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Japan – Alpha Group’s profits slump

6 November 2013

Japanese temporary recruitment firm Alpha Group (3322: JP) reported revenue of JPY 12.7 billion (USD 129 million) for the first half of the year ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +16.5% compared with JPY 10.9 billion (USD 110.7 million) last year.Despite increased revenue, year-on-year, th...


Japan – Randstad hires Managing Director for Professionals recruiting business

6 November 2013

Randstad Japan have announced the appointment of Paul Dupuis to the newly created role of Managing Director for Randstad Professionals, the company’s mid-career recruitment business in Japan.Based in Tokyo, Mr Dupuis will be responsible for the strategic and growth planning of the company’s profe...


Singapore – Salaries rise as employers scramble to retain talent

6 November 2013

Singaporean employees are on course to see an increase in pay over the comings months, according to the latest Global Sentiment Survey from Berkley Recruitment, which analyses employment and market perceptions internationally. Now in its ninth year, the survey has also revealed that businesses ar...


Australia – Recruitment firms to boost the number of women executives

6 November 2013

Executive recruitment firms have adopted a code of conduct designed to boost the number of women in executive ranks, but their recommendations fall short of the measures proposed by the Business Council of Australia (BCA), reports the Australian Financial Review.Two of the five firms involve...


Saudi Arabia – Illegal immigrants rounded up

6 November 2013

Saudi authorities rounded up thousands of illegal foreign workers at the start of a nationwide crackdown, ultimately aimed at creating more jobs for locals, reports The Lebanon Daily Star. This round-up follows the mass exodus of hundreds of thousands of workers who already left the kingdom durin...


Asia – JP Morgan under investigation for recruitment impropriety

5 November 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and prosecutors in the United States are investigating whether or not investment bank JP Morgan Chase favoured the recruitment of children of power elites in China, Singapore, India, and Korea, reports the East Asia Daily (Dong-A Ilbo).The ‘Sons and Da...


Japan – en-japan acquires Thai recruitment firm

5 November 2013

Japanese recruitment firm en-japan (4849: JP) announced today that it signed a share transfer agreement with The Capstone Group Recruitment and Consulting (Thailand) Ltd (R&C) to acquire shares of the company and make it en-japan’s subsidiary. According to a statement from en-japan: “We...


Asia-Pacific – Staffing Industry Analysts announces strategic partnership with HHMC

5 November 2013

Staffing Industry Analysts and HHMC, an independent advisory group for the Asia Pacific recruitment industry, today formed an alliance to develop and expand Staffing Industry Analysts’ research in the region.  HHMC will provide local sales and analyst support. Recently, Staffing Industr...


Japan – Firms making strides in promoting women led by Pasona

5 November 2013

The number of female managers in big companies increased by +10% for the year ending 31 March 2013, they now account for 4.5% of all managerial staffers, according to a survey about workforce diversity from business news provider Nikkei.Pasona Group, one of the largest staffing firms in the world...


MENA – An online presence is key to recruitment

5 November 2013

The “Modern Job Search in the MENA” poll, recently conducted by jobsite Bayt.com, has revealed that experience is the most important detail of any CV for those who make hiring decisions in the region, and including a picture with your CV is considered a good move.The poll goes into detail on what...