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France – Growth in temporary worker numbers eases in March

13 May 2015

The number of temporary workers in France increased by 1.0% in March 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from French job centre Pôle Emploi. Compared with February 2015 the number of temporary workers decreased by 1.4% to 591,600.The year-on-year growth r...


Switzerland – Investor urges Adecco to rethink appointment of Dehaze as CEO

13 May 2015

US-based fund manager Artisan Partners, which owns 3.9% of global staffing giant Adecco (ADEN: VX), has called on the company’s board to change its mind over the appointment of Alain Dehaze as successor to departing CEO Patrick De Maeseneire, reports Reuters.Coinciding with publication of Adecco’...


UK – Employment hits record high

13 May 2015

The UK’s employment rate for the first quarter of 2015 has risen to 73.5%, the highest level in 17 years, up from 72.5% during the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics ONS).Unemployment has subsequently dropped to 5.5%, down from 6.8% a ye...


Netherlands – Growth in staffing market remains unbroken

12 May 2015

There were 12% more hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands during the fourth period of 2015 (29 Mar – 25 Apr), compared with the same four week period in 2014, according to the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU).Sales during period four rose by 13% compared with last year...


Sweden – Poolia doubles regional market share with acquisition

12 May 2015

Swedish staffing firm Poolia (POOLB: SS) yesterday announced that it has fully acquired Malmö-based staffing company Joblink Norden, which achieved revenue of approximately SEK 40 million (€4.3 million) last year.Joblink operates primarily in the IT, technology, and finance sectors, which is expe...


Belgium – ASAP HR Group to acquire Ritmo

12 May 2015

Belgian staffing, payroll, and outplacement firm ASAP HR Group has agreed to acquire Antwerp-based recruitment firm Ritmo. The acquisition, which must first be approved by the Competition Commission, will add 20 new offices to ASAP’s existing network of 60, making it one of the largest staffing s...


Portugal – Associations merge to create single representative body for staffing and HR services

12 May 2015

The Portuguese Association of Private Employment Sector Companies (APESPE) and the National Association of Human Resources Companies (ANERH) merged today; creating APESPE-RH, a single representative body for Portugal’s staffing and HR companies.Following the merger, the new association will be th...


Denmark – Jobindex achieves strong Q1 revenue and earnings growth

11 May 2015

Danish job board Jobindex (JOBNDX: CPH) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of DKK 63 million (€8.5 million), an increase of 33.1% (16% on an organic basis) compared with DKK 47.5 million (€6.4 million) during the same period last year.   Q1 2015 Q1 2014...


Total Talent Management – Organisations really don’t understand their non-employed workers

11 May 2015

Organisations use a wide variety of worker types to get work done; including, but not limited to, employees, temporary workers, contractors, volunteers, and even robots. But few of these organisations seem to understand the true make-up of their organisations, and how best to engage and motivate...


UK – Multi-sector recruiter Major Recruitment Group announces acquisition

11 May 2015

Yorkshire-based Major Recruitment Group has completed the acquisition of Torus Recruitment in a deal that is expected to take the group’s annual revenue above £30 million, reports bdaily.co.uk.Torus, which generates annual revenue of approximately £6 million, specialises in heavy engineering, gen...