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Australia – Ambition performs well in Asia but struggles at home and in UK

28 August 2013

Australia-based boutique recruitment business Ambition Group (AMB: AU) reported half year revenue of AUD 40.4 million (USD 36.3 million) for the period ending 30 June 2013. This represents a fall of -9% compared with revenue of AUD 44.4 million (USD 39.8 million) for the same period last year.Gro...


India – Naukri predicts muted hiring sentiment

28 August 2013

According to the Naukri Hiring Outlook Survey July 2013, there is a muted hiring sentiment for the remaining half of 2013 when compared with the first half of the year. The employment scenario for the country remains downbeat, impacted by the weakening economy, inflationary pressures and falling...


Dubai – Cazar recruitment solutions announces joint venture in Australia

28 August 2013

Dubai-based enterprise recruitment solution company has announced its expansion into Australia, through a joint venture agreement with established Australian consulting services provider, Ingenia.This latest move is part of Cazar 's continued growth plans in the Asia Pacific region, whi...


Australia – Companies urged to invest in IT staff or risk losing them

28 August 2013

The mid-year update to the 2013 IT Recruitment & Retention Report from Clicks IT Recruitment indicates a slow but noticeable increase in IT hiring intentions. Produced annually, the survey of 200 Australian businesses shows a quarter of employers intend to increase their IT budget and headcou...


South Africa – ADvTech Recruitment division falters

27 August 2013

South African recruitment firm ADH ADvTech (ADH: SJ) reported half year revenue of ZAR 882 million (USD 85.9 million) for the six months to 30 June 2013. Revenue for the half year increased +4% from ZAR 850.4 million (USD 82.8 million) a year ago.Frank Thompson, CEO of ADvTech, commented “The imp...


Asia – Business executives optimistic about workforce across region

27 August 2013

The most attractive countries for new business expansion are Indonesia, followed by Vietnam, Thailand, and Myanmar, according to Amcham's ASEAN Business Outlook Survey. However, despite general optimism about ASEAN’s business prospects, significant challenges remain; namely corruption and persona...


Australia – Financial incentives for the unemployed proposed

27 August 2013

As the Australian election campaign heats up, the opposition candidate Tony Abbott has proposed a financial incentive scheme aimed at rewarding those prepared to relocate to secure work. Thousands of dollars in bonuses will lure the long-term unemployed into jobs. Jobseekers prepared to move to s...


Chile – Foreign logistics workers sought after

27 August 2013

According to a survey from recruitment firm Randstad, the number of foreign logistics professionals will increase in Chile by +10% in 2014. The highest proportion will come from neighbouring countries; such as Brazil and Argentina.Luciana Bengardino, mining team leader, suppliers & logis...


China – Public consultation on draft Labour Dispatch provisions

26 August 2013

Subsequent to the issuance of the Implementing Measures for the Administrative Licensing of Labour Dispatch Services (the "Measures") on 22 June 2013 (see our last legal update, "New Labour Dispatch Rules Take Effect"), the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHR...


India – Temporary staffing momentum to grow further

26 August 2013

By 2020, about 10% of the overall workforce in India could be working in a flexible capacity through staffing companies, according to the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF). The percentage share is expected to increase further to 20% by 2025 and the growth is led by the IT industry.According to Mr....