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World - Robert Half reports double-digit revenue growth across all businesses

22 October 2014

Robert Half (RHI: NYSE), the US-based international professional staffing firm, yesterday reported revenue of USD 1.2 billion for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014. An increase of +13.9% compared with USD 1.1 billion compared with the same period last year.Gross profit for the period ros...


UK - Staffing sector leaders share best practice on gender diversity

22 October 2014

While Facebook and Apple offer to freeze eggs for female employees in an attempt to attract more women on to their staff, staffing firms such as SThree and Page Group believe mentoring and flexibility are the keys to achieving better gender diversity within their organisations.Apple, in its diver...


UK – Drivers most in demand and toughest to find as Christmas approaches

22 October 2014

Drivers are crucial to Christmas for most businesses but finding enough with the right qualifications is becoming a huge recruitment headache for employers, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).Difficulty sourcing drivers, however, is...


UK – Department of Health reportedly looking to sell NHS Professionals

21 October 2014

The Department of Health (DoH) is reportedly reviewing its options for state-owned staffing agency NHS Professionals, with Minister exploring the sale of the main supplier of temporary staff to the NHS, reports Sky News. A formal decision to sell NHS Professionals, which has an estimated 40,...


UK – InterQuest reviewing sale and merger options

21 October 2014

Specialist IT staffing firm InterQuest Group (ITQ: AIM) today announced that it is launching a review of the options open to the company to maximise value for shareholders; including a potential sale of the company.The company's focus on specialist niche recruitment services has delivered signifi...


Sweden – Uniflex to raise prices to return to growth following disappointing Q3

21 October 2014

Swedish staffing firm Uniflex AB (UFLXB: SS) yesterday reported revenue of SEK 301.9 million (€32.9 million) for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, a decrease of -16% compared with SEK 359.5 million (€39.1 million) during the same period last year.The company reported an operating profit...


Netherlands – Flexpoint acquires Trace

21 October 2014

Dutch HR services provider Flexpoint Holding BV will more than double in size following its majority stake acquisition of Belgian temporary staffing and outplacement firm Trace, which has 12 offices in the predominately French speaking Wallonia-region.After several years of difficulty, the acquis...


Bulgaria – Employment agency director decries inefficient job schemes

21 October 2014

The Executive Director of Bulgaria’s Employment Agency, Asen Angelov, has decried the inefficiency of labour market policies, saying that they have remained unchanged for over eight years and only had a temporary effect on the labour market, reports novinite.com. Mr Angelov explained that ne...


UK – APSCo award winners announced

21 October 2014

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) yesterday announced the winners of its annual awards, which recognise and celebrate achievements in professional recruitment.Commenting on this year’s awards, Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo said: “As the only awards in the recruitmen...


UK - Are you the best staffing company to work for?

21 October 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ annual Best Staffing Firms to Work For award is now an international programme and is accepting nominations until the 28 November 2014 for staffing firms in the United Kingdom, as well as in North America.We invite you to become part of this gold standard in staffing b...