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China – Firms struggling with compliance talent shortage

7 January 2015

The Chinese job market will see rising demand for compliance professionals in 2015 with huge growth in demand for compliance experts the most important trend in the next 12 months, according to a report from recruitment firm Hays, reports China Daily.The government’s anti-graft campaign, as well...


World – Using an executive search firm versus self-hiring

7 January 2015

There has been a growing trend toward “dis-intermediation” in the executive search business over the past few years, according to Randeep Bhattacharya, CEO of Thailand-based executive search firm Saitech Solutions, reports nationalmultimedia.com.By “dis-intermediation”, Mr Bhattacharya means the...


Hong Kong – Talent Rover expands presence in Asia

7 January 2015

Talent Rover, a provider of cloud-based software to the staffing industry, announced the opening of an office in Hong Kong. The new office will serve staffing and recruitment firms throughout Asia Pacific.In addition to its new Hong Kong office, Talent Rover has a local presence in San Francisco,...


Japan – Increased demand and lower costs boost Career Bank’s H1

6 January 2015

Japanese staffing business Career Bank Co (4834: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 November 2014 of JPY 3 billion (USD 24.8 million), an increase of +14.5% compared with JPY 2.6 billion (USD 21.6 million) during the same period last year.Operating profit for the period increased b...


India – Strong job creation and pay increases expected in 2015

6 January 2015

Indian companies are planning to create close to one million new jobs and award pay increases of up to +40% to their best performers in 2015 according to recruiters, reports Business Today.Average salary increases could be as high as +20%, compared with +12% during 2014. High-tech sectors, such a...


India – Government urged to give low-wage workers more control over their salaries

6 January 2015

A consortium of more than 500 companies in India, including staffing firm TeamLease, have sent a petition to the government, requesting that low-paid workers have a greater say in how their salaries are paid and contributions invested, reports The Economic Times of India.The petition asks the gov...


Hong Kong – Majority of employers to offer pay rises but also need to be more family friendly

6 January 2015

The vast majority (90%) of employers in Hong Kong plan to offer a pay rise in 2015, compared with 78% of employers in 2014, according to the Compensation and Benefits survey from job board JobsDB Hong Kong. The projected average increase is +4%, up from +3.8% in 2014.A performance related bonus i...


Australia – Merger proposal unsolicited, conditional, and opportunistic, says Skilled Group

5 January 2015

Following reports that the company has been the subject of a merger proposal, recruitment firm Skilled Group has announced that Angus McKay will begin his new role as CEO and Managing Director two weeks earlier than anticipated, reports businessness.com.au.Company Chairman Vickki McFadden said Mr...


Japan – Government employment services reports rise in false job descriptions

5 January 2015

More than 40% of the complaints lodged with HelloWork, the Japanese government’s employment service centre, were related to unclear or false working conditions outlined in job adverts, according to a survey conducted by Japan’s Labour Ministry, reports the-japan-news.com.The survey was conducted...


Indonesia – Foreign worker numbers down

5 January 2015

The number of foreign workers in Indonesia dropped by -6.3% in 2014 compared with 2013, according to figures from the Indonesian Manpower and Transmigration Ministry. The number of Foreigner Employment Permits (IMTA) fell to 64,604 as of October 2014, down from 68,957 the previous year, reports e...