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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...


Japan – P & P Holdings’ profits impacted by acquisitions

7 November 2013

Japanese temporary recruitment and outsourcing company P & P Holdings Corp., (6068: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 12.3 billion (USD 124.7 million), an increase of +8.4% compared with JPY 11.4 billion (USD 115.6 million) last year.On 1 March 2013, the...


China – Dell supplier investigated by China Labour Watch

7 November 2013

A factory in China, Mingshuo Computers, has been investigated by China Labour Watch (CLW) following accusations that the company is mistreating workers. Mingshuo is a subsidiary of Pegatron Group, a supplier to major international electronic brand companies; including Dell, ASUS, HP, Samsung, and...


Hong Kong – Financial services firm increase their use of interim and temporary staff

7 November 2013

Financial services firms in Hong Kong have increased their use of interim and temporary staff in an attempt to manage costs, according to new research published today by recruitment firm Robert Half. The research is based on responses from 150 senior leaders in financial services companies in Hon...


Australia – Chander MacLeod optimistic despite weak Q1

7 November 2013

The Chairman of recruitment firm Chandler MacLeod Group Ltd. (CMG: ASX), Richard England, advised the company’s shareholders at the annual AGM in Sydney today, that the tough trading conditions encountered in 2013 had continued into the first quarter of the current year, reports Australian Busine...


Japan – Hip Corp revises earnings forecast

6 November 2013

Hip Corp. (2136: JP), a Japanese firm mainly engaged in the outsourcing business released a revised earnings forecast for the six months ending 30 September 2013. Revenue for the period had previously been expected to reach JPY 2.14 billion (USD 21.7 million), but has been upwardly revised by +0....


Japan – Alpha Group’s profits slump

6 November 2013

Japanese temporary recruitment firm Alpha Group (3322: JP) reported revenue of JPY 12.7 billion (USD 129 million) for the first half of the year ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +16.5% compared with JPY 10.9 billion (USD 110.7 million) last year.Despite increased revenue, year-on-year, th...