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Thailand – AEC not expected to seriously affect the labour market

13 October 2014

Despite concerns over the free flow of skilled labour within the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries when the EU-style ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is launched at the end of next year, the Thai labour market is unlikely to be seriously affected, according to Noppawan Chulaka...


India – Germany training workers in India to meet demand for skilled workers

13 October 2014

With the country’s skilled workforce fast depleting, German companies are now targeting India to source skilled workers, reports The Pioneer. As part of its new policy, Germany has made changes in its legal framework to allow people from developing countries to join its workforce.According t...


China – Talent migration expected to follow reform of salaries at state-owned-enterprises

13 October 2014

Beijing's plans to reform compensation for senior management at state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and make them more market-oriented will open up opportunities for them to attract private sector talent, reports The South China Morning Post.Executive search professionals have warned, however, that s...


Japan – Pasona reports net loss during Q1

10 October 2014

Pasona Group Inc. (2168: JP), the third largest staffing firm in Japan, reported revenue of JPY 58.7 billion (USD 543.9 million) for the first quarter ending 31 August 2014, an increase of +14.7% compared with JPY 51.2 billion (USD 474.4 million) during the same period last year.Gross profit for...


Japan – Hito Communications reports growth in temporary staffing revenue

10 October 2014

Japanese human resources provider Hito Communications Inc. (3654: JP) reported revenue for the full year ending 31 August 2014 of JPY 20.3 billion (USD 188.1 million), an increase of +7.6% compared with JPY 18.9 billion (USD 175.1 million) during the same period last year.Operating profit for the...


Japan – Media Five reports tough first quarter

10 October 2014

Japanese recruitment firm Media Five Co. (3824: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 August 2014 of JPY 249.9 million (USD 2.3 million), a decrease of -4.7% compared with JPY 262.2 million (USD 2.4 million) during the same period last year.The company reported an operating loss of...


Singapore – SEEK’s acquisition bid for Jobstreet delayed, again

10 October 2014

The proposed acquisition of Malaysian job board JobStreet by Australian job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) facing further delays, following revelations that the company failed to disclose all of its assets in Singapore. The concerns raised by Singapore’s Competition Commission (CCS) stem from the fai...


Singapore – Why the difference between generations will reshape the workplace

10 October 2014

Specialist recruitment firm Hudson today released The Great Generational Shift, a report looking at the changing nature of workplaces and offering ways to address multi-generational challenges, based on an assessment of over 28,000 professionals across the globe.The release of The Great Generatio...


Japan – Political parties clash over temporary staffing bill

9 October 2014

Japan’s ruling and opposition parties have locked horns over a government-sponsored bill to revise Japan’s Temporary Staffing Services Law at the newly opened Diet session, reports the-japan-news.com. The focus of their debate centres on what should be done to improve the treatment of tempor...


India – Venture capitalists eyeing recruitment sector start-ups

9 October 2014

After more than a decade of indifference, India’s recruitment sector is back on the agenda of venture capital investors. Over the past four months, four niche start-ups have secured funding, according to The Economic Times of India. The most recent investment was made by venture capital firm...