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Singapore – CFOs hold sway over IT investments

5 November 2013

For many people, the worlds of accounting and technology have little in common. However, a new survey reveals that Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Finance Directors in Singapore have more control over IT decisions than anywhere else in the world.The survey by recruitment firm Robert Half aske...


Asia-Pacific – Heidrick & Struggles CEO sees market conditions improving

4 November 2013

In an interview with Bloomberg Television today, Heidrick & Struggles interim CEO Jory Marino spoke about the company’s most recent financial results and how the company is faring in the global marketplace. “The global economy is starting to solidify and we’re getting a little bit more f...


India – Women with more education face greater salary discrimination

4 November 2013

Women with no formal education earn more than their male counterparts. However, this trend reverses as the level of education increases for both genders, according to a recent study from the Indian Institute of Management, reports the Times of India. Women with a basic education; such as adv...


World – Adecco heiress talks temporary recruitment

4 November 2013

In 2008, German born chocolate magnate and billionaire philanthropist Klaus Jacobs died aged 71. His personal fortune passed to his Swiss-born wife Renata who not only inherited the world’s largest chocolatier, Barry Callebaut, but also the world’s largest recruitment firm, Adecco.Klaus Jacobs’ i...


Australia – Union calls for law change after foreign workers short-changed

4 November 2013

The new Abbott government is being urged to close a legal loophole after the Federal Court ruled against four Filipinos being paid less than AUD 3 (USD 2.85) an hour to work on oil rigs off the West Australian coast.The Australian Workers Union (AWU) wants changes to migration laws after the cour...


Australia – Spencer Ogden ventures into a new region

4 November 2013

UK-based global energy recruitment firm Spencer Ogden has announced the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, a move that will see the agency’s presence expand into a fifth continent. A bold move in a period that has marked significant declines in the Australian recruitment market.  D...


World – CV expectations around the globe

4 November 2013

CV expectations may vary from country to country, but there are some things hiring managers everywhere agree on: a bad CV is not going to get you the job. In a recent survey of more than 5,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals in countries with the largest gross domestic product, C...


Japan – J-Tec reports big rise in profitability

1 November 2013

Japanese staffing company JTech Corp. (2479: JP) reported revenue for the first six months of the year ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 1.67 billion (USD 17 million), an increase of +53.1% compared with revenue of JPY 1.09 billion (USD 11.1 million).The company more than trebled operating profit d...


Japan – Crie Anabuki downgrades H1 forecast

1 November 2013

Japanese human resources service provider Crie Anabuki Inc., (4336: JP) have downgraded their forecasted results for the six months ending 30 September 2013. The company had previously expected to report revenue of JPY 2.38 billion (USD 24.2 million) for the period, but now expect to report reven...


Japan – Nippon Information upgrades H1 forecast

1 November 2013

Staffing services provider Nippon Information Development Co., Ltd. (2349: JP) have upgraded their half year forecast for the six months ending 30 September 2013. The company had previously expected to report revenue for the period of JPY 7.72 billion (USD 78.5 million) but have upgraded their fo...