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Switzerland – Demand for project managers up by a third

30 January 2015

The unexpected decision by Switzerland’s central bank (BNS) to scrap its cap on the Swiss franc’s exchange rate against the euro is fuelling demand for temporary workers and fixed term  project managers in the country, according to the Swiss job Index (SJI) from recruitment firm Michael Page...


Germany – Höchsmann & Company joins IIC Partners

30 January 2015

German executive search firm Höchsmann & Company KG has joined global executive search organisation IIC Partners. This marks IIC Partner’s third office location in Germany.Höchsmann & Company KG was established in 2000 and specialises in the aviation, industrial, healthcare, transportatio...


UK – Regional tech hubs challenging London’s dominance as top IT recruiter

30 January 2015

Over a quarter (28%) of the latest technology jobs are advertised outside of London, revealing the heated battle between the UK’s so-called ‘Tech Cities’, according to the Tech Cities Job Watch, a new quarterly survey from professional resourcing specialist Experis.The survey revealed that the hu...


France – Synergie reports record annual revenue in 2014

29 January 2015

French recruitment firm Synergie (SDG: PAR) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of €430.7 million, an increase of 5.1% compared with €409.9 million during the same period last year.  (€m) Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change FY 2014 FY 2013 Change I...


Ireland – CPL Resources grows H1 revenue but operating profits slip

29 January 2015

Irish recruitment firm CPL Resources (CPL: ID) reported revenue for the six months ending 31 December 2014 of €193.2 million, an increase of 4.8% compared with €184.3 million during the same period last year. (€m) H1 2015 H1 2014 Change Revenue 193.2 184.3 +4.8% G...


UK – Alexander Mann acquires specialist diversity consulting firm

29 January 2015

Alexander Mann Solutions, a provider of talent acquisition and management services, earlier this week announced the acquisition of the consulting arm of Capability Jane, a specialist diversity recruitment and flexible working consulting firm.Capability Jane’s Consulting Practice will be sepa...


France – Increase in temporary contracts in finance sector during 2014

29 January 2015

Fed Finance, the French recruitment firm specialising in the placement of finance professionals has released its employment barometer for 2014, which reviews the types of contract and recruitment patterns employers in the finance sector used during the year.The only type of contract that was used...


UK – Matchtech releases trading update, acquires Networkers International, and bids farewell to CEO

28 January 2015

Specialist engineering and professional services recruitment firm Matchtech Group (MTEC: LSE) today released a pre-close trading update for the six months ending 31 January 2015, advising that net fee income (NFI) for the first half of financial year 2015 was up 2% compared with last year. ...


UK – Staffline Group reports strong growth following acquisition

28 January 2015

Recruitment firm Staffing Group (STAF: LSE) reported revenue of £503.2 million for the year ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 20.9% from 416.2 million in 2013.    2014 2013 Change Revenue £503.2 million £416.2 million +20.9% Gross Profit £64.8...


UK – American private equity firms mulling offer for NES Global Talent

28 January 2015

New York-based private equity firm KKR & Co is reported to be among a group of private equity firms considering making an offer for UK oil & gas recruitment firm NES Global Talent, reports Bloomberg.NES Global Talent’s current owner, private equity firm AEA Investors, is reportedly seekin...