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Japan – Temp Holdings reports strong growth amid acquisition rumours

11 November 2014

Japanese staffing firm Temp Holdings (2181: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 September 2014 of JPY 192.3 billion (USD 1.7 billion), an increase of +10.2% from JPY 174.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) during the same period last year.Operating profit for the period rose by +36.3% to JP...


Japan – Strong revenue growth from acquisitions boost en-Japan’s H1

11 November 2014

Japanese recruitment firm en-japan (4849: JP) reported revenue of JPY 9.2 billion (USD 80.4 million) for the six months ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +23% from JPY 7.5 billion (USD 65.6 million) during the same period last year.Operating profit for the period rose by +7.5% to JPY 1.7 b...


Japan – P&P Holdings reports H1 growth

11 November 2014

Japanese temporary recruitment and outsourcing company P&P Holdings Corp. (6068: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 September 2014 of JPY 12.7 billion (USD 111 million), an increase of +3.1% compared with JPY 12.3 billion (USD 107.5 million) a year ago.The company reported an o...


Japan – Crie Anabuki reports improved profit

11 November 2014

Japanese human resources service provider Crie Anabuki Inc. (4336: JP) reported revenue of JPY 3.05 billion (USD 26.7 million) for the six months ending 30 September 2014, a decrease of -1.4% compared with JPY 3.1 billion (USD 27.1 million) during the same period last year.The company achieved an...


Oman – New labour law submitted to iron out Omanisation issues

11 November 2014

Oman’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has submitted a revised labour law to the ministerial council in an attempt to stabilise private sector recruitment, reports The Times of Oman. Said bin Naser Al Sadi, advisor to Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, the Minister of Manpower, commented: "...


Australia – Survey suggests work-related stress is increasing

10 November 2014

Issues in the workplace remain a key cause of stress for Australians, with two in five working people (44%) identifying work as a source of stress, according to the Australian Psychological Society’s annual Stress and Wellbeing survey.Released as part of National Psychology Week, the survey found...


Hong Kong – Financial sector less reliant on Western workers

10 November 2014

Increasingly investment banks in Hong Kong are targeting the growing number of Hong Kong and Chinese nationals who are working or studying in the US or Europe to fill roles.According to John Mullally, associate director of financial services at recruiters Robert Walters in Hong Kong, “invest...


Singapore – APSCo Asia appoints managing director

10 November 2014

APSCo Asia have appointed Gaulbert Pereira to the position of managing director as the trade association seeks to strengthen its offering in the region.Gaulbert, whose previous positions include roles at InterQuest Group and Michael Page, will be based in APSCo’s Singapore office. He will take re...


Philippines – Applicants exploited for overseas employment

10 November 2014

An immigration consultancy firm was ordered to close for recruiting Filipinos to work in New Zealand allegedly without proper authority from the Philippine government, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has confirmed. POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac ordered the closur...


New Zealand - Bosses on notice as worker confidence up

7 November 2014

A new survey by Randstad has found jobseeker confidence is at its highest point since 2012, and it is warning employers to look after their staff or risk losing them according toThe Dominion PostThe Randstad Mobility Index, which tracks employees' confidence and captures the expectation of worker...