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China – Recruitment rises by +18% in Q1

3 April 2014

Companies in China have stepped up hiring during the first quarter of 2014, indicating a stable domestic economy, according to a report from online job board Zhaopin.com, reports shanghaidaily.com.The number of job vacancies posted on Zhaopin.com increased by +18% in the first three months of the...


India – Recruiter kidnapped by jobseekers

3 April 2014

The owner of a recruitment firm is believed to have been kidnapped and is being held to ransom following allegations that he took money from jobseekers then failed to deliver on his employment promises reports The Times of India.Abhijit Pal travelled to Kolkata on the 28 March and has not been se...


China – Increasing demand for IT and Engineering talent

2 April 2014

Spring Professional, the wholly-owned professional recruitment arm of the Adecco Group in Asia, has opened offices in Beijing and Shanghai to support the increasing demand for IT and Engineering professionals in China. The country continues to be a favoured regional hub for the IT sector; with hi...


Chile – Pedersen & Partners continues Latin American expansion

2 April 2014

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners announced that it is extending its coverage of Latin America by opening a new office in Santiago, Chile. The company currently has 51 offices in 48 countries, with the Santiago office becoming the fifth office in the Americas; other offices include Bo...


Hong Kong – Become recruitment opens first Asian office

2 April 2014

London-based creative and digital recruitment agency Become announced that they will be opening their first Asian office in Hong Kong on 3 April 2014, reports campaignasia.com. In addition to their London office, the company also has offices in Manchester, Sydney, and Melbourne.Marc Ansell, Regio...


Australia – CFOs are usually men who work long hours

2 April 2014

CFOs need commercial sense, the ability to cooperate with operations, and a willingness to work hard in order to succeed in the top finance job, according to a survey of 500 CFOs by recruitment firm Hays.Surveyed for the recruiter’s ‘DNA of a CFO’ report, Hays also found that CFOs are typically m...


Australia – Recruitment firm Ingeus sold to US services provider

1 April 2014

Australian recruitment firm Ingeus, founded by Therese Rein the wife of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd,  has been sold to Arizona-based The Providence Service Corporation, reports The Wall Street Journal.The Australian arm of Ingeus was sold in May 2007 to ensure that there was no perceive...


Philippines – Temporary staffing to increase by +200% by 2015

1 April 2014

Demand for temporary staffing in the Philippines will increase by +200% by the end of 2015, according to US IT staffing solutions and services provider Collabera, reports malaya.com.ph. The expected growth in the number of companies looking to hire temporary staff reflects global demand, as the P...


UAE – Staffing firm reports +30% growth

1 April 2014

Staffing company TASC is expecting to achieve +30% growth in its business this year as more organisations in the UAE are warming up to the idea of hiring employees on a temporary basis, reports zawya.com.Mahesh Shahdadpuri, CEO and Managing Director of TASC, said he has noticed a +15% to +20% ann...


Zimbabwe – Flexible labour laws can assist growth

1 April 2014

The Zimbabwean economy is struggling and about 80% of the country’s adult population is currently unemployed, according to Tau Tawengwa, a Secretary General for the Zimbabwe Renaissance Society, an independent research and advocacy organisation focusing on socio-political issues, reports all...