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Japan – Fullcast Holdings reports strong temporary staffing revenue growth

8 May 2015

Japanese staffing firm Fullcast Holdings (4848: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 5 billion (USD 42.2 million), an increase of 10.1% compared with JPY 4.6 billion (USD 38.3 million) during the same period last year.    Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Ch...


Japan – Science and R&D staffing firm WDB Holdings reports growth

8 May 2015

WDB Holdings (2475: JP), a Japanese recruitment and HR services firm, reported revenue for the year ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 27.7 billion (USD 231.4 million), an increase of 8.5% compared with JPY 25.5 billion (USD 213.2 million) the previous year.    2014 2013 Change...


Japan – Technical staffing firm JTec Corp reports declines but shows some improvement

8 May 2015

Japanese technical staffing firm JTec Corp (2479: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 3.3 billion (USD 28 million), a decrease of 1.7% compared with JPY 3.4 billion (USD 28.5 million) a year ago.     2014 2013 Change Revenue JPY 3,348...


Australia – Mediocre start for ICT recruitment but some suggestion of improvement

8 May 2015

Australia’s ICT sector turned to contractors during the first quarter of 2015, with only 9% of all ICT hires nationwide being made on a permanent basis, according to the latest report from ITCRA, the professional body for the ICT contracting and recruitment sector in Australia and New Zealand.Jul...


Australia – CML Group to issue note offering to raise funds for acquisition and growth

7 May 2015

Australian recruitment firm CML Group (CGR: ASX) yesterday announced that it will undertake a six year floating rate senior, secured corporate note offering to raise AUD 25 million (USD 19.9 million).CML Group delivers finance, payroll, and employment solutions. The Payroll & Employment divis...


World – Procurement chiefs more confident but challenges remain

7 May 2015

While challenges remain in some markets, Chief Procurement Officers on balance are increasingly confident; especially in the consumer business, banking, pharmaceuticals, and business services sectors, according to a recent study by Deloitte in collaboration with executive search firm Odgers Bernd...


India – Recruitment platform Talentpad acquires rival

7 May 2015

Talentpad, a Delhi-based recruitment platform for mid-level and senior professional roles, has acquired Bengaluru-based recruitment and candidate assessment platform OptimizedBits for an undisclosed sum, reports the Economic Times of India.With this acquisition, Talentpad will embed a centralised...


India – Talent communities an important aspect of recruitment

7 May 2015

Nearly 61% of organisations are engaging passive talent through talent communities, in order to build a robust talent pipeline, according to a recent study from IT community platform TechGig.com.Of these organisations, 12% said that these communities have also helped them in building their brand...


Australia – Healthcare Australia acquires Randstad’s regional care recruitment business

6 May 2015

Healthcare Australia (HCA), a privately owned healthcare recruitment firm, announced today that they are acquiring Randstad Care, the Healthcare & Community Care business of Dutch staffing firm Randstad, reports medianet.com.au.The acquisition will allow HCA; which provides nurses, midwives,...


Japan – Recruit acquires European hair and beauty marketplace

6 May 2015

Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings (6098: JP) has acquired a majority stake in UK-based Hotspring Ventures Ltd, also known as Wahanda, a hair and beauty booking website that operates in the UK, Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland, and Austria.Recruit previously held a 10% stake in the company,...