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China – Ciett speaks at International Staffing Forum in Beijing

4 July 2014

Annemarie Muntz, President of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) spoke yesterday at the International Staffing Forum in Beijing on the importance of agency work in achieving better functioning labour markets and overall a more competitive economy.Ciett underlin...


Saudi Arabia – Labour reforms weighing on economic growth

4 July 2014

Saudi Arabia's economic growth eased to an annual rate of +4.7% during the first three months of 2014, as labour market measures curbed activity in some sectors The expansion, however, was still stronger and more widespread than growth a year ago, reports arabianbusiness.com.Economic growth in th...


World – The ultimate ‘Résum-ale’

4 July 2014

A graphic designer from British Columbia in Canada secured a job by printing his CV on bottles of homebrew in order to showcase his skills, according to The Metro. Brennan Gleason made the brew himself and demonstrated his skills by producing the labels.Mr Gleason said: “I’ve always been inspired...


Singapore – Hiring intentions rebound but looming legislation may prompt rethink

3 July 2014

The hiring intentions of Singapore businesses have rebounded for the second half of the year, reversing the downward trend of the recent quarters, according to the latest Hudson Report: Employment Trends released today.Nearly half of employers (47.3%) intend to increase headcount over the next si...


India – Government stability positively impacts online hiring

3 July 2014

Online hiring increased by +17% across India in June 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the Monster Employment Index, reports zeenews.india.com. This marks the sixth consecutive month of growth.According to job board Monster, the business friendly and stable government has...


India – Half of employees satisfied with their salary, but not their job

3 July 2014

Half (50%) of workers across India are satisfied with their current level of remuneration, but they are not satisfied with their job, according to a recent study from TimesJobs.com.Nearly 52% of workers reported that they are not satisfied with their current working hours, with 42% working overti...


Japan – Randstad targets professional staffing growth with new appointment

3 July 2014

International recruitment firm Randstad (RAND: NA) has announced the appointment of Paul Dupuis to the board of directors for its operation in Japan. Mr Dupuis was appointed to the newly created role of Managing Director for Randstad Professionals in Japan in 2013.    Based in Toky...


Australia – Davidson recruitment acquires ITCOM

2 July 2014

Queensland-based staffing firm Davidson Recruitment has acquired 100% of technology recruitment specialists ITCOM. As a result of the acquisition, the Davidson Group’s annual turnover is expected to exceed AUD 100 million (USD 94.6 million).Financial details of the acquisition were not released.B...


India – Job board acquired by recruitment company

2 July 2014

Hyderabad-based recruitment company Advantage One Human Resources announced that it has acquired TechTree Technologies, which operates job board MakeMyJob.com, reports techcircle.vccircle.com.Financial details of the acquisition, which was completed in May, were not disclosed.Sumit Chandra, found...


New Zealand – Rise in employers looking to hire

2 July 2014

A third of managers across New Zealand are planning to recruit more people than during the next six months compared with the first half of the year, according to a survey from recruitment firm Robert Walters, reports nzherald.co.nz.Sean Brunner, a director at Robert Walters, commented: "I th...