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Japan – Media Five reports full year revenue growth

28 July 2014

Recruitment firm Media Five Co (3824: JP) reported revenue for the full year ending 31 May 2014 of JPY 1,048 billion (USD 10.3 million), an increase of +9% compared with JPY 961 million (USD 9.4 million) the previous year.Gross profit for the year increased by +14% to JPY 384 million (USD 3.8 mil...


World – Impact of recent legislation on temporary recruitment

28 July 2014

As part of Staffing Industry Analysts’ annual survey of buyers of contingent labour, we asked temporary staffing procurement professionals about the impact of legislation on their use of temporary workers.Overall, buyers seemed mildly receptive to amendments to the Chinese Dispatch Law. However,...


Japan – Recruitment boss arrested for supplying illegal foreign workers

28 July 2014

The head of an unnamed recruitment company in the southern Japanese Hyogo Prefecture region has been arrested for illegally arranging factory jobs for foreign workers without visas, reports kyodonews.jp.  Chiyokazu Kunimoto, 51, was arrested after allegedly arranging for three Vietnames...


Singapore – Employers fined in foreign worker housing scheme

28 July 2014

Employers in Singapore have been fined by the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) for providing false information about the accommodation they provide for overseas foreign workers, reports The Strait Times.Over the past two years, an estimated 2,100 employers have been issued a warning or fined by the MoM...


World – Employer branding critical in the recruitment process

28 July 2014

Companies need to differentiate between their consumer and employer brands, and implement an effective employer brand strategy if they want to attract the right candidates and engage existing employees, according to a new report from Hudson RPO.‘How to Launch a Successful Employer Brand: Building...


Australia – New jobseeker benefits scheme met with criticism

28 July 2014

Out of work Australians will be forced to work more for their benefits, under tough new Government measures designed to get the nation's unemployed back to work, reports the Daily Mail.The Federal Government will introduce the AUD 5.1 billion (USD 4.8 billion) job placement scheme from 1 July 201...


South Africa – Adcorp to acquire the rest of Kelly Group

25 July 2014

South Africa’s largest staffing company Adcorp (ADR: SJ) yesterday released a joint statement with South African recruitment firm Kelly Group (KEL: SJ), announcing its firm intention to make an offer to acquire the remaining issued share capital of Kelly.Kelly Group is not be confused with the US...


Thailand – TopTalentAsia rebrands as en world Thailand

25 July 2014

Thailand-based executive search firm TopTalentAsia has re-launched as en world Thailand, reports China Weekly News. TopTalentAsia officially joined the Japan-based en world group in December 2013 but had retained its separate identity.In addition to the rebranding, the company has opened two new...


India – Job and salary growth forecast in the IT sector

25 July 2014

The number of jobs in India’s IT sector is expected to increase by +6% during the current financial year, compared with last year, according to R. Chandrasekhar, President of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), reports domain-b.com.At present, the IT sector empl...


Vietnam – Labour Ministry to tighten control of foreign workers

25 July 2014

Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is considering drawing up new regulations to tighten the granting of work permits to foreign workers, according to Deputy Minister of MOLISA Nguyen Thanh Hoa, reports Vietnam News Brief Service.According to the draft legisla...