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Japan – Artner profits drop

7 June 2013

Technical outsourcing business Artner Co. (2163:JA) has reported revenue of USD 9.5 million (JPY 942 million) for the three months to April, down from USD 9.9 million (JPY 974 million) a year ago.Operating profit in the quarter dropped sharply to USD 0.2 million (JPY 18 million), compared to USD...


Singapore – VMA Global Network reaches Singapore

7 June 2013

Following the establishment of an office in Hong Kong in 2011, communications, HR and change recruiter VMA Group has recently opened an office in Singapore. Katrina Andrews has been promoted to the Board of Directors and appointed director for the Asia-Pacific region.“As our 2012/13 Asia Career S...


Around the web – Talent programme to help SMEs

7 June 2013

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, a country known to attract masses of foreign workers, want to increasingly rely on local talent, Channel News Asia writes. But at the same time, many of these firms face challenges attracting local workers who are keen to work in global conglomera...


Chile – ADP expands Latin American presence

6 June 2013

Human capital management solutions company ADP has acquired Payroll S.A., a provider of human resource outsourcing, payroll and employee benefits services across Chile, Argentina and Peru. The strategic move will strengthen ADP’s position in the high-growth Latin American market.The terms of the...


Australia – Foreign workers exploited through visa schemes

6 June 2013

Revelations of exploitation of workers on 457 visas show the system must be changed, the ACTU union said Thursday. There have been media reports today of Filipino workers being placed into enormous debt in order to get 457 visas.Some of the foreign workers had to direct part of their salary to re...


South Africa – MPs call for labour broking ban

6 June 2013

African National Congress (ANC) MPs on Wednesday proposed a ban on labour brokers, which they claim has led to the exploitation of workers. According to the Business Times, the ANC MPs have expressed a strong opposition against the practice of labour broking, or otherwise known as temporary staff...


India – Job portal revamped to integrate Facebook recruitment

6 June 2013

The Indian media and publishing company HT Media that owns flagship newspaper Hindustan Times has launched its revamped job portal shine.com which allows users to search jobs using their account on Facebook.Earlier this year, Shine.com announced a strategic partnership with social recruitment pla...


Hong Kong – Finance directors expect positive employment outlook

6 June 2013

Hong Kong has one of the most positive employment outlooks among major financial hubs around the world, according to a new survey by specialist recruitment firm Robert Half. The latest Global Financial Centres Index found that after New York, Hong Kong can expect the biggest increase in permanent...


Australia – Clarius expects net loss

5 June 2013

Australian recruiter Clarius Group (CND:ASX) expects a net loss after tax for the 12 months to June to range between AUD 0.7 million and AUD 0.9 million, the firm said in a message to shareholders today. In the previous year, the staffing company reported a net profit after tax of AUD 2.1 million...


Australia – Recruiter implicated in “secret” visa fast-tracking

5 June 2013

Australia’s Electrical Trades Union has accused the Government of “secretly” fast-tracking 457-visa approvals for high-volume sponsors, including Hays Recruitment, under an accreditation scheme.The temporary work visa allows employers to address skills shortages that cannot be filled from the loc...