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UK – Weakest permanent placement and temporary billings growth in over two years

8 October 2015

Permanent placements continued to rise in September but the rate of expansion eased to a two-and-a-half year low, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Similarly, temporary and contract staff billings increased at the weakest pace in the current...

UK – Turnover up by nearly a fifth at ADVANCE

8 October 2015

Chester-based workforce management company ADVANCE, which supports freelancers, contractors and recruitment firms, achieved annual turnover growth of 18% to £52 million for the year ending 31 March 2015.

The company, which is targeting sales of at least £70 million for the current financial year, has...

UK – Firm fined after agency worker injured using circular saw

8 October 2015

A Northamptonshire company has been fined for breaching Health and Safety regulation after an agency worker suffered a serious hand injury when he was using a circular saw machine, reports The Northampton Chronicle.

A worker at Midlands Renewable Fuels LLP, based in Kettering, was using a Stenner vertical...

Executive Forum Europe – 2016 and Beyond: Opportunities in Global Staffing Markets

7 October 2015

Barry Asin, President of Staffing Industry Analysts, took to the stage on the second day of Executive Forum Europe to deliver a keynote on the significant trends that staffing firms need to be prepared for and what they mean in terms of market opportunity.

Using Staffing Industry Analysts’ ground-breaking...

Europe – Safe Harbour declared invalid

7 October 2015

The US Safe Harbour scheme has been declared invalid by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). According to international law firm Osborne Clarke, this decision is hugely significant for companies that rely on Safe Harbour as a simple and cost-effective legally compliant mechanism to transfer...

Europe – Next Ventures opens in the Netherlands and Germany

7 October 2015

UK-based technology recruitment firm Next Ventures is continuing its European expansion with the opening of Next Ventures BV in Amsterdam and Next Ventures GmbH in Munich.

Anasja Juinen has joined as Country Manager Netherlands, and Marc Parmentier has been appointed Country Manager Germany.

Ms Juinen...

UK – British CEOs are more international and younger

7 October 2015

British FTSE 100 CEOs come from a wider range of nationalities and have notched up more international experience compared to their counterparts in other leading economies, according to research from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

The study analysed the main characteristics of CEOs of...

Executive Forum Europe – Alain Dehaze “Towards Even Greater Success in the Staffing Industry”

6 October 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum Europe conference kicked off this morning with a keynote session from freshly appointed Adecco CEO Alain Dehaze.

In his opening keynote, “Towards Even Greater Success in the Staffing Industry”, Dehaze spoke about his company’s ongoing strategy and its...

UK – Robert Walters achieves net fee income growth in all regions

6 October 2015

International recruitment firm Robert Walters (RWA: LSE) today reported net fee income for the third quarter ending 30 September 2015 of £60.4 million, an increase of 11% in constant currency (CC) compared with £56.8 million during the same period last year.

The company operates in four primary geographies,...

UK – Heidrick & Struggles acquires London advisory boutique

6 October 2015

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles (HSII: NSDQ) yesterday announced that it has acquired Co Company, a London-based advisory boutique specialising in leadership services that accelerate organisational growth.

Tracy R Wolstencroft, President and CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, commented: “This...