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UK – Staffgroup acquired by Cordant

8 June 2015

Staffgroup, the parent company of specialist recruitment brands Eurostaff, Earthstaff, and recently launched Enginestaff, have announced that they have been acquired by multi-brand recruitment giant, Cordant Group.Last month, Staffgroup announced that it achieved revenue of £52.2 million for the...


UK – Staffing agencies often ‘piggy in the middle’ between agency workers and the NHS, says ARC Chairman

8 June 2015

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt’s comments last week on the increasing costs associated with the increased use of agency staff in the NHS are unfair, according to Adrian Marlow, Chairman of the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC).In a statement on ARC’s website, Mr Marlow outlined his vie...


UK – REC partners with Age UK to fight age discrimination in the job market

8 June 2015

With four-in-10 unemployed older workers out of work for more than a year, charity Age UK and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) have joined forces to launch a best practices protocol that aims to end age discrimination in recruitment and give older people a better chance of findi...


UK – Kelly Services appoints Country General Manager for UK and Ireland

8 June 2015

US-headquartered staffing firm Kelly Services (KELYA: NSDQ) today announced that Karen Colfer has been promoted to Vice President and Country General Manager of the company's operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland.Ms Colfer is relocating back to England from Australia where she managed Kell...


UK – Temporary billings rise for 25 consecutive months

5 June 2015

Permanent placements across the UK continued to rise in May, however the rate of expansion eased to a four-month low. This mirrored an easing in the growth of available vacancies for permanent staff, with the latest increase the slowed in 2015 so far, according to the Report on Jobs from the Recr...


Europe – Adecco climbs the rankings of the Best Workplaces in Europe 2015

5 June 2015

Adecco Group, the largest staffing firm in the world, climbed to 13th in the top 25 Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe list released yesterday. The group advanced 6 places compared to 2014, when Adecco first entered the rankings and is the only staffing firm to appear in the top 25.The listi...


Finland – Recruiters struggling as jobseekers reluctant to relocate

5 June 2015

Despite rising unemployment, Finns are reluctant to relocate to take up even high paying jobs, according to staffing firm boss Tom Kaisla, reports yle.fi.While there are differences between areas and sectors, Mr Kaisla said that his company is finding it difficult to find qualified individuals wi...


Netherlands – Recruit Holdings acquires Dutch online beauty marketplace

5 June 2015

Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings today announced that it has fully acquired Dutch online hair and beauty marketplace Treatwell Holdings. The acquisition was made by UK-headquartered Recruit subsidiary Hotsping Ventures, which was itself acquired by Recruit in May 2015.As well as being one...


UK – London set for a decade of job growth as finance and technology hiring to soar

4 June 2015

Booming finance and technology hiring will help create 145,000 new jobs in central London over the next decade in a sustained bounce-back from the financial crisis, according to a study from the City of London Corporation, reports Cityam.com.The ‘Square Mile’, as London’s financial district is al...


UK – Mobile job app Zoek reaping the rewards of heavy advertising investment

4 June 2015

Since launching in London three months ago, new mobile job search app Zoek (the Dutch word for search), which connects recruiters to talent in real-time, has already reported some winning statistics.Specialising in matching talent with job vacancies (including temporary, permanent, part-time and...