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UK – GLA Chair re-appointed and future governance agreed

25 July 2014

The Gangmasters Licencing Authority (GLA) Chair Margaret Beels has been re-appointed to the post for a further two years and is to oversee the reform of the GLA’s governance. The announcements were made during a meeting of a Commons’ Delegated Legislation Committee last week by Karen Bradley, the...


France – Synergie reports growth and plans for more acquisitions

24 July 2014

France-based recruitment firm Synergie SA (SDG: PAR) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014 of €420.6 million, an increase of +12.1% compared with €375.2 million last year.Revenue from the French market increased during Q2 2014 by +8.1% to €231.8 million, up from €215.5 milli...


Germany – Amadeus FiRe reports growth but warns staffing market lacks momentum

24 July 2014

German recruitment firm Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD :GR) reported revenue of €75.5 million for the six months ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +10.4% compared with €68.4 million last year.The company achieved gross profit of €30.6 million during H1 2014, an increase of +10.3% from €27.7 million a yea...


UK – RTC Group announces strong profit growth

24 July 2014

Blue and white-collar staffing company RTC Group (RTC: LSE) announced revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £25.3 million, an increase of +8% compared with £23.4 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period increased to £5 million, up by +15% from £4.4 million...


UK – Recruitment sector IT outsourcer Kamanchi acquired by cloud computing company

24 July 2014

Kamanchi Limited, a specialist IT outsourcer and Hosted Desktop provider to the recruitment sector, has been acquired by Nasstar, a provider of Hosted Desktop cloud computing, for a total consideration of £2.5 million.Of the £2.5 million consideration, £1.5 million will be payable in cash, and £1...


UK – Row over intermediaries’ legislation sparks concern among contractors

24 July 2014

A sudden increase in demand for their services has been attributed by ClearSky Contractor Accounting to the fresh controversy over the use of “off-payroll” arrangements within the National Health Service (NHS).An investigation by Monitor, the body that regulates health services in England, found...


UK – August is the best month for tech employers to recruit

24 July 2014

With senior staff on holiday and potential candidates out of the country at first glance it may appear that August is the worst time of year to try to hire new staff. However, research from specialist IT recruiter, Randstad Technologies, suggests the opposite.An analysis of the ratio of jobseeker...


UK – Capita reports half year growth

23 July 2014

Capita (CPI: LSE) the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services announced revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £2.7 billion, an increase of +11% in constant currency compared with £1.8 billion last year.The company achieved gross profit of £...


UK – Staffline announces H1 growth and contract win

23 July 2014

Nottingham-based recruitment firm Staffline (STAF: LSE) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £208.1 million, an increase of +11.1% compared with £187.2 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +23.8% to £23.7 million, up from £19.2 million...


UK – Penna Consulting’s growth exceeds expectations

23 July 2014

International human resources consulting group Penna Consulting (PNA: LSE), in its trading update released today, announced that growth in revenue and profits before tax (PBT) for the first quarter of the financial year (April to June 2014) materially exceeded their management’s expectations.Reve...