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China – Money can buy happiness after all

26 March 2015

Chinese professionals regard their pay level as the most important factor when it comes to measuring happiness at work, followed by the working environment and atmosphere and their relationship with colleagues, according to a new survey, reports China Daily.

The study, by the China Economy Research Institute...


Australia – Chandler MacLeod shareholders approve acquisition scheme

25 March 2015

Australian recruitment firm Chandler MacLeod (CMG: ASX) today announced that the company’s shareholders voted in favour of the Scheme arrangement that will result in Chandler MacLeod’s acquisition by RGF Staffing Melbourne two, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese recruitment juggernaut Recruit...


Tanzania – Non-citizens employment bill approved by Parliament

25 March 2015

Tanzania's Parliament has approved a labour law that require companies to satisfy to the authorities that no local person is available to do a particular job before looking to recruit foreign workers, reports allafrica.com.

The Non-Citizens Employment Regulation Bill reflects the growing resentment towards...


Indonesia – Employees highly optimistic about employment market

25 March 2015

Indonesian employees are highly optimistic about the employment market in the next 12 months, underlining the country’s positive economic performance over the last few years. Although a positive indicator of economic confidence, this is also expected to result in fairly high turnovers in the workforce,...


India – Demand for middle managers up by a tenth

25 March 2015

Demand for middle managers in India increased by 10% in February 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to Indian job board TimesJobs.com.

Vivek Madhukar, COO, TimesJobs.com, commented: “With a positive Indian economic outlook, there is great anticipation of rapid growth across industries....


Australia – Hudson’s Q2 employment trends report reflects optimistic outlook

24 March 2015

The Q2 2015 Hudson Report: Employment Trends has revealed a broadly positive outlook for the Australian jobs market, with net intentions to hire remaining strong into the second quarter of the year, reports climatecontrolnews.com.au.

Despite a slight dip compared with Q1 2015, the Hudson Report shows...


Japan – Pasona acquires Indonesian staffing and training firm

24 March 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Pasona Group (2168: JP) has announced that it will acquire 49% of the outstanding shares in Indonesian staffing firm Duta Griya Sarana (DGS). Following the acquisition, Pasona will be DGS’ largest shareholder, with the company becoming a subsidiary of Pasona.

DGS is a staffing...


Australia – Freelancer acquires Spanish freelance platform

24 March 2015

Australian freelance platform Freelancer (FLN: ASX) today announced that it has acquired the assets of Spanish job board and freelance platform Projectlinkr.com.

Projectlinkr is reported to be one of the leading online job marketplaces in Spain and one of the leading freelance platforms in Latin America....


India – Tinder for jobs acquires mobile commerce firm

24 March 2015

Super App, an Indian mobile application described as the “Tinder for jobs” enabling jobseekers and employers to swipe through candidate and company profiles, has acquired Indian technology focused mobile commerce facilitator CrunchCommerce.com, reports yourstory.com.

The deal is expected to make Mumbai-based...


Australia – Strong growth in home market offsets weak UK for Ambition Group

23 March 2015

Australian boutique recruitment firm Ambition Group (AMB: ASX) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of AUD 89.5 million (USD 69.5 million), an increase of 7.9% compared with AUD 82.9 million (USD 64.4 million) in 2013. 

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