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Australia – HiTech announces two board changes

26 July 2013

In a brief statement released this morning, recruitment consultant HiTech Group Australia (HIT: AS), advised that company executive director and the company secretary have resigned. These announcements come after reports that the ICT recruiter expects profits to slump.Executive director Sam Hazou...


Hong Kong – Employers looking to recruit next quarter

25 July 2013

jobsDB Q2 2013 Hiring Index reveals that 59% of Hong Kong employers intend to hire staff in the coming three months. With the arrival of graduation season, 31% of employers plan to hire fresh graduates this year with 95% of them looking to recruit university graduates. In terms of industry sector...


Australia – New recruiter for engineering and technology sectors

25 July 2013

To help address skills shortage issues across Australia and New Zealand specifically with CAD software, the Central Innovation Group, has launched a specialist recruitment division, IC3D Recruitment Solutions, according to arnnet.com.au.The business will specialise in delivering technical recruit...


World – Robert Half international revenue down -7%

24 July 2013

California-based staffing firm Robert Half International (RHI: NYSE) announced that net income in the in Q2 2013 was USD 63.1 million, down by USD 8.1 million compared to  the same period last year due to a nonrecurring litigation settlement and the resolution of certain tax matters . Revenu...


Japan – Hiring strategies revised following market uncertainty

24 July 2013

Employers are revising their hiring strategies due to questions on the sustainability of Japan’s market recovery, according to the 2013 Robert Walters Half-year Market Update. While business transactions increased in 2013 as a result of the ‘Abenomics’ fiscal strategy, employers prepared for une...


Japan – Hays highlights job hotspots

24 July 2013

Accountancy, sales, and compliance professionals are in demand in Japan’s job market, as organisations invest selectively in headcount, according to Hays Japan. In its latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots list of job in demand, factors driving recruitment for organisations are the replacement of depart...


Bangladesh – Revised labour law falls short of international standard

24 July 2013

Amendments to the Bangladesh Labour Act will hopefully prove to be a first step towards fulfilling the government’s obligation to respect fully the fundamental rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining, according to a United Nation’s report.Bangladesh has ratified the Internation...


Japan – Peculiar recruitment methods hampering job market

24 July 2013

Fulltime employees in Japanese companies have no limits to their duties, their hours, or their job location; and their employers can implement change at will, according to an article on Nippon.com. Japanese employees have no right to limit their duties, refuse overtime, or decline transfers to an...


China – Employers flouting new temporary employment law

23 July 2013

Despite recent amendments to the dispatch employment law, some temporary workers in China are still being paid less than half the wages of their permanent counterparts, according to fjsen.com. The new legislation was enacted on 1 July 2013. Its purpose was to make it more difficult for employers...


China – Employment outlook weakens for H2 2013

23 July 2013

Chinese employers’ hiring intentions will weaken in the second half of 2013, according to ManpowerGroup’s Q3 2013 Employment Outlook Survey. The net employment outlook for the Chinese mainland is 12% for the third quarter of 2013, a fall of -5% compared with the same period last year.Employers’ h...