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Australia – Job advertisements unchanged in September

8 October 2013

The level of job advertising in Australia remains quite low. In September, job ads were -15% below the same month last year and only +6% above the lowest level reached during the global financial crisis, according to the latest figures from ANZ Research.Job advertisements rose +0.2% month-on-mont...


India – Highest levels of employee commitment

8 October 2013

Workers in India are the world’s most committed with 50% of the workforce describing themselves as being totally committed to their job, according to a survey from Kelly Services. The highest levels of employee commitment following India are Indonesia (43%) and Malaysia (34%).The lowest levels of...


South America – Private employment agencies sign declaration to promote industry

7 October 2013

The representatives of the National Federations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, together with the main representatives of the Latin American confederation of Private Employment Agencies (CLETT&A) and the International Confederation of Private Employment Servi...


World – Workforce Management Software cost impacting market

7 October 2013

International market research firm Research and Markets has announced the publication of their "Global Workforce Management Software Market in the Retail Industry 2012-2016" report, reports prnewswire.co.uk.One of the key factors contributing to the Workforce Management (...


UAE – Headhunters seeking finance professionals from US and UK

7 October 2013

The UAE is looking to attract talent from top tier organisations in Europe and the UK, in hope of emulating the success of developed markets on a local basis, reports gulfbusiness.com. A survey conducted by recruiter firm Robert Half revealed that the UAE’s finance heads are also targeting expatr...


UAE – Workers encouraged to look beyond their borders for experience

7 October 2013

Human resources and recruitment professionals say that there is an increasing need for internationalisation within companies in the UAE, reports gulfnews.com. Speaking at the Talent & Career Development Conference 2013 held in Dubai last week, recruitment professionals are working together to...


Japan – Social media is key to career success

7 October 2013

For those planning to enter Japan’s jobs market, you can gain an advantage by building an online profile, according to recruitment firm Hays in Japan. Regionally, a positive social media presence is of huge value when it comes to your career success.Jonathan Sampson, Regional Director of Hays in...


South Africa – Translators have the best job, miners the worst

7 October 2013

Translators, web developers, and actuaries have the best jobs in South Africa, according to research by online recruitment search engine Adzuna. The research analysed over 2,000 job titles and scored each against 25 criteria, which included earning potential, working conditions, and job security....


Japan – Pasona Q1 growth improves outlook

4 October 2013

Recruitment firm Pasona Group Inc. (2168: TYO) reported revenue of JPY 51.21 billion (USD 525.2 million) for the first quarter ending 31 August 2013, a slight fall from revenue of JPY 51.27 billion (USD 525.8 million) for the same period last year.Despite the small drop in revenue, Pasona reporte...


Japan – S-Pool reports Q3 growth

4 October 2013

Japan-based staffing business S-Pool (2471: HS) reported revenue during the third quarter ending 31 August 2013 of JPY 3.95 billion (USD 40.5 million), up by +6.2% compared with revenue of JPY 3.7 billion (USD 37.9 million) for the same period last year.The company reported an operating income of...