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Australia – Integrated Workforce revenue grows, earnings fall

29 May 2013

Staffing provider Integrated Workforce, part of Australian Programmed Maintenance Services group, has reported a small drop in earnings for the 12 months to March although revenue increased for the year.The division posted a +7% rise in revenue which totalled USD 392.6 million (AUD 407.1 million)...


Japan – CareerCross looking for buyer

29 May 2013

Tokyo-headquartered multi-brand recruitment group CareerCross is looking for a strategic buyer for its international job board CareerLingual. The decision to dispose of the job board follows a strategic review of the firm’s group of companies.CareerCross CEO, Richard Bysouth, said the firm was re...


Australia – Job ads show high demand for blue collar workers

29 May 2013

Demand for workers to fill blue-collar roles is growing, according to data released by Australian job site SEEK today. The latest job figures show that the number of new job ads listed in April for freight forwarders, call centre salespersons and carpenters increased month-on-month by +22%, +18%...


Free webinar – International legislative review

29 May 2013

Join us for a comprehensive round-up of legislative developments in Europe and the Rest of the World.  What are the important changes to be aware of so far this year and what's around the corner?What are the risks and how do they vary from country to country? What could you do to address the...


World – Employers report acute talent shortages

28 May 2013

The global talent shortage is intensifying and negatively impacting companies’ performance, warned ManpowerGroup in a new survey today. This found that 35% of 40,000 employers surveyed globally report difficulties in finding staff with the right skills – the highest shortage since the start of th...


Brazil – Companies hire 32,000 temporary workers in May

28 May 2013

The Brazilian job market benefitted from this month’s Mother’s Day with 32,000 temporary agency workers having filled jobs in the period running up to the day, according to new research by the Brazilian recruitment trade bodies Asserttem/Sindeprestem.Companies made use of extra staff to meet incr...


Asia – Rise in job ads as business confidence improves

28 May 2013

Job adverts in Asia grew by +7.7% in the first quarter of 2013 when compared to the same time a year ago, according to the latest job index by Robert Walters. The levels of job advertising were also up by +4.4% from the previous quarter, the recruiter said.The Robert Walters Asia Job Index tracks...


South Korea – Women want more gender diversity

28 May 2013

Over 50% of female professionals in senior ranks and middle management have noticed increasingly positive attitudes amongst women towards career advancement, according to a new report by Heidrick & Struggles International. The recruiter criticised the lack of women in leadership in the countr...


Around the web – Pay slows for migrant workers in China

28 May 2013

The annual increase in pay for China's 163 million migrant workers almost halved in 2012, Reuters reports. A survey by the National Bureau of Statistics signalled a weaker job market as economic growth in China is slowing further.The average monthly wage of migrant workers rose by nearly +12% in...


Japan – Nichii Gakkan posts forecasts

27 May 2013

Japan-based healthcare staffing firm Nichii Gakkan (9792:TYO) reported its half-year forecasts for the six months running to September 2013. The company, among the five-largest recruiters in Japan, now projects half-year revenues of USD 1.35 billion (JPY 137.40 billion).Nichii Gakkan has also for...