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China – Revenue and profit growth for Zhaopin in Q4

19 August 2015

Chinese job board Zhaopin (ZPIN: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 30 June 2015 of RMB 337.1 million (USD 52.6 million), an increase of 18.9% compared with RMB 283.6 million (USD 44.3 million) during the same period last year. 

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Australia – Ashley Services achieves strong temporary staffing revenue growth

19 August 2015

Ashley Services (ASH: ASX), an Australian training and labour hire company, reported revenue for the full year ending 30 June 2015 of AUD 304.7 million (USD 224 million), an increase of 21.4% compared with AUD 250.9 million (USD 184.4 million) the previous year. 

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Australia – ICT recruiter HiTech nearly doubles full year revenue

19 August 2015

Recruitment and consulting company HiTech Group Australia (HIT: ASX) reported revenue for the year ending 30 June 2015 of AUD 15 million (USD 11 million), an increase of 88.6% compared with AUD 8 million (USD 5.9 million) a year ago. 

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China – Foreign companies need to regard local workers as core staff, says FESCO boss

18 August 2015

Large foreign companies operating in China need to work harder to retain Chinese staff, as the business environment becomes increasingly competitive. Retaining talented employees is crucial for any enterprise wanting to grow in the country, reports chinadaily.com.cn.

Hao Jie, Executive...

Asia Pacific – Randstad partners with mobile employee engagement app REFFIND

18 August 2015

REFFIND (RFN: ASX), a mobile employee engagement app for smartphones, today announced that it has reached an agreement with the Asia Pacific arm of recruitment firm Randstad, who will use REFFIND Employ to target its network of 400,000 IT professionals.

Based in Sydney, Australia REFFIND Ltd is targeted...

Singapore – Employment Act amended for greater transparency

18 August 2015

Employers in Singapore who do not issue itemised payslips or clearly outline employment terms in writing for their workers can be fined under changes to the law approved by Parliament on Monday, reports straitstimes.com.

The amendments to the Employment Act will come into effect on 1 April 2016.

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ASEAN – Free flow of skilled labour in AEC gets positive response

18 August 2015

A proposal to introduce a free flow of skilled labour in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has received a positive response from member countries. However, a mutual skills recognition scheme across ASEAN will be critical to ensure its success, reports bernama.com.my.

Wong Su-Yen, CEO of the Singapore...

Asia Pacific – Job vacancies up by a fifth in Q2, as vacancies outnumber jobseekers

17 August 2015

The long-term trend in vacancies continues to outpace the growth in those seeking new jobs, according to the Q2 Asia Pacific Employment Monitor from Morgan McKinley.

Vacancies rose by 18% across the region in Q2 2015, compared with Q2 2014. However, those seeking new employment was relatively flat, decreasing...

New Zealand – Employers focusing too much online missing a third of candidates

17 August 2015

Employers struggling to find the right talent might want to consider peeling their eyes away from job boards and professional networking sites; such as SEEK, Trade Me Jobs, and LinkedIn, according to Bobbi Ryan, Partner at recruitment firm Convergence Partners, reports stuff.co.nz.

While the internet...

Australia – Tougher penalties needed to protect overseas workers

17 August 2015

Tougher penalties are needed to protect overseas workers in Australia from businesses that exploit them in terms of working hours and pay, according to a draft report from Australia’s Productivity Commission, reports australiaforum.com.

The report noted that permanent and temporary overseas workers...