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World – PageGroup reports revenue growth despite muted Australian market

5 March 2014

PageGroup (MPI: LSE) reported revenue of £1 billion for the year ending 31 December 2013, an increase of +1.2% in constant currency compared with £990 million in 2012. The company achieved a gross profit for the year of £513.9 million, an organic drop of -2.7% from £526.9 million a year ago....


UK – Interquest’s results boosted by acquisition and sale

5 March 2014

Specialist IT staffing firm Interquest Group (ITQ: AIM) reported revenue of £114.9 million for the year ending 31 December 2013, an increase of +2% compared with £112.7 million in 2012. The company achieved a gross profit of £17.4 million, a year-on-year increase of +6.1% from £16.4 million a yea...


UK – Construction and property job numbers rocket

5 March 2014

The number of new jobs available in Construction and Property has risen by +81% in the last 12 months, according to the figures released for February by job board reed.co.uk. There are now three times more vacancies being advertised in the Construction and Property sector than at the same po...


UK – Prospective employers could lose candidates if they delay

5 March 2014

When the economy is showing an upward trend, recruitment businesses experience increased demand to make placements, according to the Association of Recruitment consultancies (ARC). However, they have warned employers that increased demand may not necessarily result in securing the best candidate...


UK – Worst gangmaster withdraws appeal against licence revocation

5 March 2014

A Kent-based gangmaster, who exposed dozens of migrant workers to some of the most extreme exploitation ever reported by the Gangmasters Licencing Authority (GLA), has withdrawn its appeal against the decision to revoke its licence.Directors at DJ Houghton Catching Services maintained that they w...


France - DLSI announces growth ambitions

4 March 2014

French staffing firm DLSI SA (ALDLS: PAR) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2013 of €184 million, on par with 2012. International revenue increased during the year by +14.7% compared with 2012, as DLSI continues to focus its efforts abroad.During 2013, DLSI achieved revenue of €19....


UK – Nearly all recruiters expect increased revenue in 2014

4 March 2014

The majority (80%) of recruitment agencies met or exceeded their 2013 revenue goals and 95% expect an increase in agency revenue in 2014, according to a recent study from recruitment software provider Bullhorn.The Bullhorn 2014 UK Recruitment Trends Report, based on data from 195 recruitment agen...


UK – Calls for headhunters to publish number of women on shortlists for senior roles

4 March 2014

Executive search firms should publish data on the proportion of women on the long and shortlists that they present to employers for board and senior management positions, according to new research published today from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).The REC’s report, ‘Room at t...


Spain – Female workforce participation falls by a tenth in five years

4 March 2014

The global financial crisis has resulted in the loss of 902,800 jobs held by women, whole participation in the labour market declined by -10.6% between 2008 and 2013, according to a study released by global recruitment giant Adecco.The study, released in honour of International Women’s Day on 8 M...


Belarus – Demand for workers increasing but infrastructure needs overhauling

4 March 2014

The Belarusian labour market has started to recover but remains hampered by inefficiencies in the state-run economy, according to a recently published report by recruitment agency HeadHunter and online newspaper TUT.by, reports belarusdigest.com.According to the report, the nu...