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Global - Korn Ferry studies management

21 October 2015

A global study by Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) shows that while the need for innovation and driving strategic change is critical to today’s executives, few believe they have the right leaders in place to effectively deliver on strategy.

Korn Ferry’s “Real World Leadership” study of more than 7,500 executives...


Middle East - PageGroup predicts significant headcount growth over next 12 months

21 October 2015

 Nearly 75% of the organisations in the Middle East are expect to increase their workforce within the next 12 months, according to specialist recruitment company, PageGroup, who recently conducted a global study of the HR landscape in 65 countries.

 “Strong hiring and recruitment expectations...


Japan - Tightest Labor Market in Decades Hasn't Boosted Spending

21 October 2015

The tightest labor market in 23 years and soaring profits at some large companies sounds like a recipe for higher wages and more spending but not in Japan according to Yoshiaki Nohara, writing for Bloomberg.

 On the surface, Japan’s job-to-applicant ratio of 1.23 in August looks good for wage gains....


China: Winners of "2015 Top 100 Employers" Awards and a view of the job market

20 October 2015

Zhaopin Limited (NYSE: ZPIN), a leading career platform in China, today announced winners of its "2015 Top 100 Employers in China" awards. The annual awards are based on a survey of more than 180,000 employees and job seekers across China, who are asked to nominate and vote for the nation's...


India – Hitech causes low tech problem

20 October 2015

The sales push by leading e-tailers has propelled the demand for delivery drivers or bikers to an all-time high. Salaries and incentives for high performers have already shot up more than 50% to about INR 25,000 a month (USD 385) as staffing firms are grappling with a severe shortage of couriers. And...


Australia - Victoria labour hire enquiry remit

20 October 2015

Professor Anthony Forsyth, the chair of the inquiry into the labour hire industry and insecure work in Victoria has said that that the inquiry will focus on fact-finding first, and regulation second. Labour hire is the term used locally to describe temporary agency staffing.

"The Inquiry will seek...


Chile – Your workers want to be self-employed

20 October 2015

According to a new survey by Randstad and the AIEP Institute, 90% of Chilean workers between 20 and 30 years would start their own business if they had the necessary means and network. 83% of people between 41 and 50 mentioned that would be independent if they could. The most risk adverse although still...


Japan: Crie Anabuki acquisition in Shikoku

19 October 2015

Crie Anabuki Inc. (4336:Tokyo) announced that it has acquired Miura Challendy, a temporary staffing provider based in Matsuyama. The aim of the purchase was to expand Crie’s market share in Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s major islands.  

Miura has about 50 customer companies...


Australia: The great UK teacher migration

19 October 2015

Roughly one in 17 Australian secondary teachers is now British born, as is one in every 20 primary teachers, with science, maths and language teachers in particular demand, according to teacher recruitment agencies as reported in an article in The Age.

 Figures from the latest Australian Council...


India: Firms turn cautious on hiring

19 October 2015

If hiring is a sign of business optimism, then India Inc seems to be taking a cautious view according to Business Line (The Hindu).  Data on employee numbers for 150 companies in the CNX500 index, equivalent to the S&P500, show that headcount grew at only 3% in 2014-15. This is much lower...