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Australia – Decline in job advertisements easing

13 January 2014

The number of jobs advertised in Australia in December 2013 continued to fall, albeit at a slower pace, according to the latest figures from the ANZ’s job advertisement survey. Since the start of 2013, the number of jobs advertised online and in newspapers fell by -9%.During December 2013, the nu...


China – Staff retention a cause for concern in 2014

13 January 2014

More than a third of professionals surveyed in Shanghai have quit a job because their workload was too heavy, according to a recent survey from recruitment firm Randstad. The primary cause of the additional workload identified by the 400+ respondents was the proliferation of smart devices.More th...


India – Recruiters remain cautious

13 January 2014

Online hiring activity in India registered growth of +5.5% during December 2013, compared with the previous month, according to the latest employment index from online job board Monster. The index, a monthly gauge of the country’s online job demand rose to 135 in December, up from 128 in November...


China – Salary growth to outpace neighbours

13 January 2014

China will remain top in terms of annual salary growth across Asia during 2014, with particularly high levels of growth expected in the hi-tech and financial sectors, according to international recruitment agency Hays, reports wantchinatimes.com.In its Asia Salary Guide 2014, the recruitment firm...


Japan – Pasona’s H1 results show improvement

10 January 2014

Recruitment firm Pasona Group Inc. (2168: JP), one of the largest staffing firms in Japan, announced revenue for the six months ending 30 November 2013 of JPY 102,619 million (USD 978.5 million), a marginal fall of -0.3% from JPY 102,976 million (USD 981.9 million) for the same period last year.T...


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...