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Japan – Technical recruiter Altech reports revenue and profit growth

11 May 2015

Japanese technical staffing firm Altech (4641: JP) on Friday reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 5.2 billion (USD 43.6 million), an increase of 11.7% compared with JPY 4.7 billion (USD 39.1 million) during the same period last year.    Q1 2015 Q1...


Japan – Engineering recruitment revenue up by a third at Trust Tech

11 May 2015

Japanese technical staffing firm Trust Tech (2154: JP) on Friday reported revenue of JPY 15.1 billion (USD 126.3 million) for the nine months ending 31 March 2015, an increase of 17.3% compared with JPY 12.9 billion (USD 107.7 million) during the same period last year.    Jul 14 –...


South Africa – Membership with an industry body helps combat recruitment fraud, says APSO

11 May 2015

The Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO) has urged South African businesses to actively participate in the regulation of the staffing industry, play a vital role in promoting transparency, and help stop the exploitation of desperate jobseekers by fake recruitment firms...


Mongolia – ILO Convention on private employment agencies ratified

11 May 2015

Mongolia has become the latest country to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention No. 181 on private employment agencies, highlighting the growing interest from ILO Members in reaching appropriate regulation for the employment and recruitment industry.According to the Inte...


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...