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Japan – Artner reports strong profit growth

8 September 2014

Japanese recruitment firm Artner Co Ltd (2163: JP) reported revenue of JPY 2.1 billion (USD 20 million) for the six months ending 31 July 2014, an increase of +10.6% compared with JPY 1.9 billion (USD 18.1 million) the same period last year.Operating profit for the period increased by +79.2% to J...


Australia – Steady improvement noted in labour market conditions

8 September 2014

There were +7.7% more jobs advertised across Australia during August 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from ANZ Bank’s job advertisement survey. Compared with the previous, the number of jobs advertised increased by +1.5%, this follows a month-on-month r...


Africa – Recruiters cautious about the future

8 September 2014

The Staffing Industry Snapshot for August 2014, from the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO), revealed that a third of recruitment agencies reported business being worse than the same month last year.Half of 176 recruitment firms taking part in the survey commented th...


China – Depression plaguing Chinese workers

8 September 2014

More than half (53%) of Chinese companies are seeking stronger legislation and government intervention to help workers combat depression, according to the survey “The Impact of Depression at Work”, reports HRM Asia.Wang Gang, Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the Capital Medical Univer...


Saudi Arabia – Labour Ministry softening the blow of labour market reforms

5 September 2014

Saudi Arabia is changing tack in its labour reforms, softening the blow to companies with money for subsidies and training, while trying to lure Saudis to the private sector with more attractive working conditions, reports Reuters.Authorities launched labour reforms in 2011 after t...


Argentina – Salaries in the South outstripping the North

5 September 2014

Private sector workers in Argentina’s central Patagonian region earn more than their counterparts in Buenos Aires City, while employees in northern Argentina are the lowest paid across Argentina, according to the Salary Guide 2014 report from Adecco, reports The Buenos Aires Herald.Of the 465 com...


Australia – When window cleaners become transparent wall maintenance engineers

5 September 2014

In today’s society, the more incomprehensible a job title, the more important a person is perceived to be. However, the increasing use of trumped-up job titles is causing confusion for jobseekers and presenting job advertisements in an unprofessional light, reports The Advertiser.According to Aus...


Philippines – Suspension order issued against recruitment firm

5 September 2014

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has temporarily shut down a recruitment agency for alleged violations in the deployment of eight overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to New Zealand, reports mb.com.ph.In the complaint letter, which was validated by the Philippine Embassy in New...


India – Online recruitment market continues to report growth

4 September 2014

Online recruitment across India increased by +25% during August, compared with the same month last year, on par with the year-on-year growth reported in July, according to the Monster Employment Index.The employment index for August 2014 was 153 points, down from 154 points last month, but an inc...


India – Recruitment start-up secures funding

4 September 2014

Indian recruitment start-up, myNoticePeriod.com, announced that it has raised around INR 20 million (USD 330,150) in seed funding from technology venture capital fund IDG Ventures India, reports vccircle.com.The company said it will use the funds to strengthen its team, scale up revenues, and inv...