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Japan – Randstad targets professional staffing growth with new appointment

3 July 2014

International recruitment firm Randstad (RAND: NA) has announced the appointment of Paul Dupuis to the board of directors for its operation in Japan. Mr Dupuis was appointed to the newly created role of Managing Director for Randstad Professionals in Japan in 2013.    Based in Toky...


Australia – Davidson recruitment acquires ITCOM

2 July 2014

Queensland-based staffing firm Davidson Recruitment has acquired 100% of technology recruitment specialists ITCOM. As a result of the acquisition, the Davidson Group’s annual turnover is expected to exceed AUD 100 million (USD 94.6 million).Financial details of the acquisition were not released.B...


India – Job board acquired by recruitment company

2 July 2014

Hyderabad-based recruitment company Advantage One Human Resources announced that it has acquired TechTree Technologies, which operates job board MakeMyJob.com, reports techcircle.vccircle.com.Financial details of the acquisition, which was completed in May, were not disclosed.Sumit Chandra, found...


New Zealand – Rise in employers looking to hire

2 July 2014

A third of managers across New Zealand are planning to recruit more people than during the next six months compared with the first half of the year, according to a survey from recruitment firm Robert Walters, reports nzherald.co.nz.Sean Brunner, a director at Robert Walters, commented: "I th...


MENA – Majority of professionals say Ramadan lifts morale at work

2 July 2014

A survey on ‘Ramadan in the MENA Workplace’, recently conducted by job board Bayt.com, found  that more than 80% of the working population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe that Ramadan is a month that lifts morale at work.Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar a...


Australia – Oil & Gas jobs boom expected

1 July 2014

The oil and gas sector is predicted to grow by +11.3% a year over the next five years, according to market research company IBISWorld, making the industry the fastest-growing jobs ­creation hub in Australia, reports afr.com.The research analysed which industries are predicted to ‘sink o...


Australia – Executives taking on more fly-in-fly-out roles in Asia

1 July 2014

A highly competitive senior jobs market in Australia is forcing increasing numbers of executives to accept fly-in fly-out (FIFO) roles across Asia, according to the Michael Page Salary & Employment Forecast 2014/2015, which is due to be released this month, reports The Australian.The report s...


Tanzania – One-stop shop for jobseekers announced

1 July 2014

Jobseekers across Tanzania will be able to access employment services digitally following the near completion of the Labour Market Information System (LMIS) and a one-stop job centre, reports dailynews.co.tz.Boniface Chandaruba, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Tanzanian Employment Services...


Malaysia – Women still missing from the workforce

1 July 2014

Despite the economic value of women in the workforce, many companies in Malaysia are still reluctant to recruitment women even though the country has one of the lowest female labour force participation level in the Asean region at 46%, according to a report from the World Bank’s ‘Malaysia Economi...


South Africa – Adcorp Executive Director retires

1 July 2014

South Africa’s largest staffing firm Adcorp (ADR: JNB) announced that Executive Director for Group Services and Chief Risk Officer Campbell Bomela has retired, effective from 30 June 2014, reports reuters.com.Mr Bomela will continue to act as a director for several of Adcorp’s subsidiaries and co...