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Globe — Workers more educated, may not always find suitable jobs, ILO report

17 November 2015

Workers are becoming more educated, but there are not always finding suitable jobs, according to a report by the International Labour Organisation.

Of 64 countries with available data, all but two have registered an increase in the share of their labour forces with a tertiary education over the past 15...

Australia — Online staffing firm Airtasker joins with retailers

17 November 2015

Online staffing firm Airtasker has partnered with several Australian retailers to sell gift cards that can go for tasks ranging from everyday chores to queuing up for tickets, Business Insider Australia reported.

The retailers selling the cards include Coles, Woolworths and BIG W.

“The launch of Airtasker...

Global - Prospects for professionals and managers continuing to improve

16 November 2015

Global hiring at the professional and managerial level was up from 68% of respondents in January 2015 to 70% now. And the percentage of organisations intending to hire in the coming quarter was also up from 66% to 68% according to the recruitment firm Antal International.  At the same time, the...

Australia - Rision partners with CXC

16 November 2015

Reclaim Industries Limited (RCM:ASX)  have announced that Rision, its cloud-based software as a service (SAAS) offering, has entered into a reciprocal value-added reseller relationship and strategic partnership with the global contingent workforce solutions provider, CXC Corporate Services.


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...