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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...


Japan – Yume Technology improves profitability

31 October 2013

Japanese staffing firm Yume Technology (2458: JP) reported revenue of JPY 3.53 billion (USD 35.9 million) for the year ending 30 September 2013, a drop of -5.9% compared with JPY 3.75 million (USD 38.2 million) last year. The company reported an operating profit of JPY 276 million (USD 2.8 millio...


South Africa – Adcorp acquires Australian workforce management firm

31 October 2013

Workforce management group, Adcorp, announced today that it has offered a base purchase consideration of AUD 44.8 million (USD 42.5 million) to acquire 100% of Labour Solutions Australia (LSA), an Australian workforce management firm providing staffing solutions across blue and white collar roles...


World – Attitudes to workplace stress vary

31 October 2013

A survey by Antal International, of more than 17,000 companies in the client base of global recruiter, has highlighted the radically different approaches to workplace stress in key employment markets around the world.The research suggested that in the UK stress is seen as a legitimate and increas...


World – CDI Corp struggled in some markets during Q3

30 October 2013

The US-based engineering and technology service firm CDI Corp (CDI: NYSE) reported revenue of USD 277.9 million for the three months ending 30 September 2013, compared with USD 279.4 million last year. This equates to a year-on-year drop of -0.5%.Gross profit for the period also reported a declin...