Australia-based recruitment giant Seek posted strong revenue growth in the six months through December, despite weak economic conditions in almost all of the company’s key markets. However, profits slipped 24% to $75.6 million AUD ($49.8 million U.S.).
The Finish government has launched multi-agency recruitment site Jobs.workinfinland.fi. It aggregates job offers that don’t require Finnish skills, serving employers and job seekers alike.
A different type of recruitment site is beginning to come of age, due to a model that improves the outcomes for talent and employers by “flipping” the recruitment process.
CareerBuilder’s private equity owners are continuing the business of “parting out” the company, selling off another significant piece of the pie.
Hamburg-based New Work SE, the operator of professional network Xing, has appointed Robert Bertschinger as its new managing director in Switzerland.
Japanese recruitment firm En-Japan Inc. has acquired job site operator Brocante in a share exchange deal worth 600 million yen ($5.5 million U.S.). Brocante operates Freelance Start, one of the largest freelance recruitment platforms in Japan.
Saramin.co.kr, the biggest recruitment marketplace in South Korea, has introduced an AI-powered resume screening tool to help job-seekers understand the strengths and weaknesses of their profiles.
Polish media company Agora has lowered the valuation of its recruitment site GoldenLine.pl for the second year in a row. The company said the impact of this valuation write-down would be about PLN 6.5 million ($1.7 million U.S.) in Q4 of FY2019.
JobSync, a recruitment startup that allows job seekers to fill out applications on the website of their choice, has named David Bernstein as VP of partnerships and industry relations.
A non-profit tech group has launched a job board to connect employers and workers in the quickly growing field of cloud computing.
Saudi Arabia-based job board Sabbar.com has secured $1.5 million U.S. in a seed round led by Dubai-based early-stage investment platform VentureSouq.
Estonian job matching app MeetFrank.com has raised €1.5 million ($1.7 million U.S.) in an investment round led by Karma.vc, Enern VC, Change Ventures, and Hummingbird.
Amsterdam-based Avedon Capital Partners has sold off Dutch human resources and jobs company Olympia via a management buy-back supported by Morgan Stanley.