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Japan – Artner reports fallen profits

6 December 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Artner Company Ltd (2163: JP) reported revenue of JPY 2.9 billion (USD 28.4 million) for the nine months ending 31 October 2013, a fall of -6% compared with JPY 3.1 billion (USD 30.4 million) last year.The company reported a substantial drop of -45.9% in operating profit...


Australia – Ambition Group forecasts full-year loss

6 December 2013

Australia-based boutique recruitment business Ambition Group (AMB: ASX) has released an update on the market conditions affecting the business and the expected result for the year ending 31 December 2013.In a statement, company Chairman Eric Dodd commented: “Business confidence has been subdued i...


China – Samsung the latest firm accused of mistreating workers

6 December 2013

A supplier for South Korean firm Samsung Electronics is not paying some overtime to workers at its mobile-phone factory in China, according to New York-based labour rights group China Labour Watch (CLW), reports the South China Morning Post.Samkwang Science & Technology in Dongguan also viola...


Malaysia – Freelancer.com to support low earners into freelance work

6 December 2013

Freelancer Limited (FLN: ASX) today announced that Freelancer International Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Freelancer, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) in Malaysia in order to generate additional income for low income househo...


Nepal – Recruiters seek to stop Department of Immigration interference

6 December 2013

The Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (NAFEA) is preparing to go to court in order to seek an end to interference by immigration officials, which it claims has exposed migrant workers to exploitation and unnecessary stress, reports ekantipur.com.NAFEA, an umbrella organisation for...


New Zealand – 90-day trial employment period criticised

6 December 2013

The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (BIE) allows employers to make an offer of employment that includes a trial period of up to 90 days. Trial periods are voluntary, and must be agreed in writing and negotiated in good faith as part of the employment agreement. Figur...


World – Korn/Ferry reports positive Q2

5 December 2013

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International (KFY: NYSE) reported revenue of USD 246.2 million during the second quarter ending 31 October 2013, an increase of +20.2% compared with USD 204.8 million for the same period a year ago.The company reported an operating income for the three month peri...


South Africa – Wide ranging labour reform making progress through Parliament

5 December 2013

Most employers across South Africa are aware that changes to the existing labour laws have been proposed for some time now.  Some may not yet have responded to the challenges of the proposed changes because this debate about labour law reform has been on-going since the African National Cong...


Australia – Employment outlook brighter than expected

5 December 2013

The weak employment conditions experienced across Australia over the past year-and-a-half are set to end next year, according to the latest Business Expectations Survey from business information provider Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), reports hcamag.com.This comes despite the International Monetar...


Malaysia – Government halts the use of outsourcing companies

5 December 2013

Malaysian Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi has announced that the government has terminated the services of outsourcing companies, following numerous complaints of cheating and abuse of workers’ rights, reports themalaymailonline.com.Mr Wan Junaidi said: “We stopped using outsourcing compan...