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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...


Japan – Career Bank posts profit after breaking even last year

4 October 2013

Staffing company Career Bank Co (4834: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 August 2013 of JPY 1.29 billion (USD 13.2 million), an increase of +5.7% from JPY 1.22 billion (USD 12.5 million) a year ago.The company reported an operating profit for the period of JPY 29 million (USD 2...


New Zealand – Job market growth continues

4 October 2013

The New Zealand employment market is continuing to grow, according to an analysis of over 50,000 roles listed job board Trade Me Jobs. The number of job listings increased by +9.8% compared with a year ago, following on from a double digit growth in the last quarter.The Head of Trade Me Jobs, Pet...


Asia – Social media still an unknown factor in recruitment

4 October 2013

Business leaders in Asia are using social media more often as a tool for recruitment; however, some remain sceptical about the reliability of scattered information posted online to assess whether a candidate is suitable, reports the Jakarta Post.Andrew Grant, from consulting firm McKinsey & C...


South Africa – COSATU condemns IMF report

3 October 2013

The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (COSATU), which represents 2.2 million workers, is flabbergasted by the International Monetary Fund's Annual Article IV Country Report on South Africa.In their statement, COSATU says that the IMF lays the blame for the poorly performing economy of South A...


Taiwan – Government under fire for using leased employees

3 October 2013

Following criticism of the increasing number of leased employees in various government departments, which is said to be to blame for the stagnation of wages. The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration Minister Frank Huang yesterday said he would address the issue, reports the Taipei Time...