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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...


UK - Advertised salaries perk up after stagnant quarter

2 March 2015

The average advertised salary grew in January, ending three months of consecutive stagnation, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk.After flatlining in Q4 2014, the average advertised salary has shown signs of improvement in January with a 0.1% month-on-month increas...


Belgium – Sharp rise in activity in January

2 March 2015

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in Belgium increased by 12.34% in January 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.The Belgian staffing market reported year-on-year growth every month d...


UK – Recruitment firm named by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to work

2 March 2015

Recruitment company Macildowie has been named one of the top 40 small companies to work for in the UK and the best recruitment firm in the East Midlands, according to the Northants Telegraph.The business, which has an office in Northampton, has been ranked 37th in The Sunday Times Best Small Comp...


Ireland – Recovery finally translating into income rise

2 March 2015

When will the two-year old turnaround in the economy be felt in people's pockets and purses, asks Dan O’brien for the Irish Independent? That question has been posed for quite some time - around kitchen tables, in offices, farms and factories and by anyone with even the most passing interest in e...


Netherlands – USG People reports improved full-year and Q4 earnings

27 February 2015

Dutch staffing company USG People (USG: NL) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of €605.1 million, an increase of 4.3% compared with €580.4 million in Q4 2013.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change Revenue €605.1 million €580.4 million +4.3%...


Netherlands – Q4 revenue up but EBIT down at Brunel International

27 February 2015

Dutch staffing firm Brunel International (BRNL: NL) reported revenue of €356.7 million during the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 5% (2% in constant currency) compared with €339.6 million a year ago.   Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change Revenue €356.7 million...


UK – Harvey Nash forecasts full year profit growth, despite strong currency headwinds

27 February 2015

UK-based staffing firm Harvey Nash (HVN: LSE), in a trading update released today, confirmed that adjusted profit before tax for the full year ending 31 January 2015 is expected to be in line with management's revised expectations.This is despite further adverse currency movements since the tradi...


France – Groupe Fed announced revenue growth and international expansion plans

27 February 2015

Private French recruitment firm Groupe Fed reported revenue of €56.6 million for the year ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 24% compared with 2013.During the second half of 2014, Groupe Fed launched Fed Engineering, a specialist engineering and technical recruitment firm, taking its number...


UK – Recruiter sentenced for falsifying doctors’ CVs

27 February 2015

A London-based recruitment consultant created fake references for foreign doctors in a “potentially dangerous” scam, in order to secure them locum jobs at British hospitals, reports The Daily Mail.Seven locum doctors were employed by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Western Sussex Hosp...