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Webinar – The new competitive advantage – organisational readiness enabled by talent

4 March 2014

The new competitive advantage has changed and is now all about organisational readiness; being able to quickly adapt to, and take advantage of, the rapid changes that are occurring in the world of work is key if a business is to get a step ahead of its rivals and stay there.  Talent Acq...


UK – Robert Walters reports growth despite weak Asia Pacific

3 March 2014

International recruitment firm Robert Walters (RWA: LSE) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2013 of £597.7 million, an increase of +7% in constant currency compared with £567.8 million in 2012.The company reported a gross profit of £199.2 million, equating to an organic rise of +8%...


Denmark – Jobindex acquires two more firms

3 March 2014

Danish job board Jobindex (JOBNDX: CPH) announced today the acquisition of the Danish arm of international job board StepStone and its sister company it-jobbank. Both companies are currently owned by the German multimedia company Axel Springer.Financial details of the transactions were not releas...


France – Temporary workers occupy recruitment firms in protest

3 March 2014

Several recruitment offices across France were occupied by temporary workers in protest against potential changes that would reduce the rights of temporary workers to unemployment insurance once their assignment had been completed, reports lentreprise.lexpress.fr.In total more than 100 temporary...


Europe – Agency work numbers growing

3 March 2014

For the third consecutive month there has been positive growth in the number of hours worked by agency workers in Europe, according to the latest figures from the Agency Work Business Indicator from Eurociett (European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies).The average number of hours work...


Northern Ireland – Region is top for Hays recruitment firm

3 March 2014

Northern Ireland was the best-performing UK region for recruitment firm Hays during the last six months of 2013, according to the company’s recent financial statement, reports The Belfast Telegraph.Paul Venables, Finance Director of the recruitment firm, said net fees had increased by +45% i...


Netherlands – Brunel’s results buoyed by Energy business

28 February 2014

Dutch recruitment firm Brunel International (BRNL: NL) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2013 of €339.6 million, an increase of +4% (+11% in constant currency) from €326.1 million last year. The company achieved gross profit growth of +9% from €58.4 million in Q4 2012 to...


Netherlands – USG People optimistic despite losses

28 February 2014

Dutch staffing firm USG People (USG: NL) reported revenue of €580.4 million for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2013, a fall of -2.4% from €594.7 million a year ago. The company reported a gross profit of €128.7 million during the quarter, a year-on-year increase of +3.4% from €124.5 millio...


France – Temporary market recovery is lagging

28 February 2014

Temporary employment fell nationally by -2.7% during January 2014, compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures from the French Association of Employment Agencies, Prism’Emploi.Despite the positive numbers reported by the association in recent months, the number of temporary workers...


Belgium – Rise in temporary blue collar hours but white collar hours fall

28 February 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in Belgium in January rose by +2.9% compared with a year ago. This equates to a month-on-month increase of +0.5% compared with December 2013, continuing the recent improvement noted in the Belgian staffing market.Data from the Belgian Federation of...