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Indonesia – ManpowerGroup to enter market

18 May 2015

Staffing firm ManpowerGroup (MAN: NYSE) has announced plans to expand into Indonesia as early as September. The company has reportedly seen an opportunity to tap into companies that are struggling to find skilled labour in the Southeast Asian nation, reports reuters.com.Strong growth in Indonesia...


UAE – More companies hiring temporary workers

18 May 2015

Increasing numbers of companies across the UAE are hiring temporary staff in order to save money on the high cost of recruiting international talent, reports gulfnews.com.More and more organisations; especially those in the IT, telecommunications, retail, oil & gas, financial services, and fa...


World – Talent shortages deepening, says ManpowerGroup

18 May 2015

Global recruitment firm ManpowerGroup (MAN: NYSE) has urged businesses to act differently to attract and retain in-demand talent, with the company’s tenth annual Talent Shortage Survey revealing that skills shortages around the world show no signs of abating.The proportion of global employers (38...


Indonesia – Slowing economy impacting recruitment market

18 May 2015

Indonesia’s cooling economic outlook has started impacting the country’s highly active executive recruitment market, according to an annual survey by executive recruitment firm Monroe Consulting Group.The Indonesian Recruitment Market Report 2015 surveyed 500 skilled professionals and 50 leading...


Japan – Staffing and recruitment revenue up at Human Holdings

15 May 2015

Japanese staffing firm Human Holdings (2415: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 62.6 billion (USD 525.2 million). An increase of 10.5% compared with JPY 56.7 billion (USD 475.4 million) a year ago.   2014 2013 Change Revenue JPY 62,593 million...


Japan – Temporary staffing revenue up by a fifth at PA Co.

15 May 2015

Japanese temporary staffing firm PA Co. (4766: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 486 million (USD 4.1 million). An increase of 14.7% compared with JPY 424 million (USD 3.6 million) a year ago.   Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change Revenue JPY 486...


India – Adecco to invest in banking, financial services, and insurance to drive organic growth

15 May 2015

Global staffing giant Adecco (ADEN: VX) is looking to grow organically in India; stated Angelo Lo Vecchio, Country Manager and Managing Director of Adecco India, in an interview with the Economic Times of India.Concerning India’s improving economy, Mr Lo Vecchio said: “India is a key market for t...


Australia – Jobseekers most likely in Asia Pacific region to lie on their CVs

15 May 2015

Australia is one of the most mature markets in the Asia-Pacific region when it comes to employee and jobseeker background screening. However, this does not mean that employers are any less likely to discover that their potential new hires have lied to them, reports hcamag.com.According to Matthew...


Japan – Deliberations to revise temporary staffing law begin for the third time

14 May 2015

The debate surrounding Japan’s controversial bill to revise the country’s “Worker Dispatch Law” started earlier this week, according to mainichi.jp.The bill involves deregulation measures that will effectively scrap the three-year limit on the use of temporary workers dispatched by staffing agenc...


China – ChinaHR changes hands for the third time in seven years

14 May 2015

Chinese online classifieds website 58.com (WUBA: NYSE), which includes a substantial job board, has acquired job board ChinaHR, reports en.yibaba.com.ChinaHR was acquired by global job board Monster.com in 2008 for an estimated USD 240 million. In 2013, Monster sold the company to Ireland-based S...