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Netherlands – Job vacancies up by a quarter

24 July 2015

The total number of job vacancies posted online in the Netherlands increased by 26% in Q2 2015, compared with the same quarter in 2014, according to data from CV parsing and semantic search & match software provider Textkernal.There were 2.6 million job adverts posted online in the three mont...


Ireland – Two-fifths of workers reliant on “insecure contracts”, says Union boss

24 July 2015

Two out of every five workers in Ireland are reliant on “insecure contracts” meaning that the country ranks towards the bottom of a European league table when it comes to providing workers with secure employment, according to Jimmy Kelly, Secretary of trade union Unite Ireland, reports...


France – Synergie reports strong international growth, plans for acquisitions

23 July 2015

French staffing firm Synergie (SDG: PAR) reported constant currency (CC) revenue growth of 8.8% to €457.7 million during the second quarter ending 30 June 2015, up from €420.6 million during the same period last year.Revenue for the second quarter was broken down as follows:   Q2 2015...


Germany – Amadeus FiRe reports revenue growth across all business segments

23 July 2015

German staffing and training services firm Amadeus FiRe (AAD: GR) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2015 of €82.3 million, an increase of 8.9% compared with €75.5 million during the same period last year.    H1 2015 H1 2014 Change Revenue €82.5 mill...


Netherlands – Please Payroll acquires dna360

23 July 2015

Dutch payroll company Place Payroll has acquired rival firm dna360 in a bid to become one of the three largest payroll companies in the Netherlands by 2020.The acquisition will add an estimated €24 million in revenue from dna360 to Please Payroll, which achieved annual revenue of €84 million last...


UK – Education recruiters turning to Canada and Singapore to plug staffing gaps

23 July 2015

Teacher supply agencies across the UK are being forced to search as far afield as Canada and Singapore to plug school staffing gaps as a result of a shortage of fully trained recruits, reports independent.co.uk.However, strict limits on work permits have meant that up to 60 teachers recruited fro...


World – Mixed European results as Asia Pacific exceeds expectations for ManpowerGroup

22 July 2015

ManpowerGroup (MAN: NYSE), the third largest staffing firm in the world, reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of USD 4.8 billion, an increase of 6.6% in constant currency (CC) compared with the Q2 2014.  (USD) Q2 2015 Q2 2014 Change CC Revenue...


UK – Acquisitions boost Staffline’s results, as company plans for more

22 July 2015

UK staffing and employability organisation Staffline Group (STAF: LSE) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2015 of £297.2 million, an increase of 42.9% (22% on an organic basis) compared with the first half of 2014.   H1 2015 H1 2014 Change Revenue £297.2...


Germany – Temporary staffing industry reported growth throughout 2014

22 July 2015

The number of temporary workers across Germany increased by 1.1% to 823,834 during December 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Statistical Office of the Federal Employment Agency (BA).Of the 823,834 temporary workers across Germany in December 20...


UK – Three in four firms set to hire as economic conditions improve

22 July 2015

The majority (74%) of employers across the UK intend to take on permanent staff in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).This represents a recovery following a dip in hiring intentions in the last two months (62% in...