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Australia – Rubicor struggles in difficult market

29 August 2013

Rubicor (RUB: ASX) reported revenue of AUD 237.7 million (USD 212.4 million) for the full year ending 30 June 2013, compared with AUD 290.5 million (USD 259.6 million) for the same period last year, a drop of -18.2%. An operating of AUD 23.9 million (USD 21.4 million) was reported for the year, a...


South Africa – The end of labour broking?

29 August 2013

The Labour Relations Amendment Bill has been passed by the South African Parliament, which could spell the end of labour broking in the country. Temporary employment services (known locally as labour brokers), as a result of the bill,will become much more heavily regulated.The Amendment was propo...


Japan – Overseas experience best bet for advancement

29 August 2013

Professionals in Japan believe that experience in North America and Europe offers the strongest progression opportunities for their careers, according to Robert Walters’ Employee Insights Survey 2013. The Survey compiled the insight of over 580 professionals in Japan. Respondents also indicate th...


Korea – Money talks for foreign languages

29 August 2013

More than three in four professionals in Korea received salary rises in 2013, according to Robert Walters’ Employee Insights Survey 2013. The survey examined the sentiment of bilingual professionals in Korea for their careers, progression opportunities and globalisation. The industry with the mos...


Australia – Ambition performs well in Asia but struggles at home and in UK

28 August 2013

Australia-based boutique recruitment business Ambition Group (AMB: AU) reported half year revenue of AUD 40.4 million (USD 36.3 million) for the period ending 30 June 2013. This represents a fall of -9% compared with revenue of AUD 44.4 million (USD 39.8 million) for the same period last year.Gro...


India – Naukri predicts muted hiring sentiment

28 August 2013

According to the Naukri Hiring Outlook Survey July 2013, there is a muted hiring sentiment for the remaining half of 2013 when compared with the first half of the year. The employment scenario for the country remains downbeat, impacted by the weakening economy, inflationary pressures and falling...


Dubai – Cazar recruitment solutions announces joint venture in Australia

28 August 2013

Dubai-based enterprise recruitment solution company has announced its expansion into Australia, through a joint venture agreement with established Australian consulting services provider, Ingenia.This latest move is part of Cazar 's continued growth plans in the Asia Pacific region, whi...


Australia – Companies urged to invest in IT staff or risk losing them

28 August 2013

The mid-year update to the 2013 IT Recruitment & Retention Report from Clicks IT Recruitment indicates a slow but noticeable increase in IT hiring intentions. Produced annually, the survey of 200 Australian businesses shows a quarter of employers intend to increase their IT budget and headcou...


South Africa – ADvTech Recruitment division falters

27 August 2013

South African recruitment firm ADH ADvTech (ADH: SJ) reported half year revenue of ZAR 882 million (USD 85.9 million) for the six months to 30 June 2013. Revenue for the half year increased +4% from ZAR 850.4 million (USD 82.8 million) a year ago.Frank Thompson, CEO of ADvTech, commented “The imp...


Asia – Business executives optimistic about workforce across region

27 August 2013

The most attractive countries for new business expansion are Indonesia, followed by Vietnam, Thailand, and Myanmar, according to Amcham's ASEAN Business Outlook Survey. However, despite general optimism about ASEAN’s business prospects, significant challenges remain; namely corruption and persona...