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World – Hudson Global reports slightly improved operating loss in Q4

27 February 2015

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global (HSON: NSDQ) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of USD 136.7 million, an increase of 2.8% in constant currency compared with the same quarter last year. 

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Australia – Venture firm Fatfish invests in online staffing platform

27 February 2015

Internet ventures firm Fatfish Internet Group Ltd has invested AUD 50,000 (USD 39,440) in Nvoi Limited, an Australian fully managed online staffing platform for the temporary and contract workforce, reports digitalnewsasia.com.

Fatfish is one of a number of investors who participated in a seed round investment...

UAE – Less than half of HR directors plan to recruit in H1 2015

27 February 2015

Up to 40% of HR directors plan to recruit staff in the UAE in the first six months of 2015, with their companies set to add new positions, according to a report from recruitment firm Robert Half, reports gulfbusiness.com.

The latest Professional Hiring Index was four points lower compared to the index...

Vietnam – ManpowerGroup obtains first new license

27 February 2015

Global recruitment giant ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) announced today that it has become the first foreign-owned workforce solutions company to obtain the new Vietnamese Subleasing License.

The new license is one of the most significant aspects of the new labour code adopted by the National Assembly of Vietnam;...

India – Recruiters hopeful new budget will address skills development

26 February 2015

India’s recruitment industry is hopeful that the government’s budget will address the issue of skills development, as the country focuses on reviving its manufacturing sector and promoting its “Make in India” campaign, reports the Hindu Business Line.

“In the first full-fledged budget, the new...

Australia – Gender wage gap widens

26 February 2015

The wage gap between men and women in Australia has increased slightly, as the government announces plans to water down gender reporting requirements for businesses, reports The Guardian.

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the wage gap has jumped by to 18.8% since...

Philippines – IT specialists top survey rankings

26 February 2015

IT specialists and workers with extensive technical knowledge are the highest paid employees in the Philippines, according to the latest salary report from job board JobStreet.com.

In its Annual Salary Report 2015, JobStreet revealed that employees in IT-software and IT-network, system, and database administration...

New Zealand – Labour inspector charges farmers with breaching employment standards

26 February 2015

Labour inspectors in New Zealand are taking a South Canterbury farmer to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) after finding that employers were breaking labour laws at two local dairy farms, reports The Timaru Herald.

The Labour Inspectorate visited one farm as part of its dairy audit strategy and...

World – American growth boosts Heidrick’s Q4

25 February 2015

Chicago-based international executive recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles (HSII: NSDQ) yesterday reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of USD 126.5 million, an increase of 3.0% (approx. 5.0% in constant currency) compared with USD 122.9 million during the same period last...

Malaysia – After sale of job boards, JobStreet reports revenue growth from continuing operations

25 February 2015

Malaysian job board JobStreet (JOBST: KLS) yesterday reported revenue from continuing operations of MYR 15.5 million (USD 4.3 million) during Q4 2014, an increase of 1,249.3% compared with MYR 1.1 million (USD 302,324) during the same period last year.

Jobstreet had been involved in a lengthy acquisition...