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India – Antal International to offer franchise opportunities

14 April 2015

International recruitment firm Antal International is offering franchise opportunities to Indian entrepreneurs in collaboration with Franchise Bazar, the franchise and marketing arm of international franchise development consultancy Sparkleminds, reports pr.com.

Joseph Devasia, Managing Director of Antal,...

Japan – Media Five’s net income impacted by increased costs

13 April 2015

Media Five Co. (3824: JP), a Japanese software developer and provider of engineers to the IT industry, reported revenue for the nine months ending 28 February 2015 of JPY 804 million (USD 6.7 million), an increase of 4.2% compared with JPY 772 million (USD 6.4 million) during the same period last year. ...

South Africa – Misinterpretation of labour law amendments could be devastating for businesses, the workforce, and economy

13 April 2015

South Africa’s amended Labour Relations Act will have a devastating impact, not only on the national recruitment and staffing industry, but also on the economy and the country’s unemployment rate; if they continue to be interpreted by some stakeholders in a narrow light, according to KC Makhubele,...

Australia – Increased health risks for people moving in and out of temporary and insecure work

13 April 2015

People moving in and out of temporary or insecure work are at an increased risk of health problems, with new research revealing an "accumulation" effect of multiple spells of unemployment, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

The joint Australian-Swedish study tracked the experiences of more than...

India – Staffing industry is over-regulated but under supervised, says ISF Executive Director

13 April 2015

Temporary and contract agency work has been gaining in popularity across India in recent years, with increasing numbers of international staffing agencies entering the space, according to thehindubusinessline.com.

The organised temporary and contract sector, or flexible staffing as it is known in India,...

Middle East – Banking and Finance jobs boosting online hiring activity

10 April 2015

Online hiring activity across the Middle East is being driven by increased demand for banking and finance services workers in the UAE and strong general demand in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, according to the Monster Employment Index.

The index, a monthly gauge of the country’s online job demand, rose by...

Australia – Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain employment market slowing

10 April 2015

Australia’s Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain (TL&SC) employment market contracted again in March 2015, after easing in February, according to the April 2015 Labourforce Job Index compiled by specialist TL&SC recruitment company Labourforce.

Spokesperson for Labourforce, Paul McLeay, said:...

Southeast Asia – Higher salary top priority for jobseekers in 2015

10 April 2015

Jobseekers in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore all list a higher salary as their top priority in 2015, according to a survey from recruitment firm Hudson Global. 

Priority China Hong Kong Singapore
1 Higher Salary (66%) Higher Salary (69%) Higher Salary (75%) ...

New Zealand – Majority of employers to hire IT staff this year

10 April 2015

New projects and increased demand will drive recruitment this year in Auckland's information technology sector, according to Grant Burley, Director of specialist IT recruitment firm Absolute IT, reports nzherald.co.nz.

Software developers are the most sought-after staff in the IT profession in Auckland,...

Japan – Pasona reports strong growth in temporary staffing

9 April 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Pasona Group (2168: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 28 February 2015 of JPY 169.2 billion (USD 1.4 billion), an increase of 9.2% compared with JPY 154.9 billion (USD 1.3 billion) a year ago. Despite the increase in revenue, net income declined by 37.2% to JPY...