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Australia – Despite glum unemployment figures, SEEK reports rise in new job ads

12 February 2015

There were 10.9% more jobs advertised across Australia in January 2015 than in the same month last year, according to the latest figures from job board SEEK. Month-on-month, new job adverts rose by 4.1% nationally.

The SEEK Employment Index increased, month-on-month, by 3.1% in January 2015 indicating...

Singapore – Surge in finance and technology recruitment expected

12 February 2015

Companies in Singapore are keen to add additional finance and accounting, financial services, and IT professionals to their ranks, according to the latest Singapore Employment Report released by recruitment firm Robert Half.

The report found that more than 50% of companies in Banking & Financial Services,...

Australia – Time to place ICT contractors doubles as demand intensifies

12 February 2015

The time it takes to place ICT contractors has doubled in the last three months of 2014, as the search for quality contractors intensifies; according the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association’s (ITCRA) latest ICT Employment Trends Report.

Julie Mills, CEO of ITCRA, said: “The...

Australia – Strong start for Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain hiring

12 February 2015

Australia’s Transport Logistics and Supply Chain employment market enjoyed a strong start to the year, with the Labourforce Impex Job Index rising 2.8% to 117.32. Whilst the rebound was not sufficient to catch up with all the decrease sustained in December it does signal an early return to the market...

World – Monster announces job cuts following tough Q4

11 February 2015

Global job board Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue of USD 186.2 million for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, a decrease of 6.3% compared with USD 198.7 million during the same period last year. 

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Australia – Transport, logistics, and supply chain recruiter acquires New Zealand rival

11 February 2015

Privately owned Australian recruitment company Labourforce Impex Personnel has completed the acquisition of similarly named New Zealand-based transport, logistics, and supply chain recruiter Impex Personnel.

Impex Personnel New Zealand places jobseekers in freight forwarding, logistics, supply chain,...

Hong Kong – 2014 a steady year for recruitment and 2015 to be more of the same, says ambition

11 February 2015

Last year was a steady, rather than a spectacular, year in recruitment in Hong Kong, according to Australian-headquartered recruitment firm ambition. This year promises to be more of the same, although it could be derailed by any number of economic or political issues.

Hong Kong’s safe haven status,...

India – Online hiring gaining momentum in January

11 February 2015

Online hiring activity in India increased by 11% in January 2015 compared with the previous month, with the IT/Telecoms sector leading the demand, according to the latest RecruiteX report from job board TimesJobs.com.

January marks the first time since 2012 that online hiring has increased for three consecutive...

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 revenue...

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 warned...