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Indonesia – Korn/Ferry partners with pharmaceutical company

23 October 2014

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry (KFY: NYSE) announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Indonesian pharmaceutical company Combiphar to manage the company’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions.Korn/Ferry will provide a consistent solution for finding the right talen...


Japan – Companies lagging behind in tools and training for diversity

23 October 2014

Only 40% of Japanese respondents agrees that their employer provides diverse team tools and training, making them the lowest ranked of the 33 countries included in the Randstad Workmonitor Q3 2014 report.The global average response to the same question found that 60% of employees feel that their...


Hong Kong – Retention and recruitment a concern for HR departments

23 October 2014

A survey conducted by recruitment firm en world Hong Kong has revealed that more than half of HR leaders face challenges when it comes to retaining top employees. Moreover, approximately 85% of HR professional believe that their firm has struggled to recruit top talent.The economy across Asia Pac...


India – IT consulting firm acquires Virginia-based recruitment firm Vivos

22 October 2014

Hyderabad-based IT consulting and software services firm Kellton Tech Solutions Ltd has acquired US-based recruiting firm Vivos Professional Services for an undisclosed amount, reports vccircle.com. Headquartered in Northern Virginia, Vivos Professional provides staffing solutions across fiv...


Australia – Jobseeker relocation scheme proving a success

22 October 2014

Nearly 150 people have taken advantage of a government scheme which offer financial assistance of up to AUD 9,000 (USD 7,919) to relocate for work, with the majority staying in their home state, reports The Guardian. Since 1 July this year, 145 people have accessed the relocation assistance...


India – Festive hiring to create thousands of temporary jobs

22 October 2014

The fourth quarter of the year is expected to produce up to 450,000 temporary jobs as a result of rising demand from various sectors, as business try to cope with the upcoming festive season, reports The Hans India. India’s hiring landscape has improved over the past few months following a r...


Oman – Two-year visa ban impacting skilled recruitment

22 October 2014

The Omani government has stated unequivocally that there will be no change to the two-year visa ban on expatriate workers leaving jobs before the end of their contracts with no objection certificate (NOC), reports the Times of Oman. The announcement follows reports  that the government...


Japan – Recruit Holdings’ secures cash for overseas acquisition spree

21 October 2014

Following its high-profile debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange last week, Japan’s largest staffing firm Recruit Holdings (6098: JP) has amassed a substantial war chest for its intended global acquisition campaign, reports asia.nikkei.com. In the largest IPO offering so far this year, Recruit f...


Africa – Increased regulation makes it easier to fill executive jobs with locals rather than expats

21 October 2014

A tug of war for local talent is emerging in Africa, as firms recruit to support growth ambitions across the continent. However, the region’s reliance on expatriate executives appears to be diminishing, reports mg.co.za. The sub-Saharan talent trends and practices survey by EY (formerly...


China – Zhaopin opens second call centre to support growth plans

21 October 2014

Chinese job board Zhaopin Ltd (ZPIN: NYSE) yesterday announced the opening of a second call centre in Suzhou. The Suzhou call centre is expected to facilitate the acquisition of new customers in lower-tier cities, expand Zhaopin's market share in southern China, and will allow the Company to bett...