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India – Monster exploring acquisition to power rural business plan

29 July 2014

Sensing an improvement in business sentiment, job board Monster is exploring acquisition opportunities in India as part of a business plan to push ahead in Tier II and Tier III cities, reports The Hindu Business Line.

Tier I includes major metropolitan cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata,...

World – Top jobs employers are struggling to fill

29 July 2014

Over 37,000 employers in 42 countries and territories participated in ManpowerGroup’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey. Just over a third (36%) of employers report difficulty filling jobs – the highest proportion since 2007.

The country with the greatest difficulty filling jobs is Japan, with 81%...

Macau – Gaming industry loses workers to the construction sector

29 July 2014

The number of workers in Macau increased by +0.7% but the gambling industry is losing workers to the construction and hotel sectors, reports macaubusinessdaily.com. The island’s unemployment rate has stabilised at 1.7%.

The gaming industry lost 1,500 workers between March and May 2014 and April and...

Japan – Media Five reports full year revenue growth

28 July 2014

Recruitment firm Media Five Co (3824: JP) reported revenue for the full year ending 31 May 2014 of JPY 1,048 billion (USD 10.3 million), an increase of +9% compared with JPY 961 million (USD 9.4 million) the previous year.

Gross profit for the year increased by +14% to JPY 384 million (USD 3.8 million),...

World – Impact of recent legislation on temporary recruitment

28 July 2014

As part of Staffing Industry Analysts’ annual survey of buyers of contingent labour, we asked temporary staffing procurement professionals about the impact of legislation on their use of temporary workers.

Overall, buyers seemed mildly receptive to amendments to the Chinese Dispatch Law. However, this...

Japan – Recruitment boss arrested for supplying illegal foreign workers

28 July 2014

The head of an unnamed recruitment company in the southern Japanese Hyogo Prefecture region has been arrested for illegally arranging factory jobs for foreign workers without visas, reports kyodonews.jp.  

Chiyokazu Kunimoto, 51, was arrested after allegedly arranging for three Vietnamese nationals...

Singapore – Employers fined in foreign worker housing scheme

28 July 2014

Employers in Singapore have been fined by the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) for providing false information about the accommodation they provide for overseas foreign workers, reports The Strait Times.

Over the past two years, an estimated 2,100 employers have been issued a warning or fined by the MoM for...

World – Employer branding critical in the recruitment process

28 July 2014

Companies need to differentiate between their consumer and employer brands, and implement an effective employer brand strategy if they want to attract the right candidates and engage existing employees, according to a new report from Hudson RPO.

‘How to Launch a Successful Employer Brand: Building on...

Australia – New jobseeker benefits scheme met with criticism

28 July 2014

Out of work Australians will be forced to work more for their benefits, under tough new Government measures designed to get the nation's unemployed back to work, reports the Daily Mail.

The Federal Government will introduce the AUD 5.1 billion (USD 4.8 billion) job placement scheme from 1 July 2015, which...

South Africa – Adcorp to acquire the rest of Kelly Group

25 July 2014

South Africa’s largest staffing company Adcorp (ADR: SJ) yesterday released a joint statement with South African recruitment firm Kelly Group (KEL: SJ), announcing its firm intention to make an offer to acquire the remaining issued share capital of Kelly.

Kelly Group is not be confused with the US staffing...