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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...

Europe – Measures needed so people can continue working until they reach pension age

6 October 2015

The EU’s pension systems can be expected to deliver adequate pensions to future generations of retirees; provided strong policies that enable workers to stay in jobs until they reach the statutory pension age are pursued, according to a new report from the European Commission.

Employment policies should...

France – Synergie acquires Australian oil & gas recruiter

5 October 2015

French staffing firm Synergie (SDG: PAR) announced today that it has acquired Australian oil & gas recruitment firm B2B Engineering, via its Australian subsidiary Synaco Global Recruitment.

Established in 2000, B2B Engineering specialises in supplying white-collar professionals across Australia and...

UK – Austerity impacting public sector IT jobs, while private sector thrives

5 October 2015

IT contractors are set to benefit from continued investment in the private sector, while cuts have affected public sector demand, according to umbrella employment provider giant group.

The company’s latest analysis of its contractor database found that IT professionals believe there will be growing...

UK – Despite progress, women still underrepresented on boards

5 October 2015

Bank in the UK and Europe have the largest proportion of female board members; whilst US, China, and Japan lag behind.

The UK’s biggest banks have hit their targets for the representation of women on their boards, but bank boards globally are lagging behind, according to financial services recruitment...

Sweden – Six-hour working days increasing in popularity

5 October 2015

Those who clock up 55-hour working weeks are 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than those who maintain a 35 to 40-hour working week, according to research from University College London (UCL).

With this in mind, Sweden seems to be slowly moving towards a standard six-hour working day, with some businesses...

UK – Work Group delays results publication again

2 October 2015

UK-based recruitment firm Work Group (WORK: AIM) this week advised that the company has made the decision not to publish its interim results for the six months ending 30 June 2015 until the results of the strategic review have been concluded and the audited results for the year ended 31 December 2014...