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Sweden – Stable revenue as Proffice announces revised strategy and new financial targets

6 May 2015

Swedish staffing firm Proffice (PROEB: SS) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of SEK 1 billion (€108.1 million), an increase of 1% compared with SEK 996 million (€106.7 million) in Q1 2015.    Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change Revenue SEK 1,009 million...


Denmark – Job market going from strength to strength

6 May 2015

The Danish labour market is going from strength to strength, with the number of new jobs advertised in a single month surpassing 20,000 for the first time since October 2008, according to the latest figures from Danish job board Jobindex.The number of jobs advertised in April 2015 was 20,700, com...


UK – Jump in job application errors ahead of election

6 May 2015

Uncertainty about the general election and slower economic growth in the first quarter have prompted an increase in mistakes and lies on job applications, according to a survey by employment screening solutions firm HireRight, reports The Telegraph.Almost two-thirds (63%) of job applications cont...


UK – Professional hiring up by a fifth despite slowdown in economic growth

5 May 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have 20% more vacancies on their books than this time last year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This annual increase has been recorded despite reports that UK economic growth slowed to 0.3% in the th...


Netherlands – Job market flexibility is permanent, says ABU Director

5 May 2015

Are flexible workers free birds or outlaws? For Jurriën Koops, Director of the Dutch Federation of Staffing Agencies (ABU) it’s somewhere in the middle. In an article by Dutch newspaper, Mr Koops spoke about the image and realities of the staffing market, reports abu.nl.“There are rough edges to...


UK – London finance vacancies rise spurred by M&A

5 May 2015

Job vacancies at London’s financial services companies jumped by 54% in April 2015, compared with the same month last year, as firms sought more dealmakers, according to recruitment firm Astbury Marsden, reports Bloomberg.com.Month-on-month, the number of job openings in London’s Canary Wharf and...


UK – Former agency workers hit out at Jaguar Land Rover

5 May 2015

Former agency workers at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) Halewood plant, near Liverpool, have hit out at the luxury car maker over its denial that hundreds of workers are being axed. The firm has reportedly strongly refuted claims that large scale layoffs of up to 700 people are taking place, reports l...


France - Freelance.com suffers declining demand

4 May 2015

French online staffing group Freelance.com (ASX: FLN.AX) reported an annual revenue of € 43.8 million for the year 2014. A slight decrease  of -2% compared with the previous year as sales suffered from declining demand in H2-2014.   2014 2013 Change Revenue €43...


Europe – Women and Southern Europe impacted by underemployment

4 May 2015

Millions of people across the EU want to work more but can’t find the extra hours.There are currently 44.1 million people working part-time in the EU while 9.8 million want to work more hours than they are given, according to Eurostat, as reported by the Prague Post.In total, this accounts for 22...


UK - Digital skills gaps holding back half of UK firms

4 May 2015

Economic growth is being put at risk due to skills gaps in the tech workforce, according to a survey of 1,600 employers by the Tech Partnership.Employer Insights revealed that 72% of large companies and 49% of smaller companies were suffering from gaps between the skills held and the skills neede...