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Taiwan – 104 Corp see big drop in profits

16 November 2015

104 Corp (3130:TAI), online recruitment website operator, has announced a less than 1% rise in revenue to TWD 656 million (USD 19.9 million) for the third quarter ended 30 September 2015 compared to the same period in the prior year.

 Both pretax and net profit fell 16% and 20% respectively to TWD...

Japan – Temp Holdings sees big jump in profits

13 November 2015

Temp Holdings (2181: JP), the second largest staffing firm in Japan, reported consolidated revenue for the six months ended 30 September 2015 of JPY 246.1 billion (USD 2 billion), an increase of 28% compared with JPY 192.3 billion (USD 1.6 billion) during the same period last year. Ordinary income was...

Global – How Happy are you?

13 November 2015

Today, the ability to recruit and retain top talent is as critical to competitive strength and innovation as is access to capital. Yet the high cost of recruiting and hiring means employers must pay close attention to employee satisfaction and loyalty as a way to position the organization as an attractive...

Australia – Surprise drop in unemployment

13 November 2015

Australia’s official unemployment rate dropped to 5.9% in October as employment surged, beating economists’ expectations by a wide margin, official data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed. By contrast, job markets analysts had forecasted no change in unemployment.

The number of people...

Australia – Rubicor views the market and raises cash

12 November 2015

At its AGM the management team of Rubicor (RUB:ASX) presented an interesting view of the Australian market. Setting out their performance compared to the Recruitment Industry Benchmarking report and outline some of the changes that they think are needed to improve Rubicor’s position. To see the full...

China - CIOs deliver positive forecast

12 November 2015

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) across Greater China (Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan) have expressed their optimism toward the technology job market in the next 12 months in the recent Michael Page 2015 Greater China CIO Viewpoint.

Findings from the report indicated that almost half (46%) of IT...

Australia – Recruitment improves year on year but down month on month

12 November 2015

New job advertisements are 7.8% higher than this time last year but relatively unchanged month on month, down just 0.3% from September according to SEEK.

 Michael Ilczynski, SEEK Employment Managing Director, commented; “It was not uncommon to see hiring intentions slow down towards the end of...

Asia Pac - Recruitment Firms merge and give a view on the market

12 November 2015

In a move designed to generate increased scale and geographic reach, two specialist executive recruitment firms operating across Australia, Asia and EMEA have officially joined forces and co-branded their businesses as one.

 Ethos Corporation (headquartered in Sydney) and BeathChapman (headquartered...

China - 51job reports revenue up 10%

11 November 2015

51job Inc (Nasdaq: JOBS), the Chinese job board and HR provider, announced total revenues increased 10.8% to RMB 525.0 million (USD 82.6 million) for the third quarter of 2015 ended September 30, 2015.

Online recruitment services revenues increased 8.4% year on year to RMB 342.0 million (USD 53.8 million)...

UAE – Chinese Graduates benefiting from Dubai Internships

11 November 2015

Some of China’s most talented graduates are undertaking internships in the UAE in a new programme that was borne out of the creation of a new “New Silk Road”. The Dubai Business Internships (DBI) are facilitated by Falcon and Associates, who worked with Hays to identify the best candidates.

In 2013,...