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Africa – Job board WorkinAfrica launched

13 October 2015

A new job board, WorkinAfrica, has been launched to connect people with jobs across Africa. In addition to the usual job board features, the platform also provides an embedded salary calculator, reports disrupt-africa.com.

It also features tests, quizzes, and contests; as well as an integrated gamification...

Brazil – Dillistone opens South American hosting platform

13 October 2015

Dillistone Systems, a global supplier to the executive search and strategic talent acquisition sector, today announced the opening of a South American hosting facility, to be located in Brazil. The move will make Dillistone the first global supplier to the sector to operate a hub in the region.


Australia – REFFIND finalises acquisition of WooBoard

12 October 2015

Australian employee experience technology company REFFING (RFN: ASX) today announced its successful completion of peer recognition and rewards company WooBoard. The acquisition was announced last month. 

Integration of the WooBoard business and product offering will continue as it joins the REFFIND...

Australia – Skills shortages pushing talent and high-growth companies offshore

12 October 2015

Sydney’s “lockout laws” are accelerating the brain drain of Australian’s skilled technology workers, according to Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com, reports brw.com.au.

Mr Barrie said: “I don’t know what they’re trying to do, bring back prohibition or something, but they’re turning the...

Australia – Is there room for old age in the digital age?

12 October 2015

Half of Australian IT professionals believe age discrimination exists in the IT industry, according to research by IT recruitment firm Greythorn, a ManpowerGroup company. That figure rises significantly for respondents over the age of 50.

The survey begs the questions, is age the real elephant in the...

New Zealand – Recruitment firm tells applicant “we don’t hire women”

12 October 2015

A female construction woman in New Zealand said she was “disgusted” to be told by a recruitment agency that they don’t hire women, reports stuff.co.nz.

Selene Harvey contacted NZ Labour Hire to apply for a civil construction labourer's position, but was told she wouldn't be considered for a job...

Japan – Revenue and gross profit up over a third at Dip Corp.

9 October 2015

Japanese staffing firm and job board Dip Corp. (2379: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 31 August 2015 of JPY 12.4 billion (USD 103.2 million), an increase of 36.7% compared with JPY 9 billion (USD 75.5 million) during the same period last year. 

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Japan – Hito revenue up following strong temporary staffing performance

9 October 2015

Japanese staffing firm Hito Communications (3654: JP) today reported revenue for year ending 31 August 2015 of JPY 26.3 billion (USD 219.5 million), an increase of 18.3% compared with JPY 22.2 billion (USD 185.5 million) during the previous year. 

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Japan – Growing female workforce surpasses America

9 October 2015

Japanese women now outpace American women in labour force participation; with 64% of working age women in Japan employed compared with 63% of American women, reports astroawani.com.

The Japanese employment rate surged in recent years, while the rate in the US declined and then stagnated. For generations,...

Singapore – Rise of the drones

9 October 2015

Singapore Post announced yesterday that it had successfully delivered a parcel via drone to one of the country’s offshore islands, reportedly a world first for a postal service, reports Yahoo.

Once the preserve of the military, civilian drones have become much more widely available and affordable. In...