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China – Women unhappy about pay, change jobs

18 April 2013

A new survey by recruitment solution provider Career International has revealed that Chinese women are unhappy about their pay with many planning to change their jobs to improve their situation.  The main motivation for changing jobs remains salary, closely followed by career opportunities a...


Taiwan – Professionals cautious about job move

18 April 2013

Professionals in Taiwan are more careful about moving careers this year due to economic uncertainty and its impact on the local job market.  New research by Management Recruiters International found that less than 24% of respondents were looking for a new job, down from 38% a year ago.“The r...


World – Adzuna enters four new markets

17 April 2013

Job search engine Adzuna has expanded its global operations into four markets with the firm launching publicly in Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Canada this week. The company searches the internet for job vacancies, offering visitors a broad selection of jobs on its site.With over 1.5 millio...


Australia – Bluestone CFO leaves

17 April 2013

International recruitment firm Bluestone Global Limited (ASX: BUE) today announced the resignation of its chief financial officer (CFO) Jean-Yves Didier with the firm citing personal reasons for his unexpected departure.Bluestone, which was previously known as Humanis Group, is one of the largest...


Singapore – PageGroup pockets important HR award

17 April 2013

PageGroup's Singapore business came first in the list of Preferred Recruitment Firms for roles recruiting SGD 5,000 to SGD 10,000 (USD 4,000 to USD 8,000) and roles over S$10,000 (USD 8,000).The company, made up of the combined operations of Michael Page, Page Personnel and Page Executive, was al...


South Korea – Hyundai temporary commits suicide after job loss

17 April 2013

A temporary worker hired by Hyundai has committed suicide, after having allegedly lost his job because the firm wanted to avoid hiring him on a regular basis, local media reports. The car maker has previously hit the headlines with two workers tying themselves to pylons in order to stage a protes...


Australia – ICT contract and recruitment sector slows down

16 April 2013

The ICT contract and recruitment sector is continuing to slow down, according to the latest research by the association for ICT contract and recruitment companies in Australia and New Zealand, ITCRA.This is according to the new Recruitment Industry Benchmarking (RIB) report. It gathered responses...


Australia – Aquent expands specialist division

16 April 2013

Marketing and creative staffing agency Aquent has launched its specialist division, Vitamin T in Australia. With offices in North America, the UK, and now in Sydney and Melbourne, Vitamin T specialises exclusively in freelance digital talent with focus on recruitment for agencies.“With nearly two...


India – Companies ramp up recruitment

16 April 2013

Companies in India are positive about hiring in the coming months, according to a new employment outlook report by staffing firm TeamLease. This forecasts a +4% rise in the employment outlook index for April to September, when compared to the previous six months.The survey, which questioned over...


Australia – HCL MD to step down

16 April 2013

Managing director of Healthcare Locums Australia, Andy McRae, is leaving his post to return to the UK. He has also stepped down from the board with immediate effect, the healthcare recruiter announced Tuesday.The firm has seen tough market conditions in Australia where falling demand for healthca...