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France – Agile-1 appoints Country Manager

2 October 2015

Workforce management solutions company Agile-1 has announced the appointment of François de Yrigoyen as Country Manager to lead ICT operations in France.

In his role, Mr de Yrigoyen will be responsible for managing the company’s day-to-day operations, customer relations, and business development strategies...

France – Synergie to convert into a European company

2 October 2015

French staffing firm Synergie (SDG: PAR) has announced plans to convert from a French public limited company (société anonyme) into a European Company (Societas Europaea).

Among other things, the benefits of converting to a European Company include being more easily able transfer to, or merge with companies...

Executive Forum Europe – Join us live on Twitter

2 October 2015

Staffing industry leaders from across Europe will come together to attend Staffing Industry Analysts’ annual Executive Forum Europe Conference on the 5-7 October to be held at the Park Plaza Riverbank, London.

Using Staffing Industry Analysts’ ground-breaking research, we will be giving you a glimpse...

UK – Strengthening domestic market boosts Norman Broadbent revenue

1 October 2015

Executive search and recruitment firm Norman Broadbent (NBB: LSE) yesterday reported revenue from continuing operations for the six months ending 30 June 2015 of £4.9 million. An increase of 31% compared with £3.7 million during the same period last year.

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Germany – Actief Interim acquires ISU Group

1 October 2015

Belgian temporary staffing firm Actief Interim has acquired German temporary staffing firm ISU Group. The acquisition marks Actief’s first foray into the German market, following successful growth in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The acquisition of ISU Group, which has a strong regional presence in Baden-Württemberg,...

UK – A billion working days lost every year to multitasking

1 October 2015

As the demands of technology and social media in the workplace multiply, multitasking is becoming a bigger part of people’s jobs, according to new research from global recruiter Randstad. 

 In a poll of 2,025 British adults, 45% of respondents said they have to deal with more multitasking...

Europe – Unemployment tracking steadily downward

1 October 2015

Unemployment across the European Union was 9.5% in August 2015. Unchanged compared with the previous month, but down from 10.1% in August 2014, according to figures from Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Union.

Across the Eurozone unemployment was again stable, month-on-month, at 11%. However,...

UK – Turbulent Europe weighs on Harvey Nash results

30 September 2015

IT staffing and services provider Harvey Nash (HVN: LSE) today reported revenue for the six months ending 31 July 2015 of £337 million, an increase of 0.5% in constant currency (CC) compared with the same period last year.

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Europe – Eurociett outlines country specific recommendations

30 September 2015

Ahead of the 2016 European Semester, Eurociett (the European Confederation of Private Employment Services) has published a new position paper outlining the need for labour market reforms in some EU Member States.

According to Eurociett, well-defined labour market reforms are essential to promote economic...

Netherlands – Slight moderation in staffing market growth

30 September 2015

There were 7% more hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands during the ninth period of 2015 (17 Aug – 13 Sept), compared with the same four-week period last year, according to the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU).

Sales during the period rose by 9%, compared with last year.