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Southeast Asia – Higher salary top priority for jobseekers in 2015

10 April 2015

Jobseekers in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore all list a higher salary as their top priority in 2015, according to a survey from recruitment firm Hudson Global.  Priority China Hong Kong Singapore 1 Higher Salary (66%) Higher Salary (69%) Higher Salary&...


New Zealand – Majority of employers to hire IT staff this year

10 April 2015

New projects and increased demand will drive recruitment this year in Auckland's information technology sector, according to Grant Burley, Director of specialist IT recruitment firm Absolute IT, reports nzherald.co.nz.Software developers are the most sought-after staff in the IT profession in Auc...


Japan – Pasona reports strong growth in temporary staffing

9 April 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Pasona Group (2168: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 28 February 2015 of JPY 169.2 billion (USD 1.4 billion), an increase of 9.2% compared with JPY 154.9 billion (USD 1.3 billion) a year ago. Despite the increase in revenue, net income declined by 37.2% to...


Japan – Temporary staffing revenue boosts Hito Communication’s H1 results

9 April 2015

Japanese human resources provider Hito Communications (3654: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 28 February 2015 of JPY 12.6 billion (USD 104.7 million), an increase of 13.6% compared with JPY 11.1 billion (USD 92.1 million) during the same period last year. Despite the increase in re...


India – Companies willing to pay to keep best performers

9 April 2015

As India’s job-market heats up, employees are likely to get an average salary increase of between 10% and 13% this year, according to the latest survey of employers, recruiters, and employees by Indian job board TimesJobs.com.Top performers are expected to be offered much more to ensure their loy...


Kenya – Declining fuel prices to boost job market but finding the right workers still a challenge

9 April 2015

Declining fuel prices are expected to positively impact Kenya’s job market this year, with very few companies foreseeing redundancies, according to a report from HR management consultancy firm Corporate Staffing Services, reports allafrica.com.The report indicates that majority of employers - 40....


Japan – Creative staffing firm Creek & River reports revenue and profit growth

8 April 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Creek & River Co. Ltd. (4763: JP) reported revenue growth of 11.2% to JPY 22.9 billion (USD 191.2 million) during the full year ending 28 February 2015, up from JPY 20.6 billion (USD 171.9 million) a year ago.    2014 2013 Change Revenue...


Australia – Calls for labour market testing for skilled visas to be abolished

8 April 2015

Business and employer groups in Australia want the labour market testing requirements for the 457 skilled visa programme to be abolished, reports australiaforum.com.The 457 visa stream, which is popular with businesses that require temporary overseas workers for...


Japan – Pasona’s US 401(k) pension plan to include temporary workers for the first time

8 April 2015

Pasona (2168: JP) will become the first Japanese staffing company to offer company matching pension contributions for US-based temporary workers.The 401(k), most commonly used in the United States, helps workers save and invest portions of their salary before any tax is deducted. An estimated 36%...


Singapore – Salaries and job prospects up for HR professionals in 2015

8 April 2015

Recent findings from the Human Resources Salary Guide for 2015 from ZW HR Consulting, one of Asia's largest headhunting and HR consulting firms, revealed some interesting changes in the salary patterns within the diverse field of HR.Due in part to the "value added" services that HR prof...