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UK – Gap Personnel acquires majority stake in Personell Solutions Group

19 February 2015

Specialist blue-collar recruitment firm the gap personnel group, have acquired a majority stake in Essex-based recruitment agency Personell Solutions Group (misspelled on purpose).Founded in 2003 by Malcolm Elson, the agency supplies staffing solutions to multiple industries; including industrial...


Sweden – Proffice’s results benefit from restructure

18 February 2015

Swedish staffing firm Proffice (PROEB: SS) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of SEK 1.07 billion (€112.3 million), an increase of 1% compared with SEK 1.06 billion (€111.1 million) during the same period last year.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change...


Sweden – Poolia’s strong international growth hamstrung by tough domestic market

18 February 2015

Swedish staffing firm Poolia (POOLB: SS) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of SEK 179.2 million (€18.8 million), a decrease of 1.6% compared with SEK 182.2 million (€19.1 million) during the same period last year.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change...


UK – IQNavigator announces strategic alliance with Elevate

18 February 2015

IQNavigator, an independent provider of non-employee workforce management solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Elevate, a UK-based direct sourcing platform with innovative technology that helps clients source, hire and manage their contractor workforce.Through the alliance, joi...


Sweden – Unpaid job trials are exploitative and akin to slavery, says Union

18 February 2015

Asking people to participate in unpaid job trials before they are offered employment is a ruthless way to exploit them and the practice should be banned, according to Leif Håkansson of Swedish labour union IF Metall, reports The Gothenburg Post.Mr Håkansson, in his article, lamented the fact that...


Italy – Gi Group announces growth and expansion ambitions

17 February 2015

Despite a relatively static global economy and no significant changes in OECD unemployment rates, 2014 proved a successful year for Italian staffing company Gi Group.The multi-national company, with a network of 500 branches, reported revenue growth of 18% to just under €1.4 billion in 2014, comp...


Netherlands – Staffing industry growth continues into 2015

17 February 2015

There were 11% more hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands during the first four weeks of 2015 (5th-30th January/period one), compared with the same four week period in 2015, according to the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU).Sales during period one also rose by 11% comp...


Netherlands – DPA sells minority stake in ICT Automatisering

17 February 2015

Dutch staffing firm DPA Group (DPA: NL) has sold its 20.4% stake in Dutch technology company ICT Automatisering. The move follows protracted attempts by the staffing company to agree a merger deal with the company.DPA Group acquired the 20.4% in the company for approximately €8.3 million (€4.60 p...


Scotland – Job market shows signs of cooling

17 February 2015

January’s Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs indicated a cooling in Scotland’s jobs market at the start of the year, with growth of permanent appointments slowing and temporary billings down from the previous month.Growth of staff pay moderated from recent highs, while demand for staff also increase...


Denmark – Jobindex reports strong growth in Q4 revenue and earnings

16 February 2015

Danish job board Jobindex (JOBNDX: DC) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of DKK 60.1 million (€8.1 million), an increase of 52.5% compared with DKK 39.4 million (€5.3 million) during the same period last year.On an organic basis, Jobindex achieved revenue growth of 2...