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Sweden – Uniflex extends contract with construction group

15 October 2014

Swedish staffing firm Uniflex AB (UFLXB: SS) announced that it has extended its contract with project development and construction group Skanska Sweden AB for a further two years, with a possible extension up to 2018.Under the agreement, Uniflex will be responsible for the placement of all skille...


UK – More firms in the North East using contractors

15 October 2014

The North East recruitment market has improved substantially following a challenging few years, according to a new report from contract recruitment specialists Venn Group.The latest employment trends report found that there was a +12% increase in the number of vacancies between July and September...


Netherlands – Software developers lead demand for ICT professionals

15 October 2014

Demand for ICT professionals across the Netherlands increased by +11%, during the third quarter compared with the same quarter last year. This compares with growth of +11% during the first six months of the year, compared with a year ago, according to research from Randstad subsidiary Yacht, whic...


UK – Life Science boards recruiting more women, but making slow progress towards greater diversity

15 October 2014

Research from global life sciences executive search and interim management specialists RSA, found that the number of women serving in non-executive roles on life sciences boards has jumped by +33% since 2012.While the proportion of female board members rose from 12% to 16% over the past two years...


World – PageGroup cuts full-year operating profit expectations following constrained Q3

14 October 2014

International specialist recruitment firm PageGroup (MPI: MSE) reported gross profit of £132.9 million for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +11.6% in constant currency from £126.9 million during the same quarter last year.Gross profit derived from temporary recruitment r...


UK – Matchtech reports growth following acquisition

14 October 2014

Specialist engineering and professional services recruitment firm Matchtech (MTEC: AIM) reported revenue for the year ending 31 July 2014 of £451.6 million, an increase of +10.4% from £408.9 million last year. The company’s results include niche technology recruitment business Provanis, which was...


Ireland – Historic rise in number of professional vacancies

14 October 2014

The number of professional job vacancies in Ireland increased by +29% during September 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor.Karen O’Flaherty, Chief Operations Office for Morgan McKinley, advised that this marks a historic increase...


Switzerland – CFOs optimistic about growth and looking to hire

14 October 2014

Nearly three-out-of-four Swiss Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are optimistic about the current economic environment in their home country, according to the Michael Page Global CFO Financial Leadership Barometer.The majority (73%) of Swiss CFOs are either confident or very confident about the cur...


UK – HR professionals invited to comment on management system for valuing people in organisations

14 October 2014

The UK National Standards Body, BSI, is calling on HR professionals to have their say in the development of a new management system standard for valuing people within their organisations.BS 76000, also known as the “Management System for Valuing People in Organisations  ̶ Requirements and Gu...


Global Research Update

13 October 2014

In order to streamline the number of emails you receive from Staffing Industry Analysts, we have decided to limit our research alerts to once a week. This does not mean that you will miss out on any of our content, as we will continue to include a link to research on the day it is published in ou...