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South Africa – ADvTech’s recruitment division reports dip in annual revenue

23 March 2015

South African recruitment firm ADvTech (ADH: SJ) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of ZAR 1.9 billion (USD 160.4 million), an increase of 9.4% compared with ZAR 1.8 billion (USD 146.7 million) in 2013.    FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue ZAR 1.9 bi...


India – Frontier International opens first regional office

23 March 2015

UK-headquartered oil and gas recruitment firm Frontier International has opened its first office in India, in order to support the company’s increased activity in Asia and the Middle East.The office, based in Gurgaon in India’s National Capital Region, will be led by local manager, Arjun Bhakhri,...


MEA – Companies increasingly embracing talent management strategies

23 March 2015

Companies based in the Gulf are increasingly recognising the importance of modern talent management strategies, according to recruitment firm ReThink.According to an analysis of the market by the firm’s Dubai office, the Gulf has joined the UK and the US as one of the regions to most effectively...


India – Private recruiters banned from hiring nurses for overseas jobs

20 March 2015

India’s central government has banned private recruitment agencies from hiring nurses for overseas posts in an attempt to clamp down on widespread recruitment malpractices and job fraud, reports timesofindia.com.The government order issued earlier this week, which will come into effect from 30 Ap...


Australia – White-collar job opportunities outstripping blue-collar jobs opportunities

20 March 2015

Managers and professionals in Australia have been the big job market winners over the past year, gaining six out of every 10 new jobs; while labourers and sales staff have lost out, reports theaustralian.com.au.A deep division is developing within the labour force as a small number of industries...


Philippines – Jobs growth expected from ASEAN integration

20 March 2015

The Philippines’ technical-vocational sector is expected to be one of the main beneficiaries of the economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), reports bworldonline.com.Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel J. Villanueva...


Malaysia – Foreign firms the best employers

20 March 2015

The best employers in Malaysia tend to be local branches of foreign firms, according to a recent study conducted by human resources consultancy Aon Hewitt and TalentCorp Malaysia, reports therakyatpost.com.Coming out tops overall was Starbucks Coffee Malaysia; while the best for female staff welf...


World – Talent management hampering multinational companies’ expansion plans

19 March 2015

More than two-thirds of multinational companies (69%) rank talent acquisition and tracking as the workforce management strategy with the greatest impact on their organisation's business objectives, according to new research released by the ADP Research Institute. Yet 49% of respondents also...


World – ManpowerGroup tops global RPO list for fourth year in a row

19 March 2015

ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) has been named the world's largest RPO provider for the fourth consecutive year, according to NelsonHall, a business process outsourcing (BPO) analyst firm.The report, Targeting Recruitment Process Outsourcing, provides a comprehensive...


Australia – Job market optimism after slight drop in unemployment rate

19 March 2015

The drop in Australia’s unemployment rate is a sign of the continuous trend of the country’s economy shifting away from a mining-led economy to a broader based job market.The unemployment rate for February 2015 dropped to 6.3%, compared with 6.4% in January.Simon Meyer, Director of Michael Page A...