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UK – Department of Health reportedly looking to sell NHS Professionals

21 October 2014

The Department of Health (DoH) is reportedly reviewing its options for state-owned staffing agency NHS Professionals, with Minister exploring the sale of the main supplier of temporary staff to the NHS, reports Sky News. A formal decision to sell NHS Professionals, which has an estimated 40,...


UK – InterQuest reviewing sale and merger options

21 October 2014

Specialist IT staffing firm InterQuest Group (ITQ: AIM) today announced that it is launching a review of the options open to the company to maximise value for shareholders; including a potential sale of the company.The company's focus on specialist niche recruitment services has delivered signifi...


Sweden – Uniflex to raise prices to return to growth following disappointing Q3

21 October 2014

Swedish staffing firm Uniflex AB (UFLXB: SS) yesterday reported revenue of SEK 301.9 million (€32.9 million) for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, a decrease of -16% compared with SEK 359.5 million (€39.1 million) during the same period last year.The company reported an operating profit...


Netherlands – Flexpoint acquires Trace

21 October 2014

Dutch HR services provider Flexpoint Holding BV will more than double in size following its majority stake acquisition of Belgian temporary staffing and outplacement firm Trace, which has 12 offices in the predominately French speaking Wallonia-region.After several years of difficulty, the acquis...


Bulgaria – Employment agency director decries inefficient job schemes

21 October 2014

The Executive Director of Bulgaria’s Employment Agency, Asen Angelov, has decried the inefficiency of labour market policies, saying that they have remained unchanged for over eight years and only had a temporary effect on the labour market, reports novinite.com. Mr Angelov explained that ne...


UK – APSCo award winners announced

21 October 2014

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) yesterday announced the winners of its annual awards, which recognise and celebrate achievements in professional recruitment.Commenting on this year’s awards, Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo said: “As the only awards in the recruitmen...


UK - Are you the best staffing company to work for?

21 October 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ annual Best Staffing Firms to Work For award is now an international programme and is accepting nominations until the 28 November 2014 for staffing firms in the United Kingdom, as well as in North America.We invite you to become part of this gold standard in staffing b...


Scotland – Robust increases in staff placements and pay in September

20 October 2014

There were robust increases in both permanent appointments and temporary billings across Scotland during September, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Bank of Scotland. The rates of growth, however, eased further from their respective recent highs.There remained strong upward pressur...


Ireland – Employees in Qatar say their rights are being restricted

20 October 2014

Irish and British workers employed by an Irish company in Qatar have claimed that their freedom to leave the country is being restricted because of their employer's policies, reports The Irish Times. The employees said that their employer; Sepam Group, an international engineering procuremen...


UK – Small businesses hiring for a digital boost

20 October 2014

Small businesses across the UK have placed marketing, and social media experts at the top of their hiring wish list, according to a recent survey from Everline, the digital lender for small businesses.The survey of 500 small business owners saw marketing professionals take the number one spot or...