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World – Mobile technologies drive employee efficiency

31 August 2015

A ‘C level-focused’ report from Robert Half Technology argues that improving customer experience and driving employee efficiency will be the key drivers for technology to deliver growth in their business.The paper, entitled “IT Innovation: Harnessing Technology to Attract Skilled IT Talent”, exam...


Europe – Agency work continues to strengthen

28 August 2015

Agency work in Europe continues to strengthen, with the number of hours worked by agency workers increasing by 7.8% in July 2015, compared with the same month last year. This marks the second strongest rise since mid-2011, according to the Agency Work Business Indicator (AWBI) from Eurociett, the...


France – Slight uptick in temporary employment growth

28 August 2015

Temporary employment in France increased by 2.6% in July 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to figures from Prism’Emploi, the French Association of Employment Agencies.This follows growth of 1.6% in June, 6% in May, and 2.7% in April.The Construction sector was, once again, t...


Ireland – Recruitment sector has rebounded significantly since the recession

28 August 2015

Despite the appeal of LinkedIn and in-house recruitment, business is reportedly booming for Irish recruitment agencies, reports The Irish Times.The recruitment sector slumped by as much as 70% during the global recession but, with the economy getting back on track and more people returning to the...


France – Demand for professionals, manager and executives strengthens

28 August 2015

There was greater demand for professionals, managers, and executive across France in July 2015 than during the same month last year, according to a survey from APEC, the Association for the Employment of Professionals, Managers, and Executives (Association Pour l’Emploi des Cadres).The APEC Index...


World – Hays reports full-year revenue and profit growth

27 August 2015

International recruitment firm Hays (HAS: LSE) today reported revenue of £3.8 billion for the year ending 30 June 2015, an increase of 9% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis compared with £3.7 billion during the previous year.    FY 2015 FY 2014 Change LFL Revenue £3...


Sweden – Wise Group achieves strong profit growth

27 August 2015

Swedish staffing firm Wise Group (WISE: SS) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of SEK 157.3 million (€16.3 million), an increase of 17.6% compared with SEK 133.7 million (€13.9 million) during the same quarter last year.    Q2 2015 Q2 2014 Change...


UK – InterQuest’s CFO announces resignation

27 August 2015

Specialist technology recruitment firm InterQuest Group (ITQ: AIM) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Michael Joyce has tendered his resignation. Mr Joyce has worked with the company for 11 years and is departing to take up a role at a private business.The Board has commenced a process...


UK – Nakama Group appoints CEO

27 August 2015

Recruitment consultancy Nakama Group (NAK: AIM), today announced the appointment of Rob Sheffield as Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect.Mr Sheffield jointly established Nakama Ltd in London and its subsidiaries in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and Hong Kong with Paul Goodship in 20...


Belgium – Temporary staffing growth strengthens in July after June slowdown

26 August 2015

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in Belgium increased by 7.3% in July 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.This follows increases of 9.7% in April, 16.6% in May, and 4.4% in June com...