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Japan – Talent mismatch hits record level

29 September 2015

Japan has been given the highest score possible for talent mismatch in a global assessment of the efficiency of skilled labour markets produced by recruitment firm Hays, reports marketwatch.com.

The Hays Global Skills Index, produced in collaboration with Oxford Economics, showed an overall score of 6.1,...

India – Middle management hiring a big challenge

29 September 2015

Close to 80% of Indian organisations say that hiring middle managers continue to be critical drivers of business growth but remain one of their biggest recruitment challenges, according to a study from job board TimesJobs.com.

Vivek Madhukar, COO of TimesJobs, commented: “Hiring middle managers is difficult...

UAE – New labour laws unveiled

29 September 2015

The Ministry of Labour for the United Arab Emirates has unveiled new labour laws intended to forge a stronger relationship between employers and workers, and enhance the labour market by ensuring transparency and encouraging more flexible labour mobility for workers, reports Gulf News.

Ministerial Decrees...

Japan – Hito expands its foreign dispatch business

28 September 2015

Tokyo headquartered Hito-Communications is expanding its foreign sales personnel dispatch business in order to support an increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan.

This summer the company launched a specialised department the "foreign human resources services group" and attracted about...

Australia - Regulating Employee Behaviour Outside of Work

28 September 2015

Employers have the ability to regulate their employees’ behaviour outside of work hours and will increasingly move to exercise this, according to insights shared at a recent roundtable event hosted by executive search firm GRMSearch (GRM).

Glen Bartlett, principal of Bartlett Workplace Lawyers said...

Japan – Opens its borders to maids with the help of Pasona

28 September 2015

A wave of foreign domestic helpers is expected in the coming months as the Japanese government aims to boost the female labour force, particularly because of the country's rapidly aging society and declining birth rate according to Kyodo News.

In early September, the government adopted guidelines for...

World - Staffing Industry Analysts appoints new Research Director

28 September 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Rennie, a senior research professional with over 20 years’ experience in outsourcing, as Research Director. Liz’s primary responsibilities will be the delivery of research for buyers of workforce and talent solutions.

Based in...

Australia – Clarius achieves break-even result following restructure

25 September 2015

Australian recruitment firm Clarius Group (CND: ASX) reported revenue for the year ending 30 June 2015 of AUD 179 million (USD 125.2 million), a decrease of 0.2% compared with AUD 179.4 million (USD 125.4 million) a year ago.

  FY 2015 FY 2014 Change
Revenue AUD 179 million ...

Australia – REFFIND acquires WooBoard

25 September 2015

REFFIND (RFN: ASX), an Australian mobile employee engagement app for smartphones, yesterday announced that it has acquired four-year-old employee peer recognition and reward start-up WooBoard.

WooBoard has 46 clients in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the US, providing REFFIND with immediate entry into the...

India – Recruitment and training platform Capabiliti secures investment

25 September 2015

India’s recruitment sector is continuing to attract investment, following reports that recruitment and training platform Capabiliti has secured INR 26 million (USD 391,831) in funding from angel investors, reports the Economic Times of India.

Capabiliti, founded in October 2014, is a self-service platform...