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Japan – Recruit Holdings’ secures cash for overseas acquisition spree

21 October 2014

Following its high-profile debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange last week, Japan’s largest staffing firm Recruit Holdings (6098: JP) has amassed a substantial war chest for its intended global acquisition campaign, reports asia.nikkei.com

In the largest IPO offering so far this year, Recruit first...

Africa – Increased regulation makes it easier to fill executive jobs with locals rather than expats

21 October 2014

A tug of war for local talent is emerging in Africa, as firms recruit to support growth ambitions across the continent. However, the region’s reliance on expatriate executives appears to be diminishing, reports mg.co.za

The sub-Saharan talent trends and practices survey by EY (formerly Ernst...

China – Zhaopin opens second call centre to support growth plans

21 October 2014

Chinese job board Zhaopin Ltd (ZPIN: NYSE) yesterday announced the opening of a second call centre in Suzhou. The Suzhou call centre is expected to facilitate the acquisition of new customers in lower-tier cities, expand Zhaopin's market share in southern China, and will allow the Company to better serve...

Bangladesh – EU calls for measure to ensure effective labour law enforcement

21 October 2014

The European Union yesterday pressed for urgent measures to be taken to ensure effective enforcement of Bangladesh’s Labour Laws to safeguard labour rights and standards, reports The Financial Express Bangladesh

The EU’s comments stem from a meeting on the Bangladesh Sustainability...

World – Antal partners with US-based executive search firm

21 October 2014

Global recruitment firm Antal International has announced a strategic partnership agreement with US-based executive search firm Worldbridge Partners. The joint group will now encompass more than 137 offices and over 800 consultants and give access to clients and candidates in 35 countries; including...

Oman – SMEs welcome visa ban reprieve

20 October 2014

The Ministry of Manpower's decision to lift the ban on hiring expat workers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been broadly welcomed by Oman’s business sector, reports the Times of Oman

The Minister for Manpower, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, issued a ministerial decision...

Australia – Transport sector reports jobs surge

20 October 2014

Australia’s transport, logistics, and supply chain industry is among the fastest growing sectors of the economy, according to the latest jobs research by recruitment firm Labourforce, reports fullyloaded.com.au

The company’s monthly Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain Jobs Index showed employment...

Korea – Amnesty International slams abuse of migrant workers

20 October 2014

Migrant farm workers in South Korea have become victims of rampant abuse under a “shameful” work permit system that encourages exploitation, according to a report from Amnesty International, reports freemalaysiatoday.com

The report follows a mission to South Korea by the United Nation’s special...

India – Adecco CEO steps down

20 October 2014

The CEO and Managing Director of Adecco India, Sudhakar Balakrishnan, has announced that he is stepping down from his post, after leading one of the country's largest staffing companies for the past seven years, reports The Economic Times of India

In a statement, Mr Balakrishnan, who...

Australia – Recruitment firm to leave administration and re-list

17 October 2014

After more than a year in administration, Australian recruitment firm HJB Corporation Limited (HJB: ASX), formerly Hamilton James & Bruce Group Ltd, will be reinstated to official quotation following the suspension of its securities from official trading on 2 September 2013.

Following the restructure...