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Japan – Pasona reports H1 revenue growth but net profit loss

14 January 2015

Recruitment firm Pasona Group (2168: JP), one of the largest staffing firms in Japan, reported revenue for the first six months ending 30 November 2014 of JPY 113.8 billion (USD 954.2 million), an increase of 10.9% compared with JPY 102.6 billion (USD 865.7 million) last year.    ...


Japan – Hito Communications reports strong growth in temporary staffing revenue but operating profit slips

14 January 2015

Japanese human resources provider Hito Communications (3654: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 30 November 2014 of JPY 6.3 billion (USD 53.3 million), an increase of 15.4% from JPY 5.5 billion (USD 46.5 million) a year ago.   Q1 2014 Q1 2013 Change Revenue...


India – IKYA Human Capital Solutions and TeamLease Services reportedly mulling IPOs

14 January 2015

Indian staffing firms Ikya Human Capital Solutions and TeamLease Services are looking to raise as much as USD 350 million in two separate stock market listings, sources told Reuters.The listings, which are expected to happen in the first half of 2015, could mark a recovery in Indian flotations. D...


Australia – Seventh consecutive year-on-year increase in job adverts during December

13 January 2015

There were +11.4% more jobs advertised in Australia during December 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the ANZ Bank’s job advertisement survey. The latest rise marks the seventh consecutive increase in job adverts compared with last year.Month-on-mo...


China – Fewer professionals looking to change jobs in 2015

13 January 2015

The proportion of professionals in Mainland China who changed jobs in the past 12 months was 15%, down from 18% last year, according to the 2015 Talent Trends Briefing from executive search firm MRIC Group. Half (51%) of the professionals who changed employer benefitted from a compensation p...


Singapore – Employers adopting cautious approach to hiring in H1 2015

13 January 2015

Employers across Singapore are taking a cautious approach to hiring in the first half of 2015, with a net 37% of employers expecting to increase headcount in the first half of 2015, according to the latest Employment Trends report from recruitment firm Hudson Global.Emmanuel White, General Manage...


Thailand – Illegal foreign worker registration expanded as country battles poor human trafficking rating

13 January 2015

Labour officials in Thailand are expanding the registration of foreign workers to cover Vietnamese nationals after finding many of them work in the country illegally, reports The Bangkok Post.Even though the number of illegal Vietnamese workers has not yet been determined by the Labour Ministry,...


Australia – Merger of Programmed and Skilled would be in the interests of both parties, says Credit Suisse

12 January 2015

A proposed merger of staffing firms Programmed Maintenance Services and Skilled Group would be in the interests of both, according to analysts from Credit Suisse. The financial institution, however, added that Programmed would need to ­increase its offer to complete the deal, reports The Australi...


New Zealand – Double-digit growth in online jobs in Q4

12 January 2015

New Zealand-based job board Trade Me Jobs has revealed double-digit growth in the number of jobs advertised during Q4 2014, compared with the same period last year, reports nbr.co.nz.The number of advertised jobs rose by almost +14%, year-on-year, for the last quarter of 2014, according to analys...


India – IT sector hiring in big numbers

12 January 2015

The Indian IT sector has been doing “extremely well” in terms of job creation and has been hiring in "big numbers", according to Info Edge, the company that owns Indian job board Naukri.com, reports NDTV.Hitesh Oberoi, Managing Director and CEO of InfoEdge, told NDTV: "So far...