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India – Hiring outlook for next six months brightens

28 October 2014

The majority (88%) of employers across India intend to hire additional staff in the second half of 2014/15, following an improved economic outlook, according to a survey from recruitment firm TeamLease Services.

Global economic trends and domestic demand have propped up business and employment sentiment,...


Korea – Record rise in irregular workers

28 October 2014

The number of irregular workers in South Korea rose to an all-time high during August 2014, with much of the increase coming from those in their 60s and older, according to government data, reports koreaherald.com

The number of workers employed on temporary or time-based contracts rose by +2.2%...


South America – Ciett President promoting agency work in Argentina and Brazil

28 October 2014

Annemarie Muntz, President of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) is currently undertaking a tour of Brazil and Argentina to meet with industry leaders and stakeholders to underline the importance of the BRICS countries for the employment and recruitment industry.

The...


Australia – Despite skills shortages foreign graduates struggling to find work

28 October 2014

International graduates find it extremely difficult to get professional work in Australia, despite having qualifications in areas of supposed skills shortages, a three-year study from Melbourne-based Deakin University has found, reports The Australian Financial Review

The accounting, nursing, and...


Australia – WorkPac acquires majority stake in training company

27 October 2014

Australian recruitment firm WorkPac has acquired a majority stake in Queensland-based training company RTO Gold Training. Specific details of the acquisition were not released.

Samantha Johnson, Founder and Regional Manager of Gold Training, commented: “The venture is an exciting development for our...


Japan – NES Global adds fourth overseas office this year

27 October 2014

UK-headquartered technical recruitment specialist NES Global Talent has opened a new office in Yokohama, Japan; its first in the country, as recruitment activity in the region increases.

Matt Underhill, Regional Director at NES Global Talent Asia Pacific, commented: “We are excited by the job opportunities...


Argentina – Gender gap narrowing

27 October 2014

The gender gap is narrowing in Argentina but data suggests that women in the labour market are still having to overcome entrenched stereotypes and imbalances in the distribution of household duties, reports The Buenos Aires Herald

Women are increasingly being hired for management and decision-making...


Asia Pacific – Former Ambition Group CEO appointed COO of Eames Consulting

27 October 2014

International search and selection firm Eames Consulting Group announced the appointment of Guy Day to the position of Group Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Eames, Mr Day served as Chief Executive Officer of Australian recruitment firm Ambition Group, where he established and led organisations...


Japan – Recruit identifies 100 potential takeover targets

24 October 2014

Recruit Holdings Co. (6098: JP), Japan’s largest staffing firm, following the completion of its initial public offering earlier this month, has reportedly identified approximately 100 global companies as potential takeover targets, reports Bloomberg

The Tokyo-based company has the capacity...


India – E-commerce temporary jobs to treble in Q4 compared with last year

24 October 2014

The rapidly growing Indian e-commerce industry is expected to create 100,000 temporary jobs in the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, compared with 30,000 last year, reports The Economic Times of India

There has also been an increase of up-to +100% in the salaries of temporary workers in certain...