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India - Job seekers duped after being promised employment

13 August 2014

A recruitment agency has allegedly duped thirty-six job seekers by promising them employment in UAE, according to Indian police. Harsh Kumar and his sixteen colleagues in a complaint to the Ghaziabad police said they had handed over their passports to a manager of a placement firm in Indirapuram,...


China – 51 job report fall in net profit despite revenue rise

12 August 2014

Chinese job board and HR provider 51job Inc. (JOBS: NSQ) reported revenue of RMB 457.5 million (USD 73.8 million) for the second quarter ending 3 June 2014, a year-on-year increase of +13.1% from RMB 404.4 million (USD 65 million) in Q2 2013.The company achieved a gross profit of RMB 325.8 millio...


China – Michael Page highlights stability of the Chinese employment market

12 August 2014

The Michael Page China Employee Intentions Report shows how China’s professional employment market continues to show signs of resilience, stability and growth. The company's most recent survey has found jobseekers remaining fairly positive and optimistic about the job market in the next year.Near...


Morocco – Young graduates are faced with a growing jobless rate

12 August 2014

Figures from the High Commission for Planning (HCP) have highlighted a rise in unemployment between Q2 2013 and Q2 2014, particularly among youths.The number of jobseekers in Morocco has reached 1,114,000, a rise of 65,000, with 39,000 living in urban areas and 26,000 living in rural areas. The u...


Nigeria - Chartered Institute inaugurates charter to introduce international HR standards

12 August 2014

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN) has inaugurated a charter to set national standards for all the core areas of human resource management, such as recruitment, workforce planning, learning and development.The CIPM Charter has placed the responsibility for setting...


Australia – Freelancer revenue up profits down

11 August 2014

Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN), which has set its sights on becoming the amazon.com of the online staffing industry, announced total revenue of AUD 11.9 million (USD 11 million ) up +41% but an operating net loss after tax of AUD 0.6 million (USD 0.55 million) for the first half of the 2014 financial y...


Japan – Fullcast Holdings see a turnround in fortunes

11 August 2014

Japanese recruitment firm Fullcast Holdings Ltd., (4848: JP) has reported revenue for the six months ending 30th June, 2014 of JPY 9.43 billion (USD 92.4 million), a rise of +16% compared with JPY 8.15 billion (USD 80 million) for the same six month period last year.The company reported an operat...


Malaysia - KellyOCG Launches Country’s First HR Professional Certification Programme

11 August 2014

Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (‘KellyOCG’), announced today that it will lead a private sector initiative to double the pool of professionally certified HR practitioners in 24 months.KellyOCG’s Vice President in Asia Pacific, Anthony Raja Devadoss, says that this initiative is part of...


Singapore - National Jobs Bank vacancies treble in a month

11 August 2014

The national Job Bank has accumulated more than 52,000 job vacancies, less than a month after its launch according to the Straits Times. The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), which manages the portal, said that two in three of these positions are for professionals, managers and e...


Australia - Labour market seems to have stalled

8 August 2014

Australia's unemployment rate has reached 6.4%, its highest peak in the last 12 years, reflecting the impact of weakness in China and other major export markets for the country's resources-reliant economy.  It is the first time since 2007 than Australia's unemployment rate has surpassed the...