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Australia – Bluefin Resources Group to be acquired by Japan’s Outsourcing Inc.

6 August 2015

Japanese staffing firm Outsourcing Inc. (2427: JP) today announced that it has acquired Australia-based recruitment firm Bluefin Resources Group.

Established in 2003, Bluefin Resources employs 50 staff across locations in Sydney and Melbourne. The company provides specialist recruitment services in a...

Australia – Single national regulation of employment services needed, says RCSA

6 August 2015

Following the arrest of three men in Melbourne, charged with a series of offences related to an alleged immigration and recruitment scam, Australia’s Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) has called for the implementation of a single national framework for the regulation of the employment...

Australia – Jobseekers facing less competition as vacancy numbers rise

6 August 2015

The number of jobs advertised across Australia increased by 11.2% in July 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest Employment Report from Australian job board SEEK. Month-on-month the number of jobs advertised increased marginally by 0.1%.

While most states remained broadly...

China – English-speakers in high demand

6 August 2015

Chinese jobseekers with fluency in English are seeing exponential growth in pay and hiring demand from multinational corporations (MNCs), according to the China Salary Guide 2015 from recruitment firm ZW HR Consulting.

China’s significant growth and development has been greatly influenced by MNCs searching...

Australia – Skilled Group reports growth but resources and mining sectors dampen final results

5 August 2015

Soon-to-be acquired Australian staffing firm Skilled Group (SKE: ASX) today reported revenue of AUD 2 billion (USD 1.5 billion) for the year ending 30 June 2015, an increase of 9.3% compared with AUD 1.9 billion (USD 1.4 billion) the previous year but the company’s staffing business continued to decline. ...

India – Technology recruitment firms struggling as TalentPad announces closure

5 August 2015

Indian online staffing platform, TalentPad, which specialises in recruiting for technology roles, announced that it will shut down after operating for only 18 months, reports livemint.com.

The company was launched in February 2014 but has struggled to make much headway, deciding that the sector in which...

New Zealand – Eleven consecutive quarters of jobs growth

5 August 2015

New Zealand has registered 11 consecutive quarters of jobs growth, with 7,000 more people employed in Q2 2015 compared with Q1, and 69,000 more New Zealanders in work than a year ago, reports scoop.co.nz.

Wage growth has also been strong with the average weekly wage rising by 3.2% over the year to NZD...

Dubai – IIC Partners enters MENA executive search market

5 August 2015

Global executive search organisation IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has extended its reach to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for the first time following its acceptance of Dubai-based Envision Partnership into membership.

Envision is IIC Partners’ only partner firm located in the UAE...

China – Jobseekers confidence remains high

4 August 2015

Confidence among Chinese jobseekers remains high, despite the China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) Index dipping to its lowest level in three quarters.

The CIER Index increased relatively steadily, with significant seasonal fluctuations, between 2011 and 2014, reflecting the relative ease with...

Asia – Job adverts rise everywhere except Singapore

4 August 2015

In a largely candidate-driven employment market, there were 11% more jobs advertised across Asia during the second quarter of 2015, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest Robert Walters Asia Job Index.

As more multinationals establish themselves in Asia’s key markets, recruitment...