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Australia – Skilled Group and Programmed set to strike a deal

22 June 2015

An acquisition, once deemed “unsolicited, conditional, and opportunistic”, looks set to go ahead after shares in Australian companies Programmed Maintenance Services and Skilled Group were halted from trade today, ahead of what Programmed said was an announcement of a “possible acquisition”,...

Australia – IT errors at SEEK’s learning division will impact company results

22 June 2015

Australian headquartered job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) today announced that the company’s results for the second half of the financial year to 30 June 2015 have been adversely affected by issues in the company’s learning division.

According to the company’s statement, SEEK expects solid growth in revenue...

India – Venture capitalists invest in recruitment platform

22 June 2015

Bengaluru-based recruitment start-up Belong, which launched publicly this month, has secured USD 5 million in venture capital funding in a Series A round of funding, reports timesofindia.com.

experiences and understanding of how talent hiring should happen in a data-driven and social age.”


Free webinar – Best practices for the Asian contingent workforce market

22 June 2015

North America, Europe and Australia have all undertaken the contingent workforce journey prior to Asia. As Asia picks up on the trend AGS, an industry leader on the provision of contingent workforce solutions, argues there are concepts and ideas that could be taken from the other regions; with an Asian...

South Africa – Employment Services Act to take effect in July

19 June 2015

South Africa’s Employment Services Act (ESA), which is intended to tackle the high levels of unemployment across the country, was approved by President Zuma on 3 April 2014. Since that time, stakeholders such as temporary employment services and recruitment agencies have waited for the ESA to be officially...

Australia – Temporary and contract transport & logistics job numbers up

19 June 2015

The number of jobs advertised in Australia’s Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain (TLSC) sector increased by 10.7% in May 2015, compared with the same month last year according to the Labourforce Impex TLSC Index from recruitment firm Labourforce.

After reporting a month-on-month decrease of 4.7%...

Singapore – Companies hiring more women for technology roles

19 June 2015

The number of women across Singapore working in the technology sector is booming, with 49% of companies having recruited more women for technology roles in the last five years, according to recruitment firm Robert Half, reports business.asiaone.com.

The biggest increase in female technology professionals...

Japan – Why companies are losing the best candidates

19 June 2015

Gone are the days when an employer could adopt a “you should be grateful to work here” approach when looking to hire, according to a survey by Japanese job board GaijinPot.

These days, especially for younger jobseekers and millennials, it’s more about convincing them why they should work for you....

Singapore – Passive jobseekers open to hearing about opportunities from recruiters

18 June 2015

Despite 65% of Singapore’s workforce being passive in their job hunt, more than four-in-five employees are open to hearing about job opportunities from recruiters, according to the Global Talent Trends 2015 survey from LinkedIn, reports humanresourcesonline.net.

However, when it comes to actively seeking...

Japan – Unfairly dismissed workers may soon be able to claim financial compensation

18 June 2015

Unfairly dismissed workers may soon, and for the first time, be entitled to financial compensation, after Japan’s Regulatory Reform Council included the proposal among its 182 recommendations submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reports the-japan-news.com.

The proposal for a financial compensation...