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Middle East – Banking and Finance jobs boosting online hiring activity

10 April 2015

Online hiring activity across the Middle East is being driven by increased demand for banking and finance services workers in the UAE and strong general demand in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, according to the Monster Employment Index.The index, a monthly gauge of the country’s online job demand, rose...


Australia – Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain employment market slowing

10 April 2015

Australia’s Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain (TL&SC) employment market contracted again in March 2015, after easing in February, according to the April 2015 Labourforce Job Index compiled by specialist TL&SC recruitment company Labourforce.Spokesperson for Labourforce, Paul McLeay,...


Southeast Asia – Higher salary top priority for jobseekers in 2015

10 April 2015

Jobseekers in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore all list a higher salary as their top priority in 2015, according to a survey from recruitment firm Hudson Global.  Priority China Hong Kong Singapore 1 Higher Salary (66%) Higher Salary (69%) Higher Salary&...


New Zealand – Majority of employers to hire IT staff this year

10 April 2015

New projects and increased demand will drive recruitment this year in Auckland's information technology sector, according to Grant Burley, Director of specialist IT recruitment firm Absolute IT, reports nzherald.co.nz.Software developers are the most sought-after staff in the IT profession in Auc...


Japan – Pasona reports strong growth in temporary staffing

9 April 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Pasona Group (2168: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 28 February 2015 of JPY 169.2 billion (USD 1.4 billion), an increase of 9.2% compared with JPY 154.9 billion (USD 1.3 billion) a year ago. Despite the increase in revenue, net income declined by 37.2% to...


Japan – Temporary staffing revenue boosts Hito Communication’s H1 results

9 April 2015

Japanese human resources provider Hito Communications (3654: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 28 February 2015 of JPY 12.6 billion (USD 104.7 million), an increase of 13.6% compared with JPY 11.1 billion (USD 92.1 million) during the same period last year. Despite the increase in re...


India – Companies willing to pay to keep best performers

9 April 2015

As India’s job-market heats up, employees are likely to get an average salary increase of between 10% and 13% this year, according to the latest survey of employers, recruiters, and employees by Indian job board TimesJobs.com.Top performers are expected to be offered much more to ensure their loy...


Kenya – Declining fuel prices to boost job market but finding the right workers still a challenge

9 April 2015

Declining fuel prices are expected to positively impact Kenya’s job market this year, with very few companies foreseeing redundancies, according to a report from HR management consultancy firm Corporate Staffing Services, reports allafrica.com.The report indicates that majority of employers - 40....


Japan – Creative staffing firm Creek & River reports revenue and profit growth

8 April 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Creek & River Co. Ltd. (4763: JP) reported revenue growth of 11.2% to JPY 22.9 billion (USD 191.2 million) during the full year ending 28 February 2015, up from JPY 20.6 billion (USD 171.9 million) a year ago.    2014 2013 Change Revenue...


Australia – Calls for labour market testing for skilled visas to be abolished

8 April 2015

Business and employer groups in Australia want the labour market testing requirements for the 457 skilled visa programme to be abolished, reports australiaforum.com.The 457 visa stream, which is popular with businesses that require temporary overseas workers for...