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Australia – Strong growth in new job adverts reported

11 September 2014

Australia experienced a strong +3.5% increase in new jobs adverts in August 2014, the greatest increase since January 2014, following improved business and trading conditions across the country, according to job board SEEK.

The data suggests the economy is experiencing growth, led by the non-mining sectors....

World – AESC elects new President and CEO

11 September 2014

The Board of Directors of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the global association for executive search and leadership consulting firms, announced that it has elected Karen Greenbaum as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective 27 October 2014. 

Ms Greenbaum succeeds...

Brunei – Oilfield Workforce secures contract

11 September 2014

Singapore-headquartered oil & gas recruitment company Oilfield Workforce (OFW: ASX) announced that its subsidiary Oilfield Workforce International has secured a letter of Award from TOTAL E&P Borneo B.V., an affiliate of French oil & gas company TOTAL, for the provision of personnel for various...

World – Korn/Ferry reports revenue and income growth

10 September 2014

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry (KFY: NYSE) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 July 2014 of USD 260.3 million, an increase of +8.9% in constant currency from USD 237.6 million during the same quarter last year.

Korn/Ferry attributed the overall fee revenue increase was driven by fee revenue...

Japan – Recruit Holdings announces IPO

10 September 2014

Recruit Holdings, the largest staffing company in Japan, announced that it will launch on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on 16 October 2014, in an initial public offering worth an estimated JPY 193 billion (USD 1.8 billion), reports The Daily Mail.

Recruit said its indicative price for the offering was JPY...

Singapore – New visa policy divides recruiters

10 September 2014

A new working visa regime that was introduced in Singapore on 1 August 2014 will make it harder for companies to employ foreigners, but recruiters are divided on the long-term effect of the new legislation, reports afr.com.

Called the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF), the new legislation requires any...

India – Government planning skilled workforce database

10 September 2014

To meet the rising demand from the corporate sector for skilled workers, the Indian government is creating a national labour market database to help companies source workers, reports daijiworld.com.

J.P. Rai, Director General of National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) said: “We are at present collating...

World – ManpowerGroup: Staffing level growth forecast across APAC and the Americas in Q4

9 September 2014

The Q4 2014 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS), forward-looking survey of over 65,000 employers across 42 countries and territories found a positive employment outlook across the Asia Pacific and Americas regions, with every country expecting an increase in staffing levels.  

Nearly 30,000...

Japan – Gakujo reports strong revenue and profit growth

9 September 2014

Japanese recruitment firm Gakujo Co. (2301: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 31 July 2014 of JPY 3 billion (USD 28 million), an increase of +58.5% compared with JPY 1.9 billion (USD 17.7 million) during the same period last year.

Operating profit for the period rose substantially by +504.3%...

World – Hays: Uplift in global oil & gas recruitment

9 September 2014

The number of oil & gas sector vacancies increased across all regions during the second quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter, with the exception of Australasia, according to the Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index Q2 2014. 

On a year-on-year basis, all regions with the exception...