A personnel reshuffle at Seek (ASX: SEK), Australia’s No.1 employment site, has seen three new appointments to the company’s executive leadership team, including the creation of two new roles — a chief commercial officer and director of careers and learning.
Zhaopin (招聘, NYSE: ZPIN), the most popular career platform in China as measured by average daily unique visitors, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.
The results were in-line with the metronomic growth rate that the Beijing-based platform seems to manage to maintain year-to-year, now having maintained 11 consecutive quarters of growth above 20 per cent.
ASX-listed job site Seek (ASX: SEK) pushed its total revenue over the $1-billion AUD ($786 million U.S.) mark in FY2016/17 (to end-June). Roughly 40 percent of all revenue was generated in its home market of Australia, and the rest in other countries.
Sportspeople, the Australian job site focused on recruitment for the sport and fitness industry, is up for sale. The site, which launched in 1996, offers job listings, pre-employment assessments, performance appraisals, exit surveys, and also houses an education directory for training courses in the sports and fitness field.
Australian talent technology platform LiveHire (ASX: LVH) almost tripled its cash receipts in Q2 of FY2017 to $330,000 AUD from $124,000 AUD in Q2 of FY2016, but cash flow from operating activities remained in negative territory.
In Australia, the EBay-owned, general classifieds site Gumtree is preparing to take an even bigger bite out of the used-cars and jobs pie, after this week unveiling its redesigned website and mobile apps.
Two employees of Chinese recruitment platform Zhaopin (智联招聘, NYSE: ZPIN) have been found guilty of violating the data rights of the platform’s users. The employees – named only as “Shen” and “Li”, a sales representative and a customer service representative at the company – were sentenced to three years and six months and one year and six months of jail time, and fines of 300,000 RMB ($44,230 U.S.) and 50,000 RMB respectively.
A vaguely mysterious recruitment marketplace, owned by a subsidiary of Australia’s leading employment platform Seek, has been advertising on its parent company’s job site for talent to join its platform.
Acquire Learning, which went into voluntary administration last month, continued to harvest job seeker data from jobs site CareerOne site to sell education courses, despite ongoing prosecution for the same practice. Acquire Learning owns CareerOne.
Seek, Australia’s leading employment site added a new feature that allows job seekers to upload — and even make changes to — their resumes from any connected Dropbox, Google Drive or cloud storage account.