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Australia – Freelancer acquires assets of defunct Israeli freelance platform

11 March 2015

Australian freelance platform Freelancer (FLN: ASX) has acquired the assets of Tel Aviv based freelance platform and aggregator website Donanza, which closed down in July 2014, reports zdnet.com.Until July last year, Donanza's platform aggregated and consolidated freelance jobs published across t...


Asia – Banking recruitment set to grow in 2015, but it’s still a long way behind 2014

11 March 2015

The banking job market in Asia should be busier than at any point during the year, according to efinancialcareers.com. The post-Chinese New Year period is traditionally when banks really ramp up recruitment, but although there are more job opportunities than earlier in 2015, it is still a long wa...


South Africa – IIC Partners expands its global presence

11 March 2015

South African-based executive search firm Executive Headlines has joined global executive search organisation IIC Partners. Executive Headlines is IIC Partners’ only partner located in South Africa and the third executive search firm accepted this year.The firm specialises in the financial Servic...


World – Korn Ferry’s Q3 results tempered by weak EMEA

10 March 2015

Executive search firm Korn Ferry International (KFY: NYSE) reported total revenue for the third quarter ending 31 January 2015 of USD 258.9 million, an increase of 3.1% compared with USD 251.0 million in during the same period last year.    Q3 FY15 Q3 FY14 Change Revenu...


World – Positive hiring plans in Asia Pacific and the Americas but mixed outlook for EMEA

10 March 2015

The Q1 2015 ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS), a forward-looking survey of over 65,000 employers across 42 countries and territories, found that staffing levels are expected to grow by varying degrees in all but four countries.There is, however, little evidence of a broad-based accel...


Japan – Recruiters finding new opportunities in Southeast Asia

10 March 2015

Japanese staffing companies are making inroads into Southeast Asia to capture growing demand for talent among Japanese businesses in the region, reports nikkei.com.Pasona Group (2168: JP) is launching its second Indonesian branch this month in the Kota Deltamas industrial park, about 37 km east o...


World – Stark difference in views on gender diversity between men and women

10 March 2015

Women are less likely than their male co-workers to believe that pay equality and equal opportunities exist for both genders in the workplace, according to a new survey by recruitment firm Hays.In the Hays global survey of almost 6,000 people, released for International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th...


Australia – Rise in jobs ads hits ninth consecutive month

9 March 2015

Job advertisements in Australia rose by 10.2% during February 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the ANZ Bank’s job ads survey. The latest rise marks the ninth consecutive monthly increase compared with last year.There were 0.9% more jobs advertised in February 2015, compa...


Vietnam – Gender discrimination prevalent in recruitment

9 March 2015

One-in-five job postings on Vietnam’s four largest job boards; Vietnamworks, JobStreet (owned by the Australian job board Seek), CareerBuilder, and CareerLink, between mid-November 2014 and mid-January 2015 specified gender requirements that were heavily skewed towards men according to the Intern...


Singapore – Labour market to tighten sharply as workforce growth slows

9 March 2015

Singapore’s labour market will tighten significantly in the future as growth in the local workforce slows dramatically, warned Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin, reports straitstimes.com.Speaking during the debate about the Manpower Ministry's budget, Mr Tan said that local employment growth wi...