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Asia Pacific – Women scarce in the boardroom

17 April 2015

Women have a far smaller presence in Asian boardrooms than in the West, according to a survey from executive search firm Korn Ferry and the National University of Singapore Business School, reports nikkei.com.

Among the 1,000 companies surveyed across 10 Asia-Pacific countries, women held an average of...

World – Troubled CTPartners reports Q4 and full year revenue growth

16 April 2015

Global retained executive search firm CTPartners (CTP: NYSE) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of USD 42.1 million, an increase of 22.7% compared with USD 34.3 million in Q4 2013.

The company had filed a form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to extend...

Australia – Healthcare and medical job adverts offsetting continuing mining and resources declines

16 April 2015

The number of new jobs advertised in Australia increased by 6.7% in March 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the SEEK Employment Index. Month-on-month, however, job adverts increased by a modest 0.2%.

Minor increases in job advert levels were recorded in South Australia (2.1%),...

Japan – Recruit invests in US-based graphic design crowdsourcing firm

16 April 2015

Recruit Strategic Partners, a subsidiary of Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings (6098: JP), has led Series B funding worth USD 10 million in San Francisco-based crowd-sourced graphic design marketplace 99designs.

According to Patrick Llewellyn, CEO of 99designs, the Recruit investment represents...

Japan – APSCo announces Tokyo trade delegation

16 April 2015

As part of its international offering that supports recruiters with their overseas expansion plans, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has announced a three-day Trade Delegation to Tokyo commencing on 8 September 2015. 

Japan is an exciting market with Staffing Industry Analysts...

Vietnam – Demand for smartphone engineers soaring

15 April 2015

Demand for smartphone engineers in Vietnam has surged, accounting for 14% of all staff requests made to recruitment firm Navigos Search during the first quarter of 2015, reports vietnamnet.vn.

Navigos Search explained that a growing number of smartphone companies have chosen Vietnam as their key manufacturing...

China - Economic dip may impact employment policy

15 April 2015

China's annual economic growth slowed to a six-year low of 7% in the first quarter of 2015 as demand stayed weak fanning expectations that authorities will roll out more policy measures to avert a sharper slowdown according to Reuters.

Chinese leaders have recently been emphasising the need to adapt to...

India - Employees calling the shots

15 April 2015

Businesses need to work harder to stand out in an employee-driven job market according to Hussain Tinwala of TeamLease Services as reported in The Hindu Business Line. “Increased competition for the best talent has resulted in power shifting to the candidates.” 

“These days, any top-end employee...

UAE – Spending high on online talent

15 April 2015

The UAE ranks fifth globally in terms of its online talent hiring spend, with companies spending AED 89.9 million ($24.5 million) in 2014 with Elance-oDesk, according to an interview with the company in Arabian Business.

“We’ve seen an increase in both client registrations and job posts by more than...

Japan – Nurse staffing business boosts Dip Corp’s full year revenue and profits

14 April 2015

Japanese staffing firm Dip Corp. (2379: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 28 February 2015 of JPY 19.5 billion (USD 162.3 million), an increase of 49.7% compared with JPY 13.1 billion (USD 108.4 million) last year. 

  2015 2014 Change
Revenue JPY 19,530.9 million ...