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.
Chinese recruitment company Zhaopin Ltd. saw its total revenue increase by 30.3 percent to RMB 493 million ($72 million U.S.) in Q3 to end-March, 2017. Revenue earned with online recruitment services increased by 23.7 percent to RMB 400 million ($58 million U.S.), the company said.
HR Tech, an accelerator program backed by Australian employment platform Seek and global recruitment firm Hudson, announced that 12 start-ups and scale-ups will take part in its inaugural 12-week program.
Seek unveiled recently its expectations for the jobs sites it owns in Latin America. We look at Catho in Brazil and OCC in Mexico.