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UK – RTC Group announces strong profit growth

24 July 2014

Blue and white-collar staffing company RTC Group (RTC: LSE) announced revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £25.3 million, an increase of +8% compared with £23.4 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period increased to £5 million, up by +15% from £4.4 million...


UK – Recruitment sector IT outsourcer Kamanchi acquired by cloud computing company

24 July 2014

Kamanchi Limited, a specialist IT outsourcer and Hosted Desktop provider to the recruitment sector, has been acquired by Nasstar, a provider of Hosted Desktop cloud computing, for a total consideration of £2.5 million.Of the £2.5 million consideration, £1.5 million will be payable in cash, and £1...


UK – Row over intermediaries’ legislation sparks concern among contractors

24 July 2014

A sudden increase in demand for their services has been attributed by ClearSky Contractor Accounting to the fresh controversy over the use of “off-payroll” arrangements within the National Health Service (NHS).An investigation by Monitor, the body that regulates health services in England, found...


UK – August is the best month for tech employers to recruit

24 July 2014

With senior staff on holiday and potential candidates out of the country at first glance it may appear that August is the worst time of year to try to hire new staff. However, research from specialist IT recruiter, Randstad Technologies, suggests the opposite.An analysis of the ratio of jobseeker...


UK – Capita reports half year growth

23 July 2014

Capita (CPI: LSE) the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services announced revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £2.7 billion, an increase of +11% in constant currency compared with £1.8 billion last year.The company achieved gross profit of £...


UK – Staffline announces H1 growth and contract win

23 July 2014

Nottingham-based recruitment firm Staffline (STAF: LSE) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £208.1 million, an increase of +11.1% compared with £187.2 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +23.8% to £23.7 million, up from £19.2 million...


UK – Penna Consulting’s growth exceeds expectations

23 July 2014

International human resources consulting group Penna Consulting (PNA: LSE), in its trading update released today, announced that growth in revenue and profits before tax (PBT) for the first quarter of the financial year (April to June 2014) materially exceeded their management’s expectations.Reve...


Netherlands – Payroll Select announces two acquisitions

23 July 2014

Dutch payroll and temporary staffing firm Payroll Select announced that it made two acquisition on 1 July 2014; Zember a payroll and back office services company and Meesterhulp (Master Help) a payroll and staffing company specialising in the education sector.Financial details of the acquisitions...


UK – Government employment services company to be partly privatised

23 July 2014

Remploy, a Government-owned company that provides specialist employment services for people with disabilities and health conditions, is to be partly privatised, according to Employment Minister Esther McVey.She announced a "significant stake" would be offered for sale to investors, resu...


UK – Growing skills shortages could hamper jobs boom

23 July 2014

Employers are twice as confident about the economy as they were this time last year and many intend to take on more staff in coming months. However, this jobs boom could be at risk from growing skills shortages, according to July’s JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederat...