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India – Financial services sector expected to add nearly 50,000 new jobs in H1 2020 (Hindu Business Line)

14 June 2019

India’s financial services sector is likely to add 47,800 new jobs in the first half of the financial year 2020 following increasing focus on lending by banks and non-banking financial companies, reports the Hindu Business Line, citing survey data from TeamLease Services. Amit Vadera, TeamLease Services...


People – Finlay James, Heidrick & Struggles, Samuel Knight

14 June 2019

UK-based technology recruitment firm Finlay James appointed Andrew MacAskill as their new Chief Commercial Officer. MacAskill will sit on the Finlay James Board and will deliver key commercial input and guidance on the future strategic direction of the Finlay James Group. In his new role, MacAskill will...


Australia – Federal Court of Australia approves Deed of Settlement for class action lawsuit against Ashley Services

13 June 2019

Labour hire firm Ashley Services Group Limited (ASH: ASX) announced today that the Federal Court of Australia approved the Deed of Settlement for the previously announced shareholder class action commenced against it.

The class action was brought by Richard John Findlay Bradgate as Trustee of the Bradgate...


Singapore – Total employment up in Q1, but job cuts rise

13 June 2019

Total employment in Singapore continued to grow in the first quarter of 2019 and at a faster pace than in Q1 2018, according to the latest Labour Market Report from the Ministry of Manpower.

The report found that total employment (excluding Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW) grew by 10,700 in 1Q 2019. This...


Australia – SEEK job ads down 6.5%, average salaries up 3.4%

13 June 2019

Australian job board SEEK’s latest employment report showed a decline of 6.5% in jobs advertised in May 2019 compared to May 2018. At the same time, the average advertised salary across Australia increased by 3.4% year-on-year.

The Education and Training industry led job ads growth with a year-on-year...


Australia – Number of filled jobs up 2.8%

13 June 2019

The total number of filled jobs in Australia grew by 2.8% over the year in the March quarter 2019, according to seasonally-adjusted figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

When compared to the previous quarter, filled jobs increased by 0.2%.
“This slowing growth in jobs echoes the weaker...


India – Go-Jek acquires AI recruitment platform AirCTO

12 June 2019

Indonesia-based ride-hailing firm Go-Jek announced that it acquired Bengaluru-based AirCTO, an Artificial Intelligence-based recruitment platform.

Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

The AirCTO team will be joining Go-Jek with immediate effect.

AirCTO, founded in 2016, uses human and...


Australia – Programmed Maintenance Services appoints new Group CEO and managing director

12 June 2019

Programmed Maintenance Services, part of Japanese recruitment firm Persol, announced that it has appointed Glenn Thompson as new Group CEO and managing director.

Thompson succeeds previous managing director Christopher Sutherland who will be retiring.

Prior to his appointment as Group CEO and managing...


South Korea – Number of temporary employees down 0.6% in May, jobless rate steady

12 June 2019

The number of temporary employees in South Korea fell to 4.95 million in May 2019, a decrease of 0.6% when compared to 4.98 million in the same period last year, according to data published from Statistics Korea.

Meanwhile the unemployment rate stood at 4.0% in May, remaining the same year-on-year. The...


Australia – Two in five workers plan to change jobs this year: Hays

12 June 2019

Two in five, or 40%, of Australians plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months, according to survey data from Hays Australia.

The survey polled 1,600 professionals and found that another 28% said they may look for a new job but were ‘unsure’ at the time of enquiry.

A lack of promotional opportunities...