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UK – Networkers International’s profits hamstrung by challenging conditions

15 September 2014

International recruitment company Networkers International (NWKI: AIM) reported revenue of £81.1 million for the six months ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +2.1% compared with £79.4 million a year ago.Gross profit for the period fell by -6.1% to £13.8 million, down from £14.7 million last yea...


UK – Bond International Software reports strong operating profit growth

15 September 2014

Bond International Software (BDI: LSE), a provider of software to the recruitment industry, reported revenue of £18.4 million for the six months ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +8% compared with £17 million last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +5% to £15.9 million, up from £15.1 mill...


UK – Matchtech renews one contract and secures another

15 September 2014

Engineering and professional services recruitment firm Matchtech (MTEC: LSE) announced that it has renewed its Master Vendor agreement to provide contract staff to engineering and environmental consultancy firm, Ricardo, for a further three years.Matchtech has also been awarded the Neutral Vendor...


Scotland – Temporary and permanent job candidates in increasingly short supply

15 September 2014

Scotland’s labour market continued going from strength-to-strength in August, with the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs indicating further marked gains in placements during the month, as well as strong pay growth amid rising demand for staff.The latest data, however, also showed the most ma...


Serbia – Eurociett and UNI Europa support discussion on temporary agency work

15 September 2014

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) and trade union UNI Europa, last week organised a roundtable event to promote social dialogue in the temporary agency work sector in Serbia.Financially supported by the European Commission, the meeting brought together Serbian...


UK – Strong international profit growth boosts SThree

12 September 2014

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) reported gross profit of £55.1 million during the third quarter ending 31 August 2014, an increase of +18% in constant currency compared with £49.8 million last year.Gross profit derived from contract recruitment rose by +28% in constant currency...


Europe – Commission urges EU countries to implement new ILO Protocol on forced labour

12 September 2014

The European Commission proposed to the EU Council of Ministers that Member States should be authorised to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) new Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, reports ec.europa.eu.The Protocol, together with a complementary Recommendation, was adopted...


Europe – Lack of qualification recognition hampering cross-border jobseekers

12 September 2014

More than half (56%) of EU citizens believe that their qualifications would be recognised across the European Union. However, 6% of those who tried to work or study in another Member State were unable to do so as their qualifications were not recognised, according to the “European Area of Skills...


Germany – A tenth of under 25s have no professional qualifications

12 September 2014

A tenth (10.4%) of Germans between the ages of 18 and 24 do not have a university or professional qualification and are not currently taking part in any training or further education, according to figures from the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis), reports personaldienstleister.de.Compared wit...


France – Synergie reports strong domestic and international growth

11 September 2014

French recruitment firm Synergie SA (SDG: PAR) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of €793.9 million, an increase of +11.9%, in constant currency, compared with €703.6 million during the same period last year.Operating income for the period rose by +52% to €33.4 million, up fr...