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Singapore – Contract hiring helping to stem the talent shortage

17 July 2015

Contract employment is on the rise across Singapore, with hiring managers using contract workers to address challenges in permanent headcount approvals, according to the latest Singapore Contracting Survey from recruitment firm Robert Walters.

A survey of 300 local professionals found that the majority...

New Zealand – Demand for labour weakening

17 July 2015

Demand for labour continues to ease across New Zealand, but is growing in Auckland and Hawke's Bay on the North Island, according to the latest job advertising data from ANZ Bank, reports guide2.co.nz.

Total job advertising fell by 0.6% in June (seasonally adjusted), meaning job advert numbers have declined...

Australia – Temporary and contract roles buoying transport and logistics sector

17 July 2015

The number of jobs advertised in Australia’s Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain (TLSC) sector increased by 12.6% in June 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the Labourforce/Impex TLSC Index from recruitment firm Labourforce.

The Index reported an increase of 1.1% in June...

Australia – Alexander Mann Solutions launches RPO offering in country

17 July 2015

Talent acquisition and management services provider Alexander Mann Solutions announced the launch of RPO Accelerate in the Australian market. The recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) option delivers a full end-to-end RPO service. 

The solution provides a fully-managed outsourcing platform...

Australia – Demand for executives growing, albeit unevenly

16 July 2015

Demand for executives increased by 12% in Australia between June 2014 and June 2015 according to executive search firm E.L Consult. On a month-on-month basis, however, demand decreased by 1%.

Grant Montgomery, Managing Director of E.L Consult, said the month was a ‘wishy washy’ end to a very positive...

India – The world’s future human resource capital

16 July 2015

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a programme yesterday aimed at imparting skills training to more than 400 million Indians over the next seven years "to make India the world's human resource capital", reports news.yahoo.com.

Mr Modi described the plan as a key step in overcoming...

Nepal – Overseas recruitment agencies strike continues

16 July 2015

The frontline services of Nepal’s Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) remained closed as a result of the indefinite strike called by the country’s foreign employment recruiting agencies, reports ekantipur.com.

The Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (Nafea) launched its strike on...

New Zealand – ICT graduates a drop in an empty bucket

16 July 2015

The New Zealand government’s ICT graduate schools announced today that they will only be able to train a tiny fraction of the workers the ICT sector is crying out for, David Cunliffe, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson announced.

“The industry estimates it has a shortage of 10,000 skilled...

Japan – Temporary and contract staffing revenue boosts Pasona’s results

15 July 2015

Japanese staffing firm Pasona Group (2168: JP) today reported revenue for the year ending 31 May 2015 of JPY 226.2 billion (USD 1.8 billion), an increase of 8.4% compared with JPY 208.7 billion (USD 1.7 billion) the previous year.

  FY 2015 FY 2014 Change
Revenue JPY 226,227...

Japan – Media Five’s staffing business reports growth

15 July 2015

Media Five Co, (3824: JP), a Japanese software developer and provider of engineers to the IT industry, yesterday reported revenue for the year ending 31 May 2015 of JPY 1,092 million (USD 8.8 million), an increase of 4.2% compared with JPY 1,048 million (USD 8.5 million) last year.