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UK – Counter-offers “too-little, too-late”, say tech professionals

27 January 2015

Counter-offers are becoming increasingly common in the IT and Technology industry, as employers battling a talent drought desperately try to hold onto talented staff. But most Tech employees see them as “too-little, too-late”.When asked, more than a fifth (21%) of Tech and IT professionals respon...


UK – Flexibility in the labour market is key to economic growth, says CBI

27 January 2015

This year half of British businesses expect to create jobs and grow their workforce in every part of the UK, with permanent jobs created at a faster rate than part-time positions, according to Dianne Sharp, Regional Director North East for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), writing in t...


UK – SThree reports strong growth in international and contract recruitment

26 January 2015

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) reported revenue of £746.9 million for the year ending 30 November 2014, an increase of 20.8% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis compared with £634.3 million for the year ending 1 December 2013.    2014 2013 % Change (LFL) R...


UK – Spencer Ogden reports revenue growth and acquisition ambitions

26 January 2015

Spencer Ogden, a recruitment firm specialising in the energy sector, reported annual sales of £77 million in 2014, an increase of 53% compared with last year, according to The Telegraph.Net fee income for the year rose by 41% to £28 million, with the company making 50% more job placements than du...


Switzerland - Adecco CEO confident company can hit 2015 margin target

26 January 2015

Despite sluggish economic growth in the euro zone, Reuters reports that, in an interview with Swiss newspaper, Sonntags Zeitung, yesterday Adecco Chief Executive Patrick De Maeseneire said: "I am still confident that we will achieve the 5.5% earnings before interest, tax and amortisatio...


UK – RTC Group releases positive trading update

26 January 2015

Blue and white-collar staffing company RTC Group (RTC: LSE) announced today that it expects revenue for the year ended 31 December 2014 will be broadly in line with current market expectations, with profit before tax expected to be marginally ahead of expectations.Bill Douie, Chairman of RTC Grou...


UK – Businesses need to do more to attract older workers

26 January 2015

UK businesses need to improve the way they advertise jobs and provide training opportunities in order to attract older workers, according to the results of a survey issued by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).  Employers were asked to identify the most important change busin...


Europe – French and Swiss markets drag down European temp staffing growth

23 January 2015

The number of hours worked by agency workers across Europe increased by 1.9% in November 2014, compared with the same period last year, according to Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies.Despite the increase in the number of hours worked, the latest figures reveal a...


UK – Ending temporary worker tax relief could endanger temporary workforce, says ARC

23 January 2015

For more than a year the recruitment industry has been waiting to see what the department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has up its sleeve to replace agency regulation. There is concern, however, that Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) proposals, specifically aimed at ending tem...


UK - Recruitment sector must evolve or risk becoming irrelevant to clients

23 January 2015

Recruitment consultancies must evolve into strategic talent management partners if they are to remain applicable to client demands, according to recruitment firm the Rethink Group.The specialist recruitment and talent management firm has argued that the predominant existing model where agencies l...