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UK – American private equity firms mulling offer for NES Global Talent

28 January 2015

New York-based private equity firm KKR & Co is reported to be among a group of private equity firms considering making an offer for UK oil & gas recruitment firm NES Global Talent, reports Bloomberg.NES Global Talent’s current owner, private equity firm AEA Investors, is reportedly seekin...


UK – Union calls on EU Commission to end Swedish derogation

28 January 2015

A delegation of the GMB Union has met with EU officials to urge them to close what they consider a “legal loophole” in the Agency Workers Regulations that allows companies to pay temporary workers less than permanent workers, reports The Swindon Advertiser.The dispute centres on the Swindon distr...


UK – Tough competition for agency workers in Q1 2015

28 January 2015

Fewer than half (43%) of employers plan to take on more temporary workers in the next three months, and 46% plan to increase temporary staff in the next 4-12 months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).Nearly all of the employers survey...


Belgium – Staffing industry reports full year of growth

28 January 2015

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in Belgium increased by 5.6% in December 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.The Belgian staffing market reported year-on-year growth every month du...


France – Temporary employment ends year on a low

27 January 2015

Temporary employment in France decreased by 4.1% in December 2014, compared with the same month in 2013, according to the latest figures from Prism’Emploi, the French Association of Employment Agencies.The December decline marks the sharpest year-on-year drop in temporary employment in a single m...


Denmark – Jobindex upgrades full year earnings forecast

27 January 2015

Danish job board Jobindex (JOBNDX: DC) today announced that it has upgraded its revenue and earnings forecast for the year ending 31 December 2014.The company previously forecast full-year revenue of DKK 200 million (€26.9 million), but now expects to achieve DKK 214 million (€28.7 million). Earn...


UK – Counter-offers “too-little, too-late”, say tech professionals

27 January 2015

Counter-offers are becoming increasingly common in the IT and Technology industry, as employers battling a talent drought desperately try to hold onto talented staff. But most Tech employees see them as “too-little, too-late”.When asked, more than a fifth (21%) of Tech and IT professionals respon...


UK – Flexibility in the labour market is key to economic growth, says CBI

27 January 2015

This year half of British businesses expect to create jobs and grow their workforce in every part of the UK, with permanent jobs created at a faster rate than part-time positions, according to Dianne Sharp, Regional Director North East for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), writing in t...


UK – SThree reports strong growth in international and contract recruitment

26 January 2015

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) reported revenue of £746.9 million for the year ending 30 November 2014, an increase of 20.8% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis compared with £634.3 million for the year ending 1 December 2013.    2014 2013 % Change (LFL) R...


UK – Spencer Ogden reports revenue growth and acquisition ambitions

26 January 2015

Spencer Ogden, a recruitment firm specialising in the energy sector, reported annual sales of £77 million in 2014, an increase of 53% compared with last year, according to The Telegraph.Net fee income for the year rose by 41% to £28 million, with the company making 50% more job placements than du...