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Japan – Workplace conflict increases risk of temporary worker insomnia

10 January 2014

A study published in Japan has found that the relationship between workplace interpersonal conflict and the risk of insomnia was significantly stronger for temporary workers than for permanent employers.The study, entitled “Employment Type, Workplace Interpersonal Conflict, and Insomnia: A Cross-...


India – Professionals earn more by switching jobs

10 January 2014

Professionals looking to switch jobs during 2014 can expect to increase their salary by as much as +30% depending on their sector, according to estimates from recruitment firm Kelly Services. Professionals remaining with their current company, however, can only expect an annual pay rise of betwee...


Vietnam – Labour export continues to rise

10 January 2014

According to the Vietnamese department of statistics, there were 85,000 people working abroad in 2013, a +6% rise compared with 2012. In an interview with Vietnamese newspaper Tin Tuc (News) Daily, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Labour, Dao Cong Hai, spoke about the improvement in the oversea...


Vietnam – Seasonal worker demand surges ahead of New Year celebrations

10 January 2014

Demand for labour during the holiday season is particularly high, according to Vu Thi Thanh Lieu, head of the Labour Market Information Department under the Ha Noi Job Placement Centre, reports vietnamnet.vt.Mr Lieu said the rising demand, several times higher than usual, means more job opportuni...


Japan – Creek & River’s growth continues

9 January 2014

Japanese recruitment firm Creek & River Co. Ltd (4763: JP) reported revenue of JPY 15.3 billion (USD 145.9 million) for the third quarter of 2013 ending 30 November 2013, an increase of +16.2% compared with revenue of JPY 13.2 billion (USD 125.9 million) for the same period last year. Th...


India – Demand for executives will be high in 2014

9 January 2014

Companies looking to beat the slowdown and revive growth in some sectors are expected to keep senior executive movements buoyant in 2014, reports the Times of India. So called senior executive ‘churn’ in 2013 was significant, driven partly by the need for new talent and partly by the need to inte...


India – Demand for IT professionals to boost recruitment activity

9 January 2014

Recruitment activity in India is poised to improve this year, driven primarily by sectors such as IT and ITeS (IT-enabled Service), after hiring remained largely unchanged in December compared with the previous month, reports zeenews.india.com.Ambarish Raghuvanshi, Group President of Finance for...


Japan – Ambition Group launches Tokyo office

8 January 2014

Global recruitment firm, Ambition Group Ltd (AMB: ASX), has officially launched its Tokyo office to meet the demand for recruitment services for mid to senior level professionals in Japan. The Tokyo office will focus on recruiting for professionals within Technology and Finance & Account...


Saudi Arabia – Recruitment agencies blamed for unemployment crisis

8 January 2014

The unemployment rate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia currently sits at 11.7%, with male unemployment at 6.1% and female unemployment at 33.2%, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Labour, reports arabnews.com.The report revealed that the Ministry had issued licences to 338 recruitment...


Australia – Job vacancy numbers down

8 January 2014

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals that the number of job vacancies across Australia in November 2013 was -14.9% lower when compared with the same month last year.There were approximately 140,000 vacancies in both the public and private sector during Novembe...