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Japan – Outsourcing posts positive full year results

13 February 2014

Japanese staffing firm Outsourcing Inc. (2427: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2013 of JPY 47.4 billion (USD 462.4 million), an increase of +12.6% compared with JPY 42.1 billion (USD 410.7 million) in 2012.The company achieved an operating income of JPY 1.2 billion (USD 11.7...


Australia – SEEK reports positive job ad numbers amid record unemployment

13 February 2014

The latest figures from Australian job board SEEK Limited (SEK: ASX), show that the labour market is seeing a continuation of the more positive trends that were observed in late 2013. However, the positive announcement from SEEK comes at the same time the Australian Bureau of Statistics reve...


Colombia – Labour minister denounces labour market middlemen

13 February 2014

Colombia’s Minister of Labour, Rafael Pardo, has denounced labour market intermediaries for charging job applicants placement fees, a practice that is illegal in Colombia, reports portafolio.co.Minister Pardo made the announcement in the city of Villavicencio, situated 45 miles south-east of the...


Brazil – Seasonal temporary work thriving

13 February 2014

There were 297,000 temporary jobs in Brazil during 2013, according to research by Sindeprestem (Trade Union of Outsourced and Temporary Employment Services for São Paulo) and Fenaserhtt (Trade Union of Human Resources, Temporary Work and Outsourcing Companies).Temporary workers were predominately...


Australia – Demand for digital skills up +10%

13 February 2014

The shift to digital by corporate and government organisations has increased demand for web-based skills by more than +10% in the past three months, according to staffing industry sources, reports theaustralian.com.au.Peoplebank’s new ICT Job Index released yesterday shows overall hiring has decl...


Solomon Islands – Education policy focuses on labour market demand

13 February 2014

The new draft policy on government funded scholarships will shift the focus on training towards preparing Solomon Islanders for jobs that are in demand in the labour market, reports solomontimes.com.The new policy, which will become effective this year, is a result of a review of the Tertiary Edu...


India – Outsourcing Inc. buys majority stake in Alp Consulting

12 February 2014

Japanese staffing firm Outsourcing Inc. has bought a majority stake in Bangalore-based recruitment firm Alp Consulting, as it seeks to increase its reach in the fast-growing Indian employment market, reports economictimes.indiatimes.com.Outsourcing is believed to have paid USD 5 million for a 51%...


Japan – Salary outlook bleak compared with SE Asia

12 February 2014

With the notable exception of Japan, workers across south-east Asia can expect salary increases this year, according to an annual survey by recruitment firm Hays, of more than 2,600 employers in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, reports businessweek.com.“Asia remains a hotbed...


Singapore – Money is not the top motivator for jobseekers

12 February 2014

A survey conducted by global recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley shows overwhelmingly that career progression is the main motivation for people leaving a job. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of respondents cited this, a long way ahead of basic salary at 12%.However, a significant number cited a very...


Singapore – Women more likely to advance in larger companies

12 February 2014

Female workers in Singapore are more likely to advance their careers at a similar rate to their male colleagues if they work for a large company than if they work for a small one, according to a global survey conducted by recruitment company Robert Half. The survey found that 52% of HR manag...