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India – Companies willing to pay to keep best performers

9 April 2015

As India’s job-market heats up, employees are likely to get an average salary increase of between 10% and 13% this year, according to the latest survey of employers, recruiters, and employees by Indian job board TimesJobs.com.

Top performers are expected to be offered much more to ensure their loyalty,...

Kenya – Declining fuel prices to boost job market but finding the right workers still a challenge

9 April 2015

Declining fuel prices are expected to positively impact Kenya’s job market this year, with very few companies foreseeing redundancies, according to a report from HR management consultancy firm Corporate Staffing Services, reports allafrica.com.

The report indicates that majority of employers - 40.4%...

Japan – Creative staffing firm Creek & River reports revenue and profit growth

8 April 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Creek & River Co. Ltd. (4763: JP) reported revenue growth of 11.2% to JPY 22.9 billion (USD 191.2 million) during the full year ending 28 February 2015, up from JPY 20.6 billion (USD 171.9 million) a year ago. 

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Australia – Calls for labour market testing for skilled visas to be abolished

8 April 2015

Business and employer groups in Australia want the labour market testing requirements for the 457 skilled visa programme to be abolished, reports australiaforum.com.

The 457 visa stream, which is popular with businesses that require temporary overseas workers for up...

Japan – Pasona’s US 401(k) pension plan to include temporary workers for the first time

8 April 2015

Pasona (2168: JP) will become the first Japanese staffing company to offer company matching pension contributions for US-based temporary workers.

The 401(k), most commonly used in the United States, helps workers save and invest portions of their salary before any tax is deducted. An estimated 36% of...

Singapore – Salaries and job prospects up for HR professionals in 2015

8 April 2015

Recent findings from the Human Resources Salary Guide for 2015 from ZW HR Consulting, one of Asia's largest headhunting and HR consulting firms, revealed some interesting changes in the salary patterns within the diverse field of HR.

Due in part to the "value added" services that HR professionals...

Japan – J-Com reports strong revenue and profit growth

7 April 2015

Japanese recruitment firm J-Com Holdings Ltd (2462: JP) yesterday reported revenue for the nine months ending 28 February 2015 of JPY 13 billion (USD 109.3 million), an increase of 23.4% compared with a year ago.

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Australia – Job adverts up for tenth consecutive month

7 April 2015

The number of job vacancies in Australia increased by 6.6% in March 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 tenth consecutive monthly increase compared with last year.

On a month-on-month basis the series...

Australia – Recruitment platform Rision announces IPO

7 April 2015

Cloud-based Australian recruitment platform Rision has announced that it is planning to list on Australia’s stock exchange in mid-May. The start-up will list through a reverse takeover of Reclaim Industries Limited (RCM), which fully acquired Rision in May 2014, reports theaustralian.com.au...

New Zealand – Job market set for another solid year of growth

7 April 2015

New Zealand’s employment market is in “excellent health” and set for another solid year of growth, despite the slowing down of the ICT industry, according to job board Trade Me Jobs, reports computerworld.co.nz.

Analysis of the more than 54,000 roles listed on Trade Me Jobs in the first quarter...