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New Zealand – Employment confidence slips

30 September 2013

New Zealand employment confidence slipped in the third quarter, ending four consecutive quarterly rises, as expectations of job opportunities fell, according to the Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index. The index dipped to 102.8 in the third quarter from 104.2 in the second quarte...


Argentina – Conference promoting employment agencies in Latin America

30 September 2013

“Private employment agencies are creating a channel toward the employment market,” said Fred Van Haasteren, President of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett), as part of the opening ceremony of the XII Latin American Congress on Private Employment Agencies.The Co...


MENA – Social networking image significant for your career

30 September 2013

Social networking activities have changed employers’ opinions of candidates, making a professional online presence more important than ever, according to the Personal Branding in the Middle East and North Africa poll conducted by job site Bayt.com.The poll has shown that managing one’s online pre...


Japan – Careerlink revenue falls in Q2

27 September 2013

Japan-based staffing firm Careerlink Co Ltd (6070: TYO) announced net sales of JPY 6.3 billion (USD 63.9 million) for the second quarter of 2013, ending 31 August, a fall of -31.6% from sales of JPY 9.2 billion (USD 93.3 million) for the same period last year.Operating income for the period fell...


Singapore – HRBoss acquires eRecruiting platform Aqayo

27 September 2013

HRBoss, an Asian human capital management (HCM) and recruiting cloud solutions provider, announced their acquisition of Singapore-based applicant tracking company, Aqayo. This is the latest in a series of recent announcements from HRBoss, including their recent corporate rebranding from HiringBos...


Australia – Jobseekers increasingly turning to recruitment agencies

27 September 2013

In order to get an edge over their competitors, jobseekers are increasingly turning to recruitment agencies to do that hard work for them, according to the Northern Territory News. There are more than 7,000 recruitment firms in Australia, working to source the best workers for jobs.In the past fi...


Australia – Future employment trends unclear

27 September 2013

Research released this week has highlighted a sharp rise in unemployment in mining exploration this year. Weaker commodity prices and negative sentiment over the so-called ‘end of the boom’ have taken their toll on pipelines for future projects, according to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.The...


Asia–Pacific – Job satisfaction directly linked to supervisors

27 September 2013

Employees in the Asia Pacific region have indicated that their direct supervisors are a key influencer when it comes to job satisfaction and engagement, according to the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI).The survey found that 68% of respondents believe their direct manager or supervisor has a s...


Singapore – Financial crisis resulted in shift to interim and contract staff

26 September 2013

It was the greatest financial crisis in recent times – a downturn so severe it set back many banks and even countries.  Now, five years after the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the dust has settled and financial services leaders in Singapore can see the upside once again.According to a surve...


China – Hiring intentions fall as efficiency savings take precedence

26 September 2013

Hiring intentions in China have declined by -1.8%, even though 51.5% of employers responded that they still intend to increase headcount this quarter, according to the latest Hudson Employment Trends report. The number of employers intending to decrease headcount increased by +6.2% to 13.2%.Lily...