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Australia – Ambition Group announces CFO appointment

15 October 2013

Australia –based boutique recruitment business Ambition Group (AMB: AU) announced the appointment of Peter O’Donovan as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr O’Donovan initially joined the business as interim Chief Financial Officer in June 2013.Ambition Group CEO Guy Day announced in the com...


Malaysia – Employers increasingly turning to contract workers

14 October 2013

Employers are increasingly choosing to hire contract staff and outsource work instead of recruiting permanent employees, according to online job board MyStarJob, reports The Star. Something that MyStarJob believes indicates that employment models have changed.     Serm Te...


Thailand – Heidrick & Struggles teams up to offer emerging talent programme

14 October 2013

Recruitment firm Heidrick & struggles has teamed up with five other international companies to launch an Emerging Talent Alliance Programme (ETAP) in Thailand, reports nationmultimedia.com. The programme is aimed at providing local high-potential employees with more exposure to dynamic work e...


World – Monster survey shows workers looking for better jobs

14 October 2013

Monster.com released the first instalment of its mid-year Workforce Talent Survey focusing on the attitudes of workers responding to the survey. According to a release, the survey found that a majority of employed professionals are inspired and proud about their current company and its future.Ove...


Argentina – Jobs and skills in demand

14 October 2013

In the second quarter of the year Adecco Argentina produced a report revealing that the most sought after professional profiles across the country’s leading industries include management positions, department heads, and specialists.Among the positions most in demand for the Administration and Fin...


Japan – Hito Communications posts positive results

11 October 2013

Japan based human resources provider Hito Communications Inc (3654: JP) reported revenue of JPY 20.3 billion (USD 207,5 million) for the year ending 31 August 2013, an increase of +7.4% from JPY 18.9 billion (USD 193,2 million) a year ago.Net income for the year rose by +23.8% to JPY 930 million...


Japan – Creek & River reports revenue and profit growth

11 October 2013

Employment agency Creek & River Co Ltd (4763: JP) reported revenue of JPY 10.5 billion (USD 107.3 million) for the six months to 31 August, an increase of +23% compared with JPY 8.5 billion (USD 86.9 million) for the same period a year ago. Net profit for the period increased by +81.7% t...


Japan – Media5 reports year-on-year improvement

11 October 2013

Recruitment firm Media5 Co (3824: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 August 2013 of JPY 262 million (USD 2.7 million), an increase of +% from JPY 231 million (USD 2.4 million) a year ago. Net loss for the period was JPY 4 million (USD 40,880), on par with net loss for the same p...


South Africa – Adcorp predicts an -80% drop in earnings per share for H1

11 October 2013

South Africa’s largest staffing firm Adcorp (ADR: JNB) has advised shareholders that earning per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) are expected to decrease by between -80% and -84% for the first half of the year ending 31 August 2013.The decrease in EPS and HEPS is due to Interna...


Brazil – Temporary Christmas rush begins

11 October 2013

With the end of the year approached and trade levels increasing there has been increasing demand for labour, particularly within production industries that are looking for more staff to meet this increased demand, reports diariodosudoeste.com.br.According to the President of the Union of Employer...