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Japan – Economy starts picking up

23 May 2013

Japan's central bank says the world's third-largest economy is starting to pick up due to demand recovering abroad and remaining resilient at home. But it warned of a high level of uncertainty due to the Eurozone debt crisis and the rate of growth in the US and emerging economies.“With regard to...


Australia – ICT recruitment cautious but defensive

23 May 2013

Australia has seen a downturn in the overall employment of ICT professionals in recent months, but despite the wind-backs ICT hiring managers and larger ICT recruiters are showing continuing confidence. This is coupled with positive intention to hire by employers, according to ITCRA, the associat...


Malaysia – Online recruiter JobStreet posts revenue growth

23 May 2013

Job board, JobStreet Corporation Bhd. (JOBST:KLS), reported its first-quarter results which showed that revenue in the first three months of the year rose to USD 14.28 million (MYR 43.176 million), an increase of +14% from a year ago.Pre-tax profit amounted to USD 7.16 million (MYR 21.664 million...


Asia – Fircroft appoints new head amid expansion plans

23 May 2013

UK recruiter Fircroft has appointed Singaporean recruitment pioneer Dhirendra Shantilal to head up its Asia Pacific division as the firm seeks to expand and grow in the region. Mr Shantilal will be both board director and head of the Asia Pacific region.The technical and engineering staffing firm...


Middle East – Employment opportunities decline

22 May 2013

Employment opportunities in the Middle East declined by -26% in April with occupations in the software, hardware and telecom occupations registering the steepest annual declines, according to the Monster employment index. Healthcare bucked the trend and posted the strongest annual growth.The inde...


Saudi Arabia – Government accredits “mega” recruitment companies

22 May 2013

Filipino labour and employment secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has accredited at least 10 “mega” recruitment companies to recruit and deploy foreign workers to private and public sector companies, as well as individual employers, in accordance...


Japan – SMEs struggle with succession planning, says Hays

22 May 2013

Succession planning is something that all businesses should be thinking about, according to Hays Japan, which warned that the SME sector is failing to prepare for the future as other priorities jostle to the front.The recruiter said that lining up the next generation of leaders to run an organisa...


Thailand – Federation of employment agencies to help migrant workers

22 May 2013

The Federation of Oversea Employment Agencies in Myanmar has moved into Bangkok by opening its first branch office in Thailand. According to local media reports, the move is part of an agenda to support Myanmar migrant workers and their labour rights in the country.The chairman of the federation,...


India – Women want top jobs too

22 May 2013

Women are just as keen to take on leadership positions as men, according to Randstad India’s Workmonitor survey which found that 89% of women and 92% of men wished to take up leadership posts.But a clear majority of 76% felt there are not enough women in top positions in their organisations, beat...


Brazil – Formal sector adds 4 million jobs

21 May 2013

The Brazilian economy has created over four million jobs in the formal sector since 2011, according to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff who announced the news on Monday. In a radio broadcast, she said that job creation played a vital role in reducing inequality in the country.“If we consider th...