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UK – Norman Broadbent reports growth, Chairman announces retirement

22 May 2015

UK-based executive search and recruitment firm Norman Broadbent (NBB: LSE) reported revenue from continuing operations for the year ending 31 December 2014 of £7.6 million, an increase of 11.4% compared with £6.8 million in 2013.    2014 2013 Change Revenue £7.6 mil...


UK – What the recruitment industry can expect from the government over the next five years

22 May 2015

The Conservatives are set to govern the country for the next five years after winning an overall majority of 12 seats (331 seats out of the 650 available).The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) has analysed what it feels the staffing and recruitment industry can expect.Three ministers...


UK – Healthcare staffing firm responds to government’s seven-day NHS pledge

22 May 2015

In his first major speech since the General Election, David Cameron outlined plans to create a "truly seven-day NHS" by extending GP opening hours. Specialist healthcare recruitment agency, MSI Group, supports these proposals but warns that staff shortages will challenge the viability o...


Germany – Immigrants boosting skilled labour force but mostly in western states

22 May 2015

The number of workers in STEM jobs (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths), known in Germany as MINT (Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaft, and Technik), is rising in Germany, thanks to immigration from other EU countries. However, companies are suffering from a latent lack of skilled...


UK – New immigration bill to crackdown on illegal foreign workers proposed

21 May 2015

Newly re-elected Prime Minister David Cameron will announce details of a new immigration bill to be included in the Queen’s speech at the State Opening of Parliament on 27 May. The bill will propose a new criminal offence of illegal working that will allow police to seize the wages of anyone empl...


UK – Staffline benefitting from new division and acquisitions

21 May 2015

Nottingham-based recruitment firm Staffline (STAF: LSE) today issued a trading update at the company’s annual general meeting.Chief Executive of the Group, Andy Hogarth, stated: “The Group has had a busy period since the release of our preliminary results in January. In particular; in April we co...


Netherlands – USG People and Dutch media group launch recruitment platform

21 May 2015

Staffing firm USG People (USG: NA) has entered into a partnership with Dutch media and publishing group Telegraaf Media Group (TMG) to better bridge the gap between supply and demand in the Dutch labour market.  The collaboration includes the launch of a labour market platform that will...


Ireland – The Andersen Partnership opens first regional office

21 May 2015

Insurance and accounting recruitment firm The Andersen Partnership has opened a new office in Dublin. The new office is the 11th the company has opened in just over five years, and the seventh outside of the company’s native Australia.Managed by long standing Andersen Partnership Director, Darrag...


UK – Temporary workers benefit as employers struggle with skills shortages

20 May 2015

Employers are turning to agency workers to enable business growth as key skills become harder to find, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).With almost all businesses (98%) reporting they have either “none” or only “a little” capacity to...


UK – Empresaria releases positive trading update, plans for growth

20 May 2015

International recruitment firm Empresaria (EMR: AIM) today held its Annual General Meeting, at which Chairman Tony Martin gave the following trading update:“The Group has made a good start to the year, delivering like-for-like growth against this period in 2014. Each of our three regions; the UK,...