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India – Hundreds of IT jobs threatened as police uncover recruitment scam

1 May 2015

More than 200 professionals working in the southern city of Bengaluru, India’s IT centre, face losing their jobs after local police uncovered a scam involving fake work experience certificates, reports the Daily Mail.

Police have arrested one person in connection with the scam and a search is currently...

Japan – Healthcare staffing firm SMS Co reports strong international growth

30 April 2015

Japanese healthcare staffing provider SMS Co Ltd (2175: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 15.1 billion (USD 126.6 million), an increase of 25% compared with JPY 12 billion (USD 101.3 million) during the same period last year.

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Japan – Technology division business boosts Outsourcing Inc’s results

30 April 2015

Japanese staffing firm Outsourcing Inc., (2427: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 march 2015 of JPY 17.7 billion (USD 148.7 million), an increase of 28.3% compared with JPY 13.8 billion (USD 115.9 million) a year ago. 

  Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change
Revenue JPY 17,694.8 million ...

Australia – Freelancer acquires US-based online payment services provider

30 April 2015

Freelancer Ltd (FLN: ASX) earlier this week announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Escrow.com, a California headquartered provider of online payment services that facilitates and accelerates e-commerce by assuring secure settlements.

Escrow.com is a provider of secure online...

India – HR fund invests in Chennai-based recruitment solutions start-up

30 April 2015

The HR Fund, a human resource venture-focused private investment firm, has invested INR 32 million (USD 504,712) in Chennai-based HR start-up PiQube Analytics, reports vccircle.com.

The company will use the funding to expand its technology and sales teams, as well as look to expand within India and across...

Australia – SEEK announces multi-million dollar investments in India and Africa

29 April 2015

Australian job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) today announced two multi-million dollar investments, including the firm’s first investment in India, reports The Australian.

SEEK, one of the largest job boards in the world according to a recent report from Staffing Industry Analysts, said it would invest USD 10...

World – Organisations embracing Talent Data Exchange

29 April 2015

More than 35 companies have signed on with Talent Data Exchange (TDX), a membership-based data service that enables companies to precisely and anonymously compute the cost of non-employee labour, review statistical analysis and test the validity of workforce strategies.

TDX is a collaboration between...

India – Jump in mobile phone job applications

29 April 2015

Nearly half of companies said between 10% and 20% of the job applications they received in financial year 2014-15 came from mobile phones, up from less than 10% last year, according to a survey from Indian job board TimesJobs.com.

The change follows a jump in smartphone sales. With almost the entire...

India – Technical talent notoriously difficult to recruit

29 April 2015

Technical talent in India is "notoriously" difficult to access and recruit as one in two employers in the country struggle to hire such personnel, according to a survey from Monster, reports profit.ndtv.com.

According to the global job board, around 55% of the respondents said their recruitment...

Japan – JAC Recruitment reports strong revenue and profit growth

28 April 2015

Japanese staffing firm JAC Recruitment (2124: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 2.5 billion (USD 20.8 million). An increase of 13.4% compared with JPY 2.2 billion (USD 18.3 million) during the same period last year.

  Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change
Revenue ...