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Belgium – Actief expands with Dutch acquisition

5 September 2014

Belgian temporary recruitment firm Actief announced that it has acquired Netherlands-based recruitment firm TiP personeelsdiensten, as part of the company’s international growth strategy.Financial details of the transaction were not released.Mark Maesen, CEO of Actief Group, commented: “Over the...


Switzerland – Jacobs family pulls out of Adecco

5 September 2014

The investment firm for the Jacobs family announced yesterday that it has sold its remaining stake in Adecco, reports Reuters. In March 2014, the Jacobs Group sold the majority of its stake in the company.Jacobs Holding, which manages the money of members of the Jacobs family, said Swiss bank Cre...


UK – Employees pick learning new skills over promotions and higher pay

5 September 2014

Over two thirds of employees haven’t had a career development discussion with their employer in the last year, and 42% feel they don’t have a clear career path available to them, according to the latest finding from the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI).The survey revealed that when given the c...


UK – Empresaria achieves strong operating profit growth

4 September 2014

International recruitment firm Empresaria Group (EMR: AIM) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £94 million, an increase of +4% in constant currency compared with the same period last year.Net fee income for the six month period, of which temporary staffing accounts for 60%,...


Europe – Germany now a more high-powered labour market than the US

4 September 2014

The unemployment rate in the US, which is scheduled to be released later this week, is expected to be a near-normal 6.1%. This compares with an average unemployment rate of 11.5% across the 18 countries in the Eurozone, reports Associated Press.However, by some measures, the argument can be made...


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...