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India – E-commerce temporary jobs to treble in Q4 compared with last year

24 October 2014

The rapidly growing Indian e-commerce industry is expected to create 100,000 temporary jobs in the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, compared with 30,000 last year, reports The Economic Times of India. There has also been an increase of up-to +100% in the salaries of temporary workers...


New Zealand – Desperate employers unlawfully employing visa over-stayers

24 October 2014

Employers in New Zealand are so desperate to fill jobs that they are continuing to employ migrant workers even though their work visas have expired, according to an immigration expert, reports nzherald.co.nz. Paul Spoonley, a sociologist at Massey University, commented: "The numbers are...


Taiwan – Plan to recruit foreign agricultural workers proves contentious

24 October 2014

A proposal by the Taiwanese Council of Agriculture to open the country’s labour-strapped agricultural sector to foreign workers has sparked debate, reports focustaiwan.tw. Taiwan's agricultural population is aging rapidly, due mainly to the low income agricultural jobs and lack of interest i...


South Africa – Adcorp eyeing further overseas acquisitions following H1 growth

23 October 2014

Adcorp (ADR: JSE), South Africa’s largest staffing firm, yesterday reported revenue of ZAR 6.4 billion (USD 576.9 million) for the six months ending 31 August 2014, an increase of +12% compared with ZAR 5.7 billion (USD 514.1 million) a year ago.Gross profit for the period rose by +11% to ZAR 981...


Australia – Skilled Group releases positive trading update

23 October 2014

The CEO of Australian staffing firm Skilled Group (SKE: ASX), Mick McMahon advised that, overall, revenue and earnings in the three months to 30 September 2014 were more than +10% higher than during the same three-month period last year.During the company’s annual general meeting, Mr McMahon said...


Indonesia – Korn/Ferry partners with pharmaceutical company

23 October 2014

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry (KFY: NYSE) announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Indonesian pharmaceutical company Combiphar to manage the company’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions.Korn/Ferry will provide a consistent solution for finding the right talen...


Japan – Companies lagging behind in tools and training for diversity

23 October 2014

Only 40% of Japanese respondents agrees that their employer provides diverse team tools and training, making them the lowest ranked of the 33 countries included in the Randstad Workmonitor Q3 2014 report.The global average response to the same question found that 60% of employees feel that their...


Hong Kong – Retention and recruitment a concern for HR departments

23 October 2014

A survey conducted by recruitment firm en world Hong Kong has revealed that more than half of HR leaders face challenges when it comes to retaining top employees. Moreover, approximately 85% of HR professional believe that their firm has struggled to recruit top talent.The economy across Asia Pac...


India – IT consulting firm acquires Virginia-based recruitment firm Vivos

22 October 2014

Hyderabad-based IT consulting and software services firm Kellton Tech Solutions Ltd has acquired US-based recruiting firm Vivos Professional Services for an undisclosed amount, reports vccircle.com. Headquartered in Northern Virginia, Vivos Professional provides staffing solutions across fiv...


Australia – Jobseeker relocation scheme proving a success

22 October 2014

Nearly 150 people have taken advantage of a government scheme which offer financial assistance of up to AUD 9,000 (USD 7,919) to relocate for work, with the majority staying in their home state, reports The Guardian. Since 1 July this year, 145 people have accessed the relocation assistance...