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Japan – Demand for graduates boosts Gakujo’s results

7 September 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Gakujo (2301: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 31 July 2015 of JPY 3.5 billion (USD 29 million), an increase of 16.6% compared with JPY 3 billion (USD 24.9 million) during the same period last year.

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Australia – Job advert growth slows, employment unlikely to pick-up soon

7 September 2015

There was an 8.7% increase in the number of jobs advertised across Australia during August 2015 compared with the same month in 2014, according to the latest figures from ANZ Bank’s job advert survey.

Growth has been slowing in recent months following increases of 9.3% in July, 10.8% in June, and 14.1%...

Australia – RITEQ acquires big data firm SeeMoreData

7 September 2015

Australian workforce management solutions provider RITEQ has acquired Australian data science and analytics firm SeeMoreData, the creators of business intelligence and analytics platform BI Plus.

David Kroser, Managing Director of RITEQ, commented: “There has been an obvious evolution towards a requirement...

India – Workforce parity could boost GDP by more than a quarter

7 September 2015

India’s GDP could increase by as much as 27% if the number of female workers in India increased to the same level as that of men. According to Christine Lagarde, Head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reports zeenews.india.com.

In comparison, if similar gender parity was achieved in the US and...

Japan – Wages rebound in July

4 September 2015

Japanese wages rebounded in July after falling steeply in June, but summer bonus payments rose only modestly, government data showed, suggesting that soft household spending may weigh on the world's third-largest economy for longer than expected.

Reuters reports that real wages, adjusted for inflation,...

Vietnam – Minimum wage to increase 12.4%

4 September 2015

The National Wage Council of Vietnam has voted increase of minimum wage by 12.4% in the next year, according to HR in Asia. The vote came after a meeting held between the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL), and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) failed to reach an agreement...

Hong Kong - Hays launches Engineering Specialism

4 September 2015

In response to rising demand for engineering professionals, Hays, the international recruitment firm, has announced the launch of its Engineering specialism in Hong Kong.

Hays Engineering will recruit across all levels from engineer through to technical director, and will operate in the building services...

China - Zhaopin unveils National Employability Test

4 September 2015

Zhaopin Limited (NYSE: ZPIN) a leading career platform in China focusing on connecting users with relevant job opportunities throughout their career lifecycle, has launched its first National Employability Test ("NET") event.

NET, which involves both graduates and employers, has the full support...

Asia Pacific - Decline in IT jobs in Singapore and Malaysia, positive outlook for Philippines

3 September 2015

As regional online hiring activities continue to register negative year-over-year growth, Monster.com’s MD warns of uncertainty ahead for IT jobseekers in Singapore and Malaysia, reports NetworksAsia.

Out of all the markets surveyed by the Monster Employment Index (MEI), the IT, Telecom/ISP and BPO/ITES...

India - Government bows to complaints of online system for foreign recruitment

3 September 2015

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs on Monday issued an order directing changes in its online recruitment system after a plethora of complaints from foreign employers, workers and recruitment agencies. Due to glitches in the 'eMigrate system', thousands of blue-collar Indian workers lost jobs in...