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World – Adecco launches merged MSP & RPO business Pontoon

10 January 2013

Adecco has launched Pontoon, its unified global contingent workforce solutions (CWS) and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) organisation. Pontoon merges the firm’s Beeline managed service provider (MSP) and Adecco Solutions business lines.Headquartered in Florida and headed by Michael Wachholz...


World – Staffing levels remain stable in 2013

9 January 2013

The job market for managers and professionals appear to be stable around the globe with 47% of organisations expected to hire in the coming quarter, the latest global snapshot survey by recruitment firm Antal International found.Although hiring levels have dropped slightly from the previous quart...


Malaysia - Employers may restructure salaries in implementing minimum wage

4 January 2013

Employers can restructure workers' salary by absorbing certain allowances as part of the basic salary in the implementation of the minimum wage, said National Wages Consultative Council secretary, T Shanmugam, to the Daily Sun.He said employers could carry out wage restructuring after negotiating...


Israel – National Labour Court rules on Freedom of Association

4 January 2013

The National Labour Court decided on 2 January 2013  that the employer has no right to intervene in or express their opinion on initial organizing of employees. The Court thus accepted the position of the Histadrut (trade union organisation), which the Attorney General also supported.In its...


India - Women are now being preferred at workplaces

4 January 2013

Gone are the days when women were restricted only to their homes according to The Times of India. Today’s women are not just educated, but well-empowered.Anil Warrier, director of India Staffing, a research and development company, states the reasons. "One of the major reasons why women were...


Japan – Careerlink forecast increase revenue

27 December 2012

Careerlink Co Ltd (6070:TYO) the Tokyo headquartered staffing firm reported sales of 14,260 million yen (€127m) for the nine months from 1st March 2012. Operating Income was 890 million yen (€ 7.9m), Recurring or ordinary income 847 million yen (€ 7.5m) and net income 490 million yen (€ 4.4m). Co...


China - 100 Best Human Resource Management Companies

27 December 2012

51job, Inc., an integrated human resources service provider has organised an award for the "100 Best Human Resource Management (HRM) Companies" in China.  The award winners, which include a number of Council Member of Staffing Industry Analysts, were singled out as having  hum...


India – IT hiring remains low key

27 December 2012

The $100 billion IT industry is expected to meet the lower end of 11-14% growth projection in 2012-13 according to Nasscom, and hiring in IT is directly affected according to the Indian Magazine Dataquest.According to E Balaji, CEO and MD Randstad, India the year started with a positive trend, bu...


UK – Hays enters Malaysian staffing market

10 July 2012

UK-based staffing firm Hays, the sixth largest global staffing firm according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ latst research, said this week it had entered the Malaysian market with the launch of Hays Malaysia. Asia Pacific is a key market for the company, representing around 40% of the Group...


ECRI Index Level, Growth Rate Slips

1 June 2012

The Economic Cycle Research Institute’s weekly leading index of the U.S. economy fell to a reading of 122.4 in the week ended May 25 from the prior period’s reading of 123.0, the index’s lowest level since January. The index level and the growth rate can move in opposite directions because t...