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India – Rules for hiring contract workers may be eased

9 June 2015

India’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has proposed giving the industrial sector greater flexibility when it comes to hiring contract workers for project-based jobs or short-term assignments, reports business-standard.com.

The proposal, originally submitted in 2003 by the previous NDA...

Australia – Trends changing the face of the global job market

9 June 2015

Technology is changing the face of the global jobs market, according to Paul D’Arcy, senior vice president of job board indeed.com. Speaking with Business Insider, Mr D’Arcy discussed the seven trends changing the global job market as a result of the emergence of the internet economy.

In Australia,...

India – Job market buoyant with employees expecting higher salaries

9 June 2015

India’s job market is buoyant and employees are confident of doing better in the coming months, suggesting that employers will need to fine-tune their strategies to bring in and retain talent, according to a survey from UK-based recruitment agency Michael Page, reports The Economic Times of India.


Japan – Gakujo reports revenue and profit growth

8 June 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Gakujo Co. (2301: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 April 2015 of JPY 2.2 billion (USD 17.7 million), an increase of 11.4% compared with JPY 2 billion (USD 15.9 million) a year ago. 

  H1 2015 H1 2014 Change
Revenue JPY 2,226 million ...

Australia – SEEK enters job placement market to boost revenues

8 June 2015

Australian job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) is poised to make its biggest foray into the job placement market and spark a fresh battle with rival LinkedIn after launching a ­premium placements strategy that it believes will eventually deliver a double-digit boost to ­revenues, reports businessspectator.com.au...

Nigeria – 80% of online jobs are fake

8 June 2015

The majority of jobs advertised online in Nigeria are from scammers looking to exploit desperate jobseekers, according to Tope Niyi, head of marketing and product development at Nigerian job board Careers24, reports vanguardngr.com.

Since entering the Nigerian staffing market a year ago, growth in South...

India – Staffing firms embracing smartphone recruitment

8 June 2015

A significant rise in use of smartphones has led staffing firms across India to increasingly focus on mobile recruitment strategies; some of which enable jobseekers to apply for an opportunity in less than a minute, reports profit.ndtv.com.

Moorthy K Uppaluri, CEO of Randstad India, commented: "We...

Australia – SEEK increases stake in overseas subsidiaries

5 June 2015

Australian job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) yesterday announced that is has increased its ownership in Mexico-based subsidiary OCC Mundial (OCC) and Singapore-based SEEK Asia Limited.

With a combined investment of USD 125 million, the company increased its stake in OCC from 56.4% to 98.2% and increased its stake...

South Africa – Competitiveness hamstrung by extremely rigid labour market

5 June 2015

South Africa’s lack of labour market efficiency and tertiary education enrolment were among the weaknesses hampering the country’s economic competitiveness, the World Economic Forum’s biennial African competitiveness report has warned, reports jacarandafm.com.

South Africa’s ranking slipped three...

Korea – Visa labour laws hurting foreign start-ups

5 June 2015

Constantly changing visa rules, as demands for diversity and labour deregulation outpace the infrastructure in place to deal with them, has left foreign workers in Korea facing a logistical nightmare, reports The Korea Herald.

Many in Korea’s tech industry complain that current laws are too vague and,...