced the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, a move that will see the agency’s presence expand into a fifth continent. A bold move in a period that has marked significant declines in the Australian recruitment market.  D...


World – CV expectations around the globe

4 November 2013

CV expectations may vary from country to country, but there are some things hiring managers everywhere agree on: a bad CV is not going to get you the job. In a recent survey of more than 5,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals in countries with the largest gross domestic product, C...


Japan – J-Tec reports big rise in profitability

1 November 2013

Japanese staffing company JTech Corp. (2479: JP) reported revenue for the first six months of the year ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 1.67 billion (USD 17 million), an increase of +53.1% compared with revenue of JPY 1.09 billion (USD 11.1 million).The company more than trebled operating profit d...


Japan – Crie Anabuki downgrades H1 forecast

1 November 2013

Japanese human resources service provider Crie Anabuki Inc., (4336: JP) have downgraded their forecasted results for the six months ending 30 September 2013. The company had previously expected to report revenue of JPY 2.38 billion (USD 24.2 million) for the period, but now expect to report reven...


Japan – Nippon Information upgrades H1 forecast

1 November 2013

Staffing services provider Nippon Information Development Co., Ltd. (2349: JP) have upgraded their half year forecast for the six months ending 30 September 2013. The company had previously expected to report revenue for the period of JPY 7.72 billion (USD 78.5 million) but have upgraded their fo...


Australia – Jobseekers use of recruitment agencies jumps +80% in five years

1 November 2013

Jobseekers are increasingly turning to recruitment agencies in order to secure work, reports Northern Territory News. There are currently more than 7,000 recruitment firms in Australia linking the best workers for the job with the best employers with the work.In the past five years, accordin...


Singapore – Labour movement to groom future union leaders

1 November 2013

Union members in Singapore will soon get more help to become leaders in the Labour Movement, reports Channel News Asia. From next January, a structured ‘development circuit’ to identify and mentor such leaders will be progressively introduced.The number of union leaders in the Labour Movement has...


New Zealand – Employee engagement is the key to success

1 November 2013

Workplaces across New Zealand are now outranking their overseas counterparts on staff engagement levels, according to the Kenexa Best Workplaces Survey 2013, reports the New Zealand Herald.Sanchia Yonge, Managing Director of Kenexa, commented: “If they know where the company is heading,...


Japan – SMS Co reports positive H1

31 October 2013

Japanese healthcare staffing provider SMS Co Ltd (2175: JP) reported revenue during the first half of the year ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 6.42 billion (USD 65.3 million), an increase of +18% compared with revenue of JPY 5.44 billion (USD 55.4 million) last year.The company reported an operat...


Japan – Quick Co reports H1 improvement

31 October 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Quick Co Ltd (4318: JP) reported revenue of JPY 5 billion (USD 50.9 million) for the six months ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +15.4% compared with revenue of JPY 4.33 billion (USD 44.1 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit for the period...