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Japan – Tempstaff makes bid to acquire P&P Holdings after disappointing results

13 May 2015

P&P Holdings (6068: JP), a Japanese temporary recruitment and outsourcing company, yesterday reported revenue for the full year ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 25.5 billion (USD 212.1 million), a decrease of 2.6% compared with JPY 26.2 billion (USD 217.9 million) a year ago.    201...


Japan – Revenues flat but profit up for Crie Anabuki

13 May 2015

Japanese HR services provider Crie Anabuki (4336: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 6.1 billion (USD 51.2 million), a decrease of 3.1% compared with JPY 6.3 billion (USD 52.8 million) the previous year.    2014 2013 Change Revenue JPY 6,1...


Australia – Contractors getting longer contracts and more money

13 May 2015

There is renewed optimism for Australia-based contractors, according to the latest Morgan McKinley’s 2014/2015 Contract Job Trend Data. The survey revealed that the majority of contractors are securing long-term contracts in specialist areas and have been earning more than AUD 100,000 (USD 79,451...


Japan – Temp Holdings reports revenue growth across all business segments

12 May 2015

Temp Holdings (2181: JP), the second largest staffing firm in Japan, reported revenue for the year ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 401.1 billion (USD 3.3 billion), an increase of 10.6% compared with JPY 362.5 billion (USD 3 billion) during the previous year.    2014 2013 Change...


World – Hampered by weak Europe, Hudson sells businesses and ceases non-profitable operations

12 May 2015

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global (HSON: NSDQ) yesterday reported revenue for first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of USD 124.3 million, a decrease of 3.3% in constant currency (CC) compared with USD 144.2 million during the same period last year.    Q1 2015 Q1 2014...


China – 51jobs results impacted by late Chinese New Year

12 May 2015

Chinese job board and HR provider 51job Inc. (JOBS: NSDQ) yesterday reported total revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of RMB 458.1 million (USD 74.9 million), an increase of +4.8% compared with RMB 437.2 million (USD 71.5 million) in Q1 2014.   Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Ch...


Australia – Job advert numbers rise again

12 May 2015

The number of jobs advertised across Australia rose by 12.1% in April 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from job board SEEK. Month-on-month job adverts were up by 4.9%.Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director of Employment at SEEK, commented: “April saw the...


Japan – Technical recruiter Altech reports revenue and profit growth

11 May 2015

Japanese technical staffing firm Altech (4641: JP) on Friday reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 5.2 billion (USD 43.6 million), an increase of 11.7% compared with JPY 4.7 billion (USD 39.1 million) during the same period last year.    Q1 2015 Q1...


Japan – Engineering recruitment revenue up by a third at Trust Tech

11 May 2015

Japanese technical staffing firm Trust Tech (2154: JP) on Friday reported revenue of JPY 15.1 billion (USD 126.3 million) for the nine months ending 31 March 2015, an increase of 17.3% compared with JPY 12.9 billion (USD 107.7 million) during the same period last year.    Jul 14 –...


South Africa – Membership with an industry body helps combat recruitment fraud, says APSO

11 May 2015

The Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO) has urged South African businesses to actively participate in the regulation of the staffing industry, play a vital role in promoting transparency, and help stop the exploitation of desperate jobseekers by fake recruitment firms...