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Australia – Recruitment firms to boost the number of women executives

6 November 2013

Executive recruitment firms have adopted a code of conduct designed to boost the number of women in executive ranks, but their recommendations fall short of the measures proposed by the Business Council of Australia (BCA), reports the Australian Financial Review.Two of the five firms involve...


Saudi Arabia – Illegal immigrants rounded up

6 November 2013

Saudi authorities rounded up thousands of illegal foreign workers at the start of a nationwide crackdown, ultimately aimed at creating more jobs for locals, reports The Lebanon Daily Star. This round-up follows the mass exodus of hundreds of thousands of workers who already left the kingdom durin...


Asia – JP Morgan under investigation for recruitment impropriety

5 November 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and prosecutors in the United States are investigating whether or not investment bank JP Morgan Chase favoured the recruitment of children of power elites in China, Singapore, India, and Korea, reports the East Asia Daily (Dong-A Ilbo).The ‘Sons and Da...


Japan – en-japan acquires Thai recruitment firm

5 November 2013

Japanese recruitment firm en-japan (4849: JP) announced today that it signed a share transfer agreement with The Capstone Group Recruitment and Consulting (Thailand) Ltd (R&C) to acquire shares of the company and make it en-japan’s subsidiary. According to a statement from en-japan: “We...


Asia-Pacific – Staffing Industry Analysts announces strategic partnership with HHMC

5 November 2013

Staffing Industry Analysts and HHMC, an independent advisory group for the Asia Pacific recruitment industry, today formed an alliance to develop and expand Staffing Industry Analysts’ research in the region.  HHMC will provide local sales and analyst support. Recently, Staffing Industr...


Japan – Firms making strides in promoting women led by Pasona

5 November 2013

The number of female managers in big companies increased by +10% for the year ending 31 March 2013, they now account for 4.5% of all managerial staffers, according to a survey about workforce diversity from business news provider Nikkei.Pasona Group, one of the largest staffing firms in the world...


MENA – An online presence is key to recruitment

5 November 2013

The “Modern Job Search in the MENA” poll, recently conducted by jobsite Bayt.com, has revealed that experience is the most important detail of any CV for those who make hiring decisions in the region, and including a picture with your CV is considered a good move.The poll goes into detail on what...


Singapore – CFOs hold sway over IT investments

5 November 2013

For many people, the worlds of accounting and technology have little in common. However, a new survey reveals that Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Finance Directors in Singapore have more control over IT decisions than anywhere else in the world.The survey by recruitment firm Robert Half aske...


Asia-Pacific – Heidrick & Struggles CEO sees market conditions improving

4 November 2013

In an interview with Bloomberg Television today, Heidrick & Struggles interim CEO Jory Marino spoke about the company’s most recent financial results and how the company is faring in the global marketplace. “The global economy is starting to solidify and we’re getting a little bit more f...


India – Women with more education face greater salary discrimination

4 November 2013

Women with no formal education earn more than their male counterparts. However, this trend reverses as the level of education increases for both genders, according to a recent study from the Indian Institute of Management, reports the Times of India. Women with a basic education; such as adv...