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Australia – Freelancer acquires Spanish freelance platform

24 March 2015

Australian freelance platform Freelancer (FLN: ASX) today announced that it has acquired the assets of Spanish job board and freelance platform Projectlinkr.com.Projectlinkr is reported to be one of the leading online job marketplaces in Spain and one of the leading freelance platforms in Latin A...


India – Tinder for jobs acquires mobile commerce firm

24 March 2015

Super App, an Indian mobile application described as the “Tinder for jobs” enabling jobseekers and employers to swipe through candidate and company profiles, has acquired Indian technology focused mobile commerce facilitator CrunchCommerce.com, reports yourstory.com.The deal is expected to make M...


Australia – Strong growth in home market offsets weak UK for Ambition Group

23 March 2015

Australian boutique recruitment firm Ambition Group (AMB: ASX) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of AUD 89.5 million (USD 69.5 million), an increase of 7.9% compared with AUD 82.9 million (USD 64.4 million) in 2013.    FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue...


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...