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Indonesia – Temp Holdings to expand

23 April 2013

Japanese recruiter Temp Holdings is to expand its operations in Indonesia, citing the growing Indonesian staffing market and increasing demand for Japanese speakers as the reasons behind the move.In a press release, the company said it will open an additional office in the country to benefit from...


Thailand – More recruiters urged to register

23 April 2013

Thailand’s labour ministry wants to increase the registered number of staffing companies specialising in placing migrant workers in the country. It said that less than 20% of recruitment firms had so far completed the registration process.Pravit Khiengpol from the employment department confirmed...


South Africa – LinkedIn partners with talent provider Graylink

23 April 2013

LinkedIn has chosen local recruitment software specialists Graylink as its official talent solutions partner in the South African market as part of the firm’s global expansion plan. The partnership allows Graylink to assist LinkedIn in delivering talent solutions products in the country where Lin...


Taiwan – Job market shows little change in March

23 April 2013

In Taiwan , total employment increased by +1.07% in March when compared to the same time a year ago, official statistics show. Employment levels grew notably in the goods-producing and services sector, but fell in the agricultural sector. The total number of those employed in March reached 10.92...


Hong Kong: Shortage of tech, engineering and IT professionals

22 April 2013

According to Bradley Miller, the Northeast Asia managing director of recruitment firm Spring Professional, quoted in the South China Morning Post  "there are simply too few experienced engineers and IT professionals for the demands of the market, which presents a tremendous recruitment...


Around the Web: Indonesian Recruiter Profiled

22 April 2013

The Jakarta Post carried a profile of Mariko Yoshihara, managing director of international recruitment and consultancy firm JAC Recruitment over the weekend. Asked to rate the quality of Indonesian human resources, Yoshihara said that Indonesians were very people-oriented, cared about others and...


China: Graduates find opportunities in rural areas

22 April 2013

A Chinese national programme started five years ago aims to encourage young college graduates and postgraduates to lend their talents to poorer countryside areas according to the Shanghai Daily.As an incentive, the volunteers are given titles as "village officials." Other sweeteners inc...


South Africa: Kelly Group sells US staff outsourcing business

22 April 2013

Kelly Group, the South Afrian provider of “people management solutions” (not to be confused with the US staffing firm of the same name) announced that it has sold its its wholly owned US staff outsourcing business, MSquared Consulting, to US professional services firm Solomon Edwards. The USD 11...


Australia – Fewer independent contractors in job market

19 April 2013

The number of people working as independent contractors in Australia has dropped over the last two years, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This is mainly due to fewer male contractors working in the job market.The statistics show that in November...


Japan – Pay rates for temporary workers decline

19 April 2013

In March, starting wages for temporary workers in three of Japan’s major metropolitan areas dropped for the first time in seven months, according to a survey by the country’s largest staffing firm, Recruit Holdings.This also found that hiring demand grew last month across the Kanto, Tokai and Kan...