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MENA – Employees are ambitious and motivated at work

11 December 2013

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) the oil, gas, and petrochemicals industry is perceived as one of the most preferred to work in. However, this is driven more by attitudes in  the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and North Africa, whereas in the Levant it is the educatio...


Guatemala – Seasonal bump in temporary recruitment

11 December 2013

The number of temporary jobs as risen by +8% as companies in Guatemala as employers increase their staffing levels to cope with seasonal demand, reports elperiodico.com.gt. Of the additional temporary workers taken on during the festive season, a study from recruiters ManpowerGroup estimates that...


India – Job portals trump print media as the preferred recruitment method

11 December 2013

Print media has lost its popularity as a preferred recruitment method and there is an increasingly heavy reliance on job portals, which now account for the majority of overall hiring among Indian organisations, reports the Times of India. According to a survey from People Matt...


Australia – Talent International acquires IT consultancy

10 December 2013

International IT recruitment group, Talent International, has acquired a Western Australian IT consultancy, Agile Logic, in a move designed to diversify the company’s business model, reports itwire.com.Financial details of the acquisition were not released.Talent International Founder and Managin...


Japan – No slowing of hiring activity in 2014

10 December 2013

Hiring activity in Japan during 2014 is expected to be healthy, recording similar levels to 2013 if not slightly better, according to the views of employers surveyed for the Michael Page Japan 2014 Salary & Employment Forecast.Sharing their expectations on the recruitment outlook for 2014, ne...


India – Recruitment on the rise

10 December 2013

The Naukri Job Speak Index, which tracks monthly hiring activities online, reported that hiring rose by +16% during November, compared with the same month last year. On a month-on-month basis, the Job Speak Index recorded a +1% increase compared with October 2013, reports profit.ndtv.com.Ambarish...


China – Financial sector to increase salaries the most in 2014

10 December 2013

China’s financial industry will continue to be a magnet for job seekers in 2014, as it was announced that it is the job sector with the greatest potential for salary increases next year, reports job board and HR provider, 51Jobs Inc.In a survey on ‘Resignation and Salary Adjustments in China 2014...


Singapore – CFOs facing skills shortages

10 December 2013

The biggest problem faced by finance leaders as the end of the financial year approaches, ending the 31 December 2013, is the lack of skills in their team, according to a survey by recruitment company Robert Half.In a survey of 150 Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and Finance Directors in Singapor...


Asia – Diversity is the key factor in determining future success

10 December 2013

A survey from recruitment firm Korn/Ferry entitled ‘The Diversity Scorecard 2013: Measuring Board Composition and Diversity in Asia Pacific’, has found that while there has been incremental progress in improving gender diversity on boards in most Asia Pacific countries, the female representation...


Japan – Gakujo reports full year improvement

9 December 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Gakujo Co. (2301: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 31 October 2013 of JPY 2.8 billion (USD 27.2 million), an increase of +18.5% compared with JPY 2.3 billion (USD 22.3 million) a year ago.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 235 million (USD 2.3 millio...