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Australia – Firms lag in use of interim managers

4 February 2015

Australia lags behind most developed markets in the use of Interim Managers, according to Melbourne-based executive recruitment and advisory firm 1st Executive Pty Ltd. The research identifies just 0.1% of the Australian workforce as interim, compared with the UK at 3% and Belgium at 5.6%.


Singapore – Social media recruitment platform secures six-figure investment

4 February 2015

Singapore-based social media recruitment platform Job Forward, which company CEO Yoshiaki Ieda claims is the first one on the island-state, announced that it has raised a six-figure seed investment sum from COENT Venture Partners, reports techinasia.com.

The funding will be used for product...

Australia – OneShift acquires mature age job board Adage

3 February 2015

Australian job board OneShift; which specialises in one-off shifts, casual work, and permanent employment, has acquired job board Adage, which is targeted at jobseekers over the age of 45, reports businessinsider.com.au.

Adage founder Heidi Holmes won’t be staying on but has said the deal gave her a...

Australia – Rubicor forecasts net loss after tax for fifth consecutive reporting period

3 February 2015

Australian recruitment firm Rubicor Group Ltd (RUB: ASX) announced that, in the first half of the year ended 31 December 2014, the company achieved continued growth, building on the stability and momentum of the previous 18 months.

Rubicor’s board expects underlying EBITDA for the six-month period of...

Australia – Employment expectations rise for seventh consecutive quarter

3 February 2015

Despite a softer outlook for sales and earnings, employment expectations in Australia have lifted for the seventh consecutive quarter, indicating that a longer-term optimism exists among business owners, according to the Business Expectations Survey from Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of commercial...

Asia Pacific – Nakama Group announces regional management restructure

3 February 2015

UK-headquartered recruitment firm Nakama Group (AIM: NAK); which provides staff for the Web, Interactive, Digital Media, IT, and Business Change sectors, announces a change in the management structure of its Asia Pacific business.

In January 2015, Rob Sheffield, Asia Pacific Managing Director and...

Japan – Healthcare staffing provider reports strong revenue and profit growth

2 February 2015

Japanese healthcare staffing provider SMS Co Ltd (2175: JP) on Friday reported revenue growth of 22.3% to JPY 10.7 billion (USD 90.7 million) in the nine-months to 31 December 2014, up from JPY 8.7 billion (USD 74.1 million) during the same period in 2013. 

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Japan – Quick Co reports revenue and profit growth

2 February 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Quick Co Ltd (4318: JP) on Friday reported revenue of JPY 8.2 billion (USD 69.7 million) during the nine months ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 8.4% compared with JPY 7.5 billion (USD 63.8 million) compared with the same period last year. 

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Japan – Technical recruiter reports drop in revenue and profit as manufacturing sector slows

2 February 2015

Japanese technical staffing firm JTec Corp. (2479: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 31 December 2014 of JPY 2.49 billion (USD 21.2 million), a decrease of 1.7% compared with JPY 2.53 billion (USD 21.5 million) during the same period last year. 

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Middle East – Gulf Cooperation Council states mulling regional foreign worker recruitment policy

2 February 2015

A Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-wide team of senior officials has been formed to look into developing a regional policy for hiring workers, reports arabianbusiness.com.

The team was formed following a meeting of the Federation of GCC Chambers in Saudi Arabia last week and will look at ways a regional...