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India - Millennial jobseekers put faith in research

3 November 2015

With over 60% of India Inc. employees aiming for better work-life balance and higher salaries, a new TimesJobs.com study reveals how candidates from the millennial generation are changing the traditional methods of going about searching for jobs.

Extensive research is the first and most important aspect...

Asia - Challenges in hiring and retaining managers

3 November 2015

A survey of management in Thailand compared to Japan, Singapore and Vietnam by staffing firm, en world, shows that 52% of respondents say that they have not been able to find enough mid-level and senior Thai employees for their firms over the last 12 months. This is a "hard-to-solve problem"...

Australia - Hitech revenue and gross profit jump

2 November 2015

In a brief trading statement, Australian ICT staffing company Hitech Group Australia (HIT: ASX) reported that revenue for Q1 2015/2016  increased substantially by 37% over the previous corresponding period, mainly due to an increase in both contracting and permanent placement revenue. Gross profit...

China - Hidden unemployment belies China's encouraging job figures

2 November 2015

China faces a significant slowdown at the end of the year according to official figures. The country’s manufacturing sector unexpectedly declined for the third consecutive month in October, while the services sector grew at the slowest pace since 2008’s financial crisis.

The figures suggest that China...

Eastern & Central Europe - Promoting jobrich and sustainable growth

2 November 2015

A regional conference on jobs and employment brought together more than 130 delegates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The two-day forum looked into ways to boost employment in the region ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth of national labour markets. The conference...

Singapore: Airbus tackles pilot shortage

2 November 2015

Asia-Pacific's burgeoning aviation market means that some 160,000 pilots will be required in 20 years' time, over twice the current number.

A sufficient supply of flight crew is a critical point of concern for the region if it is to cope with its soaring air transport growth.

In its latest projection,...

Japan: JAC sees revenue jump

30 October 2015

JAC Recruitment (2124: JP), the Japanese staffing firm reported revenue of JPY8.0 billion (USD 66.7 million) for the consolidated nine months ended 30 September 2015, an increase of 20% compared with JPY 6.9 billion (USD 57.9 million) during the same period last year. Operating income was up 30% at JPY 2.7...

Global – LinkedIn Rockets

30 October 2015

LinkedIn Corp (LNKD:NYQ), the professional networking site saw revenue for the last three months jump 37% to USD780 million (€693 million). The number of members was up 20% from 2014, to 396 million and since the end of the quarter, the company has passed the 400 million users milestone. Sales for...

Singapore: Job market shows signs of stability

30 October 2015

2016 is expected to be a year of stability and steady growth for Singapore with recruitment activity broadly positive, reports Michael Page’s 2016 South East Asia Salary & Employment Outlook. Financial companies continue to attract talent particularly for private banking, risk audit and compliance,...

AsiaPac: Generation Y moving jobs despite China’s financial crisis

30 October 2015

Morgan McKinley’s Q3 2015 Asia Pacific Employment Monitor shows that professionals are becoming increasingly confident with their prospects of career enhancing job changes. On a year-on-year basis, professionals seeking new roles rose 10% from 31,581 to 34,844. Vacancies were flat year-on-year with...