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Japan – Revenue and gross profit up over a third at Dip Corp.

9 October 2015

Japanese staffing firm and job board Dip Corp. (2379: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 31 August 2015 of JPY 12.4 billion (USD 103.2 million), an increase of 36.7% compared with JPY 9 billion (USD 75.5 million) during the same period last year. 

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Japan – Hito revenue up following strong temporary staffing performance

9 October 2015

Japanese staffing firm Hito Communications (3654: JP) today reported revenue for year ending 31 August 2015 of JPY 26.3 billion (USD 219.5 million), an increase of 18.3% compared with JPY 22.2 billion (USD 185.5 million) during the previous year. 

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Japan – Growing female workforce surpasses America

9 October 2015

Japanese women now outpace American women in labour force participation; with 64% of working age women in Japan employed compared with 63% of American women, reports astroawani.com.

The Japanese employment rate surged in recent years, while the rate in the US declined and then stagnated. For generations,...

Singapore – Rise of the drones

9 October 2015

Singapore Post announced yesterday that it had successfully delivered a parcel via drone to one of the country’s offshore islands, reportedly a world first for a postal service, reports Yahoo.

Once the preserve of the military, civilian drones have become much more widely available and affordable. In...

World – Countries ramping up on tax evasion could spell trouble for non-compliant contractors

8 October 2015

Contractor management firm CXC Global has identified five countries that have ramped up their efforts in an attempt to reclaim billions of pounds in lost tax revenue. These changes could impact overseas professionals and contractors whose tax arrangements are not as compliant as they should be.


Australia – Ban non-competes to boost innovation and labour mobility

8 October 2015

Employment contracts that prevent employees from going to work for competitors are outdated and stifle creativity, according to Australia-based employment law specialist Paul Murphy, reports The Brisbane Times.

According to Mr Murphy, Australian white-collar employment contracts abound with restrictions...

China – Multinationals remains optimistic despite fierce competition

8 October 2015

Leaders of multinational companies are optimistic about their operations in China and expect good profitability there. However, they also anticipate that the rate of business growth will continue to slow down, according to a new study by executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

The study, "Managing...

World – AESC welcomes nine new executive search firms into membership

8 October 2015

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) announced the addition of nine executive search firms into AESC’s global membership. Their approval follows extensive reference checks, site visits, and votes by the AESC regional councils.

The new members are as follows:

Eileen Finn...

India – IT job growth set to slow

7 October 2015

The Indian IT industry may not be able to sustain its rapid growth as technology improvement will de-couple revenue growth from headcount, according to a report by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom), reports The Times of India.

The report, 'Perspective 2025', said that...

New Zealand – Huge lift in recruitment firms in Christchurch but concerns demand will slow

7 October 2015

None of the bigger staff hire companies are admitting yet to any work slowdown yet, saying they have more temporary staff on their books than ever.

One labour hire specialist, Christchurch-based Scott Brittenden, this week combined 12 recruitment branches under one brand, OneStaff, creating a national...