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UK – Average earnings to rise slowly in 2014 and accelerate slightly in 2015

4 September 2014

The UK’s economic recovery is on solid ground, but growth will even-out in the second half of 2014 and into next year, according to the latest economic forecast from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).Following the recent period of acceleration, growth is expected to stabilise in the sec...


UK – Former Dragon still accepting applications for recruitment start-up funding

4 September 2014

Former Dragons’ Den investor James Caan has announced that his venture capital company Recruitment Entrepreneur is accepting applications from entrepreneurs wanting to start or grow a recruitment business of scale.Still in its first year of trading, Recruitment Entrepreneur has already invested o...


World – Ciett disappointed with OECD Employment Outlook view on agency work

4 September 2014

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) has expressed its disappointment at comments in the latest Employment Outlook report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), stating that the report fails to appreciate the stepping-stone functio...


France – Growth in temporary staffing not indicative of recovery

3 September 2014

Temporary employment across France increased by +2.4% in July, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the French Association of Employment Agencies, Prism’Emploi.The level of temporary employment in France had declined steadily over the past two years and is...


Scotland – Oil and gas recruiter’s revenue grows through global expansion

3 September 2014

Aberdeen-based oil and gas recruiter OPS Global announced revenue for the year-end 2014 of £21 million, an increase of +7% from £19.6 million last year, reports The Aberdeen Business News.The company, with offices in Australia and Dubai, will be driving further growth of its recruitment capabilit...


UK – IT recruitment continues its rapid recovery

3 September 2014

IT recruitment across the UK grew by +7.4% in 2013, compared with the previous year, according to a new study from market intelligence provider Key Note, providing encouraging evidence that the slowdown in IT recruitment that stretched over 2008-2009 is well and truly over.The IT recruitment sect...


UK – Twitter trumps Facebook among recruiters and candidates

3 September 2014

Twitter has overtaken Facebook as the preferred recruitment network for candidates and recruiters in the UK, according to a report from Bullhorn, a provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software to the recruitment industry.Bullhorn’s Global Social Recruiting Activity Report, which re...


UK – Contingent recruitment platform Elevate Direct secures funding

3 September 2014

London-based contingent recruitment platform Elevate Direct announced that they have raised a further USD 1.3 million (£785,584) from new and existing investors to accelerate their expansion to Asia and the US, and drive product development.Dan Collier, CEO of Elevate Direct, commented: “Approxim...


Wales – Underemployment on the rise

3 September 2014

Underemployment in Wales has increased by +21% since 2010, according to new analysis published by the Wales Trade Union Congress (TUC), reports The Western Mail. Since 2010, the number of people who are unemployed has fallen by 35,000, while the number of those who are underemployed has risen by...


Ireland – CPL reports record full year revenue and gross profit

2 September 2014

Irish recruitment firm CPL Resources (CPL: ID) reported revenue for the year ending 30 June 2014 of €369.3 million, an increase of +12% from €330.8 million a year ago.Gross profit for the period rose by +12% to €54.7 million, up from €48.8 million last year. Operating profit for the year was €14....