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Peru – Small companies and the services sector leading job creation

17 February 2015

Employment increased in all employment sectors across Peru, during the November 2014 to January 2015 rolling quarter, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), reports andina.com.pe.The strongest growth was reported in the services sector, which created 125,700 new...


Australia – Revenue and earnings down in H1, reports Chandler MacLeod

16 February 2015

Australian recruitment firm Chandler MacLeod (CMG: ASX) reported revenue for the six months ending AUD 700.6 million (USD 543.4 million), a decrease of 2.5% compared with AUD 718.1 million (USD 557 million) during the same period last year.    H1 2014 H1 2013 Change Rev...


Australia – Higher costs dampen Freelancer’s full year results

16 February 2015

Freelancer (FLN: ASX), the Australia-based online staffing firm, reported revenue for the year ended 31 December 2014 of AUD 26.1 million (USD 20.2 million), an increase of 39% compared with AUD 18.8 million (USD 14.6 million) a year ago.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue...


Singapore – Freelancers becoming a permanent fixture

16 February 2015

The use of freelancers has increased significantly across Singapore, as companies take advantage of the financial benefits of hiring freelance workers, reports The Straits Times.“I don’t need to worry about paying for Central Provident Fund contributions or bonuses,” said businesswoman Teo Jia En...


Korea – President calls for compromise on labour reform

16 February 2015

President Park Geun-hye on Friday called on labour and management to produce a compromise by March in the latest push to reform South Korea's rigid labour market, reports The Korea Herald.In a meeting with top labour officials as well as government officials in charge of the economy and labour, M...


Japan – Engineering and technical recruiter Human Holdings reports strong profit growth

13 February 2015

Japanese staffing firm Human Holdings (2415: JP) reported revenue of JPY 46.1 billion (USD 385 million) for the nine months ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 10.6% from JPY 41.7 billion (USD 348.3 million) during the same period last year.    01/04/14 – 31/12/14 01/04/13...


India – Job security attracts staff, but it takes a good salary to retain them

13 February 2015

Salary, job security, and career advancement opportunities are the main considerations for people joining an organisation. They also help in determining whether or not to stay with their current company, according to the Global Workforce Study 2014, conducted by global professional serv...


Southeast Asia – Professionals relocating for better life and environment

13 February 2015

Just under half (45%) of mid-to-senior managers and professionals working in China and Singapore intend to relocate for work. Relocation intentions remain highest in Taiwan and Hong Kong where 62% of respondents said they would actively try to move to another city, region, or country, reports exe...


South Africa – 2015: the year of improved labour legislation, promises President Zuma

13 February 2015

South African President Jacob Zuma has announced that 2015 will be a year of further improvements in labour legislation to promote worker rights further, reports allafrica.com.Delivering the State of the Nation Address to Parliament in Cape Town, President Zuma said the Department of Labour will...


Australia – Despite glum unemployment figures, SEEK reports rise in new job ads

12 February 2015

There were 10.9% more jobs advertised across Australia in January 2015 than in the same month last year, according to the latest figures from job board SEEK. Month-on-month, new job adverts rose by 4.1% nationally.The SEEK Employment Index increased, month-on-month, by 3.1% in January 2015 indica...