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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...


Switzerland – Job vacancies up despite economic upheaval

27 February 2015

The number of job vacancies increased by 4% between January and February 2015, despite the decision by the Swiss National Bank to stop pegging its currency to the Euro, according to the Swiss Job Index (SJI) from recruitment firm Michael Page.Following the announcement by the SNB in mid-January,...


World – Robert Walters’ full year operating profit up nearly 70%

26 February 2015

Robert Walters (RWA: LSE), the international recruitment firm, reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of £679.6 million, an increase of 13.7% (19% in constant currency (CC)) compared with £597.7 million in 2013.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change CC Revenue £679...


UK – Capita reports strong full year profit growth

26 February 2015

Capita (CPI: LSE), a provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, reported revenue for the full year ending 31 December 2014 of £4.4 billion, an increase of 12.3% from £3.9 billion in 2013.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue £4,378....


France – Temporary employment shows improvement in January

26 February 2015

After ending 2014 on a low, temporary employment rebounded somewhat in January 2015 across France, rising by 2.1% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Prism-Emploi, the French Association of Employment Agencies.The rise follows a decline of 4.1% in December...


UK – Sharp rise in zero-hours contracts

26 February 2015

Almost 700,000 people in the UK are on zero-hours contracts, equating to more than 2% of the workforce, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports The Independent.The data shows that 697,000 people were employed on a zero-hours contract in their main job b...


UK – Criticism of using overseas and agency nurses insulting, says senior health service manager

26 February 2015

The rhetoric and criticism surrounding the increasing use of overseas nurses to cope with NHS staffing shortages has been described as “insulting” by a senior health service manager, reports Nursing Times.Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of the NHS Employers organisation, said some of the lan...


UK – Hays reports record first half performance in some key countries

25 February 2015

UK-based international recruitment firm Hays (HAS: LN) reported turnover for the six months ending 31 December 2014 of £1.9 billion, an increase of 3% (7% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis) from £1.8 billion during the same period a year ago.Exchange rate movements decreased net fees and operating p...


UK – Majority of temporary workers earn more or the same as permanent counterparts, says REC

25 February 2015

A third of employers (36%) say that temporary workers earn more than they would on a permanent contract at their company, and 56% say temporary workers earn the same. Only 2% say that temporary workers earn less, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confede...