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UK – Stepstone acquisition of Evenbase to be investigated

15 July 2014

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is looking at the anticipated acquisition of digital staffing group Evenbase Recruitment by job board Stepstone, reports stockmarketwire.com.The CMA is considering whether this transaction, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a r...


UK – Shareholders cautious on recruitment sector

15 July 2014

The recent performance of recruitment sector shares suggests investors believe the UK economy is not performing as strongly as anticipated and that the recovery could be more fragile than first thought, reports The Daily Telegraph.The most recent round of trading updates from companies in this ar...


Germany – Technicians and healthcare professionals needed

15 July 2014

Germany is currently lacking employees in 19 employment sectors, according to a bi-annual study of skilled worker shortages released by Germany’s Federal Employment Agency (BA), reports thelocal.de. These include jobs requiring university degrees and those that do not need an academic qualificati...


Germany – Companies seeking Spanish workers

15 July 2014

German job postings now make up 19% of all overseas positions advertised in Spain, up from 16.9% last year, according to Adecco, reports thelocal.es. The United Kingdom leapfrogged France into second position over the last twelve months and is now responsible for 10.2% of overseas job adverts.Fra...


UK – Top Interim Service Providers listed

15 July 2014

The Institute of Interim Management (IIM) has announced its ‘Top 80 Leading Interim Services Providers’ for 2014. Based on over 35,000 individual votes, the IIM listed the winning providers in four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.The IIM is the UK’s professional body for independent pro...


UK – Hays Q4 growth held back by weak Australian market

14 July 2014

On Thursday 10 July, Hays (HAS: LN) reported like for like net fee income growth of +7%  for the fourth quarter ending 30 June 2014, compared with the same period last year. The company reported growth of +8% in constant currency in net fee income derived from temporary recruitment. Permanen...


UK – SThree reports growth in all regions during H1

14 July 2014

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) reported revenue of £341.7 million for the six months ending 1 June 2014, an organic increase of +20.9% compared with £291.9 million during the same period last year.The company achieved gross profit of £100.8 million, up by +13.4% in constant cur...


Interview: Denis Pennel – The labour market will never return to pre-crisis conditions

14 July 2014

Emerging from one of the longest periods of recession in history, businesses and the staffing industry will have to accept that we will not return to pre-crisis labour market conditions, according to Denis Pennel, the Managing Director of Ciett (International Confederation of Private Employment A...


UK – APSCo and BIS unite to build a responsible payment culture

14 July 2014

At an APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing companies) Members’ event last week, Laurence Ridgway, Senior Policy Adviser at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), outlined the Government’s response to a consultation entitled “Building a Responsible Payment Culture”.The con...


UK – City jobs down in June, negatively impacted by bank holidays

14 July 2014

Job opportunities in the City increased by +10% during June 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest Morgan McKinley Employment Monitor. Compared with May, the number of jobs increased by +15%.The number of candidates fell by -21% in June, year-on-year, following four...