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World – Monster announces job cuts following tough Q4

11 February 2015

Global job board Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue of USD 186.2 million for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, a decrease of 6.3% compared with USD 198.7 million during the same period last year. 

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Australia – Transport, logistics, and supply chain recruiter acquires New Zealand rival

11 February 2015

Privately owned Australian recruitment company Labourforce Impex Personnel has completed the acquisition of similarly named New Zealand-based transport, logistics, and supply chain recruiter Impex Personnel.

Impex Personnel New Zealand places jobseekers in freight forwarding, logistics, supply chain,...

Hong Kong – 2014 a steady year for recruitment and 2015 to be more of the same, says ambition

11 February 2015

Last year was a steady, rather than a spectacular, year in recruitment in Hong Kong, according to Australian-headquartered recruitment firm ambition. This year promises to be more of the same, although it could be derailed by any number of economic or political issues.

Hong Kong’s safe haven status,...

India – Online hiring gaining momentum in January

11 February 2015

Online hiring activity in India increased by 11% in January 2015 compared with the previous month, with the IT/Telecoms sector leading the demand, according to the latest RecruiteX report from job board TimesJobs.com.

January marks the first time since 2012 that online hiring has increased for three consecutive...

World – Global employment and recruitment industry grew nearly 10% in 2013

10 February 2015

The global employment and recruitment industry grew by 9.6% in 2013 (counting the number of agency workers employed), according to the 2015 Economic Report from the International Confederation of Private Employment Services (Ciett).

The sector, which recorded €415 billion in annual global sales revenue...

India – Companies should hard sell themselves to attract the right talent, says Randstad CEO

10 February 2015

With companies finally showing signs of growth, hiring across India is expected to pick up, resulting in a surge in demand for talent, according to the Times of India

Speaking with the newspaper, Jacques van den Broek, global CEO of recruitment firm Randstad, is bullish about hiring but warned...

Australia – Drop in oil & gas wages may benefit the industry

10 February 2015

The average wage for Australian oil & gas sector professionals decreased by nearly 20% to USD 132,000, down from USD 165,000 last year, according to a survey from recruitment firm Hays, reports abc.net.au.

The low oil price, currently around USD 49 a barrel, has had a fairly immediate impact on the...

South Africa – Extremely inflexible labour market hampering economic growth

10 February 2015

Bold action is needed to address the problems facing South Africa’s labour market, according to Edward Parker, Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for ratings agency Fitch, reports cnbcafrica.com.

He told CNBC: “One of the reasons why unemployment is so high in South Africa...

South Africa – Adcorp forecasts full year earnings growth

9 February 2015

Adcorp (ADR: JSE), South Africa’s largest staffing firm, on Friday advised that the group expects an improvement of at least 20% in both headline earnings per share (HEPS) and earnings per share (EPS) for the year ending 28 February 2015.

EPS is calculated as the portion of a company’s profit allocated...

Australia – Job adverts up for eighth consecutive month

9 February 2015

There were 13.6% more jobs advertised in Australia during January 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from ANZ Bank’s job ads survey. The latest rise marks the eight consecutive monthly increase in job ads compared with last year and the strongest increase in...