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UK – Kellen Executive Chairman steps down

5 March 2015

UK recruitment firm Kellan Group (KLN: LSE) announced that Tony Reeves has stepped down with immediate effect as Executive Chairman. Richard Ward has been appointed to the Board as Executive Chairman.Tony Reeves is a staffing industry veteran having previously served as Chairman and Chi...


UK – Revenue and profits down at Hydrogen, as CEO and Finance Director depart

4 March 2015

Recruitment firm Hydrogen Group (HYDG: AIM) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of £169.4 million, a decrease of 6.7% compared with £181.6 million during 2013.    FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue £169.4 million £181.6 million -6.7% Gross...


Netherlands – Payroll revenue up and expected to grow

4 March 2015

Dutch payroll companies reported revenue growth of 4% between October and December 2014, compared with the same month last year. On an annual basis, the companies achieved growth of 4% against 2013, according to the Dutch Association of Payroll Companies (Vereniging Payroll Ondernemingen (VPO)).J...


UK – Recruitment firms face reporting challenge following legislation clarification

4 March 2015

Recruitment firms paying temporary workers on a Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) basis or paying an intermediary gross (non-PAYE payments), face a reporting challenge following Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) clarification of its onshore and offshore intermediary legislation.Under the legislati...


UK – Demand for professional talent up by more than a quarter

4 March 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have 26% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).This increase in opportunities coincides with the latest research from the Office for National Statistics...


UK – Impellam’s full-year growth boosted by acquisitions

3 March 2015

UK recruitment firm Impellam Group (IPEL: LSE) reported revenue for the 53 weeks ending 2 January 2015 of £1.3 billion, an increase of 9.7% compared with £1.2 billion during the 52 weeks ending 27 December 2013.On a like-for-like basis, excluding the impact of acquisitions made during the period...


France – DLSI’s results buoyed by international revenue

3 March 2015

French staffing firm DLSI Groupe (ALDLS: PAR), in a trading update, reported revenue of €181.0 million for the full year ending 31 December 2014, a decrease of 1.6% compared with €183.8 million the previous year. In terms of constant currency, however, the company achieved revenue growth of 3.5%...


UK – RTC Group reports full-year revenue and profit growth

3 March 2015

Blue and white-collar staffing company RTC Group (RTC: LSE) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of £50.9 million, an increase of 4.3% compared with £48.8 million in 2013.    FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue £50.9 million £48.8 million +4.3%...


Europe – EU unemployment rate continues to fall in 2015

3 March 2015

The unemployment rate across the 28 Members States of the European Union was 9.8% in January 2015, down from 9.9% in December 2014, and down from 10.6% during January 2014, according to figures from Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Union.Across the Eurozone unemployment fell to 11.2...


Czech Republic - Lugera acquires IT staffing specialist GIT Consult

2 March 2015

Slovak staffing firm Lugera announced it had acquired all the shares of the Czech IT staffing specialist GIT Consult sro, as of 18 February 2015.GIT Consult provides recruitment and staffing services focusing on IT skillsets. The company was founded in 2000 and has offices in Prague and Brno. The...