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UK – Executive search firms announce merger

16 June 2015

UK-based executive search firms The Curzon Partnership and Trinitas Search Partners have merged to form CurzonTrinitas. The new company will bring together two executive search businesses with expertise in the fields of Energy, Infrastructure, and Finance.Commenting on the merger, Jane Christophe...


UK – Recruitment ban imposed on non-EU skilled migrants for June

15 June 2015

Skilled workers from outside the EU are being prevented from taking up jobs in the UK after the government revealed the June limit for such workers had been reached the first time since the cap was introduced in 2011, reports relocatemagazine.com.The 'Tier 2' cap sets an annual limit of 20,700 -...


Europe – Travel time is working time for peripatetic workers

15 June 2015

Peripatetic workers, with no fixed or habitual place of work, can include the time they spend travelling between their home and their places of work as working time, according to the opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).The case stems from Spain whe...


Scotland – Growth in placements modest as candidate availability contracts sharply

15 June 2015

The number of people placed into work in Scotland increased again during May, though the rate of growth remained below the levels seen in the opening quarter of 2015 and throughout 2014, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs.The number of people placed in permanent jobs in Scotl...


UK – The class ceiling – working class candidates being excluded from top firms

15 June 2015

Young people from working-class backgrounds are being systematically excluded from jobs in top legal and accountancy firms, according to a report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.Commission chairman Alan Milburn accused firms of imposing a "poshness test" and effect...


UK – Strong contract staffing growth boosts gross profit at SThree

12 June 2015

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) reported gross profit for the six months ending 31 May 2015 of £110.5 million. An increase of 14% in constant currency (CC) compared with £100.9 million during the same period last year.The strongest increase in gross profit was reported by the co...


Germany – ManpowerGroup acquires 7S Group

12 June 2015

ManpowerGroup Germany today announced that it has acquired rival German staffing firm 7S Group. According to the company’s statement, the acquisition is a strategically important step on the company’s way to becoming the leading workforce solutions provider with specialist and industry-based solu...


UK – RPO firm MBA acquires two London-based recruitment firms

12 June 2015

UK RPO service provider MBA has acquired a controlling interest in two London-based recruitment firms, Exsurgo and HB Resourcing. The investments were led by MBA’s Chief Executive Officer, Matt Burton, who will assume management responsibility for both companies.MBA is part of Invest|R Group, &nb...


UK – London job numbers rise

12 June 2015

There were 13% more jobs in London during May 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor. Month-on-month figures showed a decrease in both professional opportunities (down 20%) and in professionals seeking to change job (down 14%). ...


Germany – Temporary employment agencies set to hire

11 June 2015

The outlook for Germany’s temporary employment agencies is brighter following reports that companies are optimistic about business prospects in the coming months, according to the latest figures from the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).Rising labour costs and skills shortages are...