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Sweden – Record Q4 for Wise Group

20 February 2015

Swedish staffing company Wise Group (WISE: SS) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of SEK 163.8 million (€17.2 million), an increase of 22.5% compared with SEK 133.7 million (€14.0 million) during the same period last year.The company’s operating profit was impacted by...


Sweden – Tough Q4 tempers SJR’s full year results

20 February 2015

Earlier this week Swedish staffing company SJR in Scandinavia (SJRB: SS) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of SEK 79.0 million (€8.3 million), an increase of 12.4% compared with SEK 70.3 million (€7.4 million) during the same period last year.Operating profit for the...


Sweden – Closure of loss making businesses improves NetJobs’ Q4

20 February 2015

Swedish job board NetJobs (NJOB: STO) reported revenue of SEK 11.4 million (€1.2 million) for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 31% from SEK 8.7 million (€910,910) during the same period last year.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change Revenue SEK 11.4...


Europe – Strong Italian and Dutch markets boosting temporary staffing growth

20 February 2015

The number of hours worked by agency workers increased by 2.7% across Europe during December 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies.The latest growth marks a slight resurgence in agency work levels, after the...


World – Randstad reports solid Q4 and positive start to 2015

19 February 2015

Dutch staffing giant Randstad (RAND: NV) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of €4.5 billion, an organic increase of 3.4% compared with €4.3 billion during the same period last year.Currency effects had a positive impact on gross profit of €15.4 million in Q4 2014, com...


Switzerland – Removal of base-rate could badly impact the staffing industry

19 February 2015

The volume of temporary work in Switzerland increased by 3.9% in January 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.This growth follows a decline of 6.2% in December 2014, compared with the same mon...


Netherlands – ManpowerGroup acquires IT company

19 February 2015

Experis, a subsidiary of ManpowerGroup (MAN: US) has acquired 70% of Dutch IT company PEAK-IT , which markets itself as a business partner specialising in placing temporary workers, co-sourcing, and outsourcing.Through the acquisition ManpowerGroup hopes to further expand its position in the ICT...


UK – Gap Personnel acquires majority stake in Personell Solutions Group

19 February 2015

Specialist blue-collar recruitment firm the gap personnel group, have acquired a majority stake in Essex-based recruitment agency Personell Solutions Group (misspelled on purpose).Founded in 2003 by Malcolm Elson, the agency supplies staffing solutions to multiple industries; including industrial...


Sweden – Proffice’s results benefit from restructure

18 February 2015

Swedish staffing firm Proffice (PROEB: SS) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of SEK 1.07 billion (€112.3 million), an increase of 1% compared with SEK 1.06 billion (€111.1 million) during the same period last year.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change...


Sweden – Poolia’s strong international growth hamstrung by tough domestic market

18 February 2015

Swedish staffing firm Poolia (POOLB: SS) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of SEK 179.2 million (€18.8 million), a decrease of 1.6% compared with SEK 182.2 million (€19.1 million) during the same period last year.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change...