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Netherlands – Payroll Select announces two acquisitions

23 July 2014

Dutch payroll and temporary staffing firm Payroll Select announced that it made two acquisition on 1 July 2014; Zember a payroll and back office services company and Meesterhulp (Master Help) a payroll and staffing company specialising in the education sector.Financial details of the acquisitions...


UK – Government employment services company to be partly privatised

23 July 2014

Remploy, a Government-owned company that provides specialist employment services for people with disabilities and health conditions, is to be partly privatised, according to Employment Minister Esther McVey.She announced a "significant stake" would be offered for sale to investors, resu...


UK – Growing skills shortages could hamper jobs boom

23 July 2014

Employers are twice as confident about the economy as they were this time last year and many intend to take on more staff in coming months. However, this jobs boom could be at risk from growing skills shortages, according to July’s JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederat...


World – ManpowerGroup’s Q2 results boosted by recovering Europe

22 July 2014

The third largest staffing company in the world, ManpowerGroup (MAN: NYSE) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014 of USD 5.3 billion, an increase of +3.7% in constant currency, compared with USD 5 billion last year.The company achieved gross profit in Q2 2014 of USD 897.3 mil...


UK – Hydrogen forecasts lower net fee income in H1

22 July 2014

In a mid-year trading statement released today, recruitment firm Hydrogen Group (HYDG: AIM) announced that, while underlying levels of activity in terms of vacancies and interviews have been strong, the group has experienced delay in the conversion of activity into placements and net fee income (...


UK – Rethink Group trading in line with expectations

22 July 2014

Talent managements and recruitment services provider Rethink Group (RTG: AIM) announced that, for the six months ending 30 June 2014, the company is trading in line with expectations.Net fee income (NFI) from continuing operations increased by +4% during the six months to the end of June, year-on...


UK – Recruiters among companies with fastest growing international sales

22 July 2014

Recruitment firms have been listed among some of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing international sales by the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The league table ranks the 200 companies according to growth in international sales over the last two years.Ian Stuart, Head...


UK – Demand for interim managers rising

22 July 2014

Following reports that interim and contractor jobs are diving the jobs recovery, the latest survey from the Interim Management Association (IMA) revealed that the demand for interim managers increased by +15 percentage points (pp) during Q1 2014, compared with Q4 2013.The number of inquiries from...


Denmark – Jobindex upgrades full year forecast again

21 July 2014

For the second time this year Danish job board Jobindex AS (JOBND: CPH) has upwardly revised its earnings forecast for the year, following a strong performance during the first half of the year.The company reported revenue during the six month period of more than DKK 100 million (€13.4 million),...


Scotland – Permanent candidate numbers plummet as salary inflation hits record high

21 July 2014

June’s Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs showed further tightening of conditions in Scotland’s labour market. Salary inflation was pushed to its highest level in the survey’s history, as a result of strong demand for staff and a record drop in permanent candidate availability.Increased vacancies he...