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Australia – ICT business must benchmark to survive

16 May 2013

The IT Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA) today has cautioned IT recruitment leaders that the overall tightening of the market can have disastrous knock-on effects for individual businesses unless the current climate’s challenges are approached with a long-term strategy in mind.ITCRA is...


Singapore – Employers doubt social networking sites

16 May 2013

With more professionals using social networking sites in Singapore, many companies are turning to social media for help in recruiting job candidates.  But employers remain sceptical about a potential job candidate’s profile on social media websites.New research by recruitment specialist Robe...


Australia / New Zealand – Futurestep appoints new MD

16 May 2013

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company specialising in talent solutions, announced the appointment of Nick Simcock as Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand. Expanding on his current role as Managing Director in New Zealand, Mr Simcock will be responsible for the continued growth and developmen...


India - Linkedin hits 20 million users

15 May 2013

LinkedIn, the world's largest professional networking site, has over 20 million users in India, within four years of launching its operations in the country  and has added 5 million subscribers in the last year. "This is a very significant number. Social for the sake of social is j...


Japan: Net profits up across the board but share prices down

15 May 2013

There have been a number of Japanese companies reporting today Human Holdings (2415:TYO) saw group net profits increase 48% to JPY 825 million (USD 7.8 million) versus a year earlier. Revenue was up +8.3% at JPY 52.04 billion (USD 496 million) and operating profit increased +14.7% to JPY 1.13 bil...


New Zealand - AWF records strong results

15 May 2013

AWF Group (AWF:NZC), the contract labour firm, more than doubled annual profit after selling its Panacea Healthcare unit and will return most of the NZD2.24 million proceeds to shareholders via a special dividend. The Board of AWF Group has advised that turnover lifted by +24% to NZD 130 mil...


Australia - Still a popular destination

15 May 2013

Australia remains one of the top destinations for migrating professionals, but has slipped in a global rankings survey amid the high-value dollar putting pressure on exchange rates.An international survey has placed Australia third, behind the US and UK, when it comes to career opportunities and...


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15 May 2013

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UAE - Modest rise expected in 2013 hiring

14 May 2013

Recruitment services provider, Morgan McKinley said job opportunities are anticipated to rise by approximately +2% to +3% and salaries predicted to increase modestly by an average +5% to +6%. The figures come from the firm’s latest UAE Salary Guide for 2013 providing insight into hiring and salar...


Saudi Arabia - No grace period extension before the Saudisation law kicks in

14 May 2013

Saudi Arabia has ruled out an extension of the three-month grace period that will end on 3 July for expatriate workers to get their work and residency papers corrected before the enforcement of the Nitaqat’ Saudisation scheme begins.At a meeting of heads of foreign missions and labour counsellors...