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Europe – EU leaders and social partners stress need to create more and better jobs

24 October 2014

EU leaders and social partners agreed yesterday on the urgent need to stimulate investment and create more jobs in order to meet the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the EU's long-term growth and jobs plan.During the Tripartite Social Summit, ahead of the European Council, workers' and emp...


UK – REC wins recruitment apprenticeships bid

24 October 2014

The government has awarded the right to set future apprenticeship standards for the recruitment industry to a group of companies brought together by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).Following the Richard Review into the future of apprenticeships, the government launched plans fo...


France – Synergie reports strong international revenue growth in Q3

23 October 2014

French recruitment firm Synergie (SDG: PAR) reported revenue of €444.8 million for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +9.5% compared with €406.4 million during the same period last year.Revenue derived from France in Q3 2014 rose by +6.4% to €238.5 million, up from €224.2...


Germany – Amadeus FiRe reports Q3 growth despite slowing economy

23 October 2014

German recruitment firm Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD: GR) reported revenue of €43.8 million for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +17% compared with €37.4 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +16.6% to €19.8 million, up from €17 million in...


Sweden – Swedish healthcare staffing boosts NGS Group’s Q3 results

23 October 2014

Swedish healthcare and education staffing firm NGS Group (NGS: SS) reported revenue of SEK 122.4 million (€13.3million) for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +5.3% from SEK 116.2 million (€12.6 million) a year ago.The company achieved operating profit growth of +12.8%, ri...


UK – Technology barriers killing companies’ candidate experience

23 October 2014

Employers spend a good deal of time and money on building a candidate experience that will keep their talent pipelines well-stocked, but how much of that investment is hindered by their own technology - or lack thereof? A new CareerBuilder study explores five major technology-related barriers tha...


World - Despite solid Q3 revenue growth, ManpowerGroup’s Q4 forecast tempered

22 October 2014

ManpowerGroup (MAN: NYSE), the third largest staffing firm in the world, reported revenue of USD 5.4 billion for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014. An increase of +4.6% in constant currency from USD 5.2 billion during the same period last year.In their second quarter financial statement,...


World - Robert Half reports double-digit revenue growth across all businesses

22 October 2014

Robert Half (RHI: NYSE), the US-based international professional staffing firm, yesterday reported revenue of USD 1.2 billion for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014. An increase of +13.9% compared with USD 1.1 billion compared with the same period last year.Gross profit for the period ros...


UK - Staffing sector leaders share best practice on gender diversity

22 October 2014

While Facebook and Apple offer to freeze eggs for female employees in an attempt to attract more women on to their staff, staffing firms such as SThree and Page Group believe mentoring and flexibility are the keys to achieving better gender diversity within their organisations.Apple, in its diver...


UK – Drivers most in demand and toughest to find as Christmas approaches

22 October 2014

Drivers are crucial to Christmas for most businesses but finding enough with the right qualifications is becoming a huge recruitment headache for employers, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).Difficulty sourcing drivers, however, is...