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China - Male nurses needed

17 May 2013

Official stats show China’s number of registered nurses stood at nearly 2.5 million at the end of 2012, according to official statistics. Male nurses represent less than 1 percent of the total nursing population.Cheng Gen, a CNA member in charge of male nurse related work, said male nurses are ex...


India - Recruitment fraud in Mumbai

17 May 2013

The Mumbai police are searching from two individuals who have allegedly cheated more than 40 jobseekers on the pretext of offering jobs at hotels abroad according to the Afternoon Dispatch & Courier.According to police, the accused, identified as Rajesh Singh and Manohar Mallupuram, cheated j...


Around the Web - 12 reasons why recruiters love Asia

17 May 2013

According to efinancial careers, recruiters from London have flocked to Asia in recent years in search of clients, candidates and profits in the comparatively buoyant job markets of Singapore and Hong Kong. To read about the 12 key features of the market given, click here.


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...