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UK – New regulation on advertising jobs abroad to be enacted

12 November 2014

The proposed new regulation requiring agencies and employment businesses to advertise UK-based jobs in the UK, if they are to be advertised abroad, is one step closer following the government’s announcement that it intends to press ahead with new regulations by the end of this year.The requiremen...


Netherlands – Staffing agency blasted for lottery offering free farm workers

12 November 2014

A temporary staffing agency that specialises in placing workers from Eastern Europe has angered the Federal Dutch Labour Movement (FNV) trade union by organising a lottery for employers offering 10 free workers as the prize, reports expatrica.com. The Lugera recruitment agency; which operate...


UK – Nearly all IT contractors expect earnings to rise

12 November 2014

IT contractors expect both earnings and opportunities to increase over the next 12 months, according to an analysis by umbrella employment firm giant group. The company’s latest study found that 96% of IT contractors believe their earnings will rise over the next 12 months, an increase of +4 perc...


Ireland – Skilled workers earning minimum wage undermines future of the construction industry

12 November 2014

With jobs still at a premium across the sector, many skilled construction workers are accepting jobs at the minimum wage in order to secure work in the trade. As a result, employers are opting not to take on apprentices as they know they can get skilled workers at almost the same cost, reports Th...


World – Tough Europe hampers Hudson Global’s Q3

11 November 2014

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global (HSON: NSDQ) reported revenue for the three months ending 30 September 2014 of USD 149.3 million, an increase of +4.3% in constant currency from USD 139.3 million a year ago.Gross profit for the period rose by +8.3% in constant currency to USD 55.7 mi...


Netherlands – Acquisitions boost DPA Group’s Q3

11 November 2014

Dutch staffing firm DPA Group NV (DPA: NL) reported revenue for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014 of €20.7 million, an increase of +23.5% from €16.7 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +29.3% to €5.3 million, up from €4.1 million last year. DPA Gr...


UK – Penna Consulting reports record H1

11 November 2014

Penna Consulting (PNA: LSE) the international human resources consulting group, reported revenue of £41.1 million for the six months ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +30.5% from £31.5 million a year ago.Operating profit for the period rose by +40.2% to £2.1 million, up from £1.5 million i...


Denmark – Jobindex reports strong Q3 following acquisitions

11 November 2014

Danish job board Jobindex AS (JOBND: CPH) yesterday reported revenue of DKK 49.1 million (€6.6 million) during the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +48% compared with DKK 33.2 million (€4.5 million) a year ago.The company achieved net profit after tax of DKK 7.4 million (€99...


UK – Rethink proposes delisting and tender offer

11 November 2014

UK-based recruitment and consulting company Rethink Group (RTG: AIM) yesterday sent a circular to shareholders proposing the cancellation of trading on AIM and a tender offer for just under 35 million ordinary shares, representing approximately 30% of the company’s current issue, at £0.05 per sha...


Spain – ManpowerGroup acquires outplacement and career transition firm

11 November 2014

ManpowerGroup (MAN: US) announced that its subsidiary, Right Management Spain, has acquired Madrid-based outplacement and career transition firm UniConsult. Terms of the acquisition were not released.Through the acquisition, Right Management Spain intends to strengthen its portfolio of outplaceme...