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Sweden – Poolia doubles regional market share with acquisition

12 May 2015

Swedish staffing firm Poolia (POOLB: SS) yesterday announced that it has fully acquired Malmö-based staffing company Joblink Norden, which achieved revenue of approximately SEK 40 million (€4.3 million) last year.Joblink operates primarily in the IT, technology, and finance sectors, which is expe...


Belgium – ASAP HR Group to acquire Ritmo

12 May 2015

Belgian staffing, payroll, and outplacement firm ASAP HR Group has agreed to acquire Antwerp-based recruitment firm Ritmo. The acquisition, which must first be approved by the Competition Commission, will add 20 new offices to ASAP’s existing network of 60, making it one of the largest staffing s...


Portugal – Associations merge to create single representative body for staffing and HR services

12 May 2015

The Portuguese Association of Private Employment Sector Companies (APESPE) and the National Association of Human Resources Companies (ANERH) merged today; creating APESPE-RH, a single representative body for Portugal’s staffing and HR companies.Following the merger, the new association will be th...


Denmark – Jobindex achieves strong Q1 revenue and earnings growth

11 May 2015

Danish job board Jobindex (JOBNDX: CPH) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of DKK 63 million (€8.5 million), an increase of 33.1% (16% on an organic basis) compared with DKK 47.5 million (€6.4 million) during the same period last year.   Q1 2015 Q1 2014...


Total Talent Management – Organisations really don’t understand their non-employed workers

11 May 2015

Organisations use a wide variety of worker types to get work done; including, but not limited to, employees, temporary workers, contractors, volunteers, and even robots. But few of these organisations seem to understand the true make-up of their organisations, and how best to engage and motivate...


UK – Multi-sector recruiter Major Recruitment Group announces acquisition

11 May 2015

Yorkshire-based Major Recruitment Group has completed the acquisition of Torus Recruitment in a deal that is expected to take the group’s annual revenue above £30 million, reports bdaily.co.uk.Torus, which generates annual revenue of approximately £6 million, specialises in heavy engineering, gen...


Scotland – Parity Professionals announces contract win

11 May 2015

Parity Professionals, the recruitment and learning and development division of information and marketing technology recruitment firm Parity Group, announced today that it has been awarded a place on two four-year Frameworks to support the Scottish Government and wider Public Sector. Parity P...


UK – Temporary billings growth eases to six-month low, as permanent placements accelerate

8 May 2015

Temporary billings increased further in April 2015, but the latest rise was the weakest in six months, with demand for temporary/contract staff at its least marked since January, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).In contrast, the number...


UK – Staffing Industry reacts to General Election result

8 May 2015

With Prime Minister David Cameron cancelling the removal vans following a more straight-forward-than-expected election result, the staffing industry has reacted to the news that the UK is set for five more years of Conservative rule. Kevin Green, Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employ...


World – Improvement initiatives weigh on Monster’s results

8 May 2015

Global job board Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of USD 183.7 million, an increase of 3% in constant currency (CC) compared with last year.     Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change CC Revenue USD 18...