Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

Sweden – SJR in Scandinavia reports strong Q3 profit growth

18 November 2014

Swedish staffing firm SJR in Scandinavia AB (SJRB: SS) reported revenue for the three months ending 30 September 2014 of SEK 69.7 million (€7.5 million), an increase of +29% from SEK 54.2 million (€5.9 million) during the same period last year.The company achieved operating profit of SEK 7.2 mill...


Switzerland – Despite volatility, staffing market expected to grow

18 November 2014

The volume of temporary work decreased by -3.7% during October 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.This follows a year-on-year decline of -8.7% in September and growth of +6.8% in August.Since...


UK – Ineffective talent strategies risking future business growth

18 November 2014

While reports indicate that economic outlook in the UK is improving, a recent survey from TheJobPost has revealed that too few organisations are preparing existing staff for future growth. Such an oversight could cost businesses some of their best staff, to the detriment of the company’s competit...


Poland – Friendly recruitment practices pay dividends

18 November 2014

Almost half (46%) of candidates reported a negative impression of a business’s products or services as a result of their recruitment process, according to a survey conduction by the Coalition for Friendly Recruitment.The survey also found that although 65% of employers said they believed it was i...


UK – The Glass Ceiling – Why are women under-represented at senior levels in the staffing industry?

18 November 2014

The “Glass Ceiling” is an issue for the recruitment industry. Research shows that while the focus may be on getting women represented on the boards of companies, there is a serious shortage of women in middle management aspiring to be the leaders of tomorrow.The Female FTSE Board report 2013 indi...


Poland – Strong boost to Work Services’ revenues from acquisitions

17 November 2014

Polish contract, RPO, and outsourcing company Work Service last week reported revenue for the three months ending 30 September 2014 of PLN 488.3 million (€115.3 million), an increase of +104.4% from PLN 238.9 million (€56.4 million) last year.The company reported gross profit of PLN 54 million (€...


Ireland – CPL Resources top provider of agency staff to Health Service Executive

17 November 2014

Irish recruitment firm CPL Resources (CPL: ID) netted over €50 million in sales last year providing agency staff to the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE), earning more than €10 million more than its closest competitor, reports the Irish Independent. The €50.1 million paid to CPL Resources...


Scotland – Growth in temporary billings eases to five-month low

17 November 2014

Scotland’s labour market conditions continued to improve heading into the final quarter of the year, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs. October’s survey showed sharp and accelerated increases in permanent placements and starting salaries, partly linked to increased demand fo...


UK – Battle looming over zero-hours contracts

17 November 2014

Businesses and unions are digging in for an election-year battle over zero-hour contracts and what they mean for workers, reports cityam.com. Ed Miliband re-launched his campaign to become the next Prime Minister last week, with a new attack on zero-hours contracts and the treatment of worke...


UK – Employers going above and beyond auto enrolment pension duties

17 November 2014

Over two-thirds (68%) of employers have automatically enrolled eligible workers into a pension scheme, with many contributing significantly more to their employees’ pension pots than is legally required, according to a survey from the CIPD.The survey from the professional body for HR and people d...