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World – Global employment and recruitment industry grew nearly 10% in 2013

10 February 2015

The global employment and recruitment industry grew by 9.6% in 2013 (counting the number of agency workers employed), according to the 2015 Economic Report from the International Confederation of Private Employment Services (Ciett).The sector, which recorded €415 billion in annual global sales re...


India – Companies should hard sell themselves to attract the right talent, says Randstad CEO

10 February 2015

With companies finally showing signs of growth, hiring across India is expected to pick up, resulting in a surge in demand for talent, according to the Times of India. Speaking with the newspaper, Jacques van den Broek, global CEO of recruitment firm Randstad, is bullish about hiring but war...


Australia – Drop in oil & gas wages may benefit the industry

10 February 2015

The average wage for Australian oil & gas sector professionals decreased by nearly 20% to USD 132,000, down from USD 165,000 last year, according to a survey from recruitment firm Hays, reports abc.net.au.The low oil price, currently around USD 49 a barrel, has had a fairly immediate impact o...


South Africa – Extremely inflexible labour market hampering economic growth

10 February 2015

Bold action is needed to address the problems facing South Africa’s labour market, according to Edward Parker, Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for ratings agency Fitch, reports cnbcafrica.com.He told CNBC: “One of the reasons why unemployment is so high in South A...


South Africa – Adcorp forecasts full year earnings growth

9 February 2015

Adcorp (ADR: JSE), South Africa’s largest staffing firm, on Friday advised that the group expects an improvement of at least 20% in both headline earnings per share (HEPS) and earnings per share (EPS) for the year ending 28 February 2015.EPS is calculated as the portion of a company’s profit allo...


Australia – Job adverts up for eighth consecutive month

9 February 2015

There were 13.6% more jobs advertised in Australia during January 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from ANZ Bank’s job ads survey. The latest rise marks the eight consecutive monthly increase in job ads compared with last year and the strongest increase...


India – Recruitment start-up secures additional funding

9 February 2015

Indian recruitment start-up myNotcePeriod.com announced that it has secured just under USD 3 million in Series A funding from technology-focused venture capital fund IDG Ventures India, reports e27.co.Abhijit Khasnis, Co-founder and COO of myNoticePeriod, told e27: “The funds will be used to enha...


Bahrain – New crackdown on “free” visas

9 February 2015

A renewed crackdown on Bahrain's illegal visa black market is due to commence within a matter of weeks, according to the Gulf Daily News.There are thought to be tens of thousands of illegal foreign workers in the country. Many buy employment permits, even though, there is no guarantee of work, be...


Japan – Office/clerical recruiter WDB Holdings reports growth

6 February 2015

WDB Holdings (2475: JP), a Japanese recruitment and HR services company, reported revenue for the nine months ending 31 December 2014 of JPY 20.4 billion (USD 173.9 million), an increase of 7.6% compared with JPY 19 billion (USD 161.8 million) during the same period a year ago.   ...


Japan – Technical recruiter Trust Tech reports strong H1 revenue growth

6 February 2015

Trust Tech (2154: JP), a Japanese technical recruitment company, reported revenue of JPY 9.9 billion (USD 84.4 million) in the six months to 31 December 2014, an increase of 17.8% from JPY 8.4 billion (USD 71.6 million) during the same period last year.   01/07/14 – 31/12/14 01/07/1...