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Georgia – Database of foreign workers to be created

21 August 2015

Georgia’s Ministry of Labour, Healthcare, and Social Affairs has announced plans to create a database of foreigners employed in the country, in order to ensure that only those with the legal right to work in Georgia are able to do so, reports blackseanews.net.

Elza Jgerenaia, Head of the Ministry’s...

Australia – Improved trading environment boosts M&T Resources full year results

20 August 2015

Australia recruitment firm M&T Resources yesterday reported revenue growth of 11% to AUD 85.2 million (USD 62.5 million) for the year ending 30 June 2015, up from AUD 76.9 million (USD 56.4 million) a year ago. 

  FY2015 FY2014 Change
Revenue AUD 85.2 million AUD...

Singapore – Scheme launched enabling SMEs to retain skilled foreign workers for longer

20 August 2015

Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MoM) is launching a new scheme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) hire and retain foreign workers, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say announced.

The Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Scheme will help progressive SMEs transform and grow in the country’s new...

India – Only 5% of employees think their salaries match market standards

20 August 2015

The vast majority (95%) of Indian employees are dissatisfied with their current salaries, with only 5% saying that their salaries matched market standards, according to a survey from employer rating platform JobBuzz.

With salaries remaining the primary motivator for professionals looking to switch jobs,...

Indonesia – Foreign workers obligated to join social security system after six months

20 August 2015

Foreign employees who have been working for a minimum of six months in Indonesia should be registered with the country’s social security programme, reports thejakartapost.com. 

Elvyn Masassya, CEO of the Worker Social Security Agency (BPJS), stated: “As an implication of the ASEAN Economic Community,...

Australia – Acquisitions boost SEEK’s full year results

19 August 2015

Australian job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) reported revenue from continuing operations for the full year ending 30 June 2015 of AUD 858.4 million (USD 631 million), an increase of 20% compared with AUD 724.2 million (USD 532.4 million) the previous year. 

  FY 2015 FY 2014 Change
Revenue ...

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. 

  Q4 2015 Q4 2014 Change...

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. 

  2015 2014 Change...

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. 

  2015 2014 Change
Revenue AUD 15 million ...

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...