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France – ILO Convention 181 on private employment agencies ratified

12 March 2015

On 3 March 2015 the French Senate voted to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) convention 181 on private employment agencies. As the lower chamber of parliament had already approved this decision six weeks ago, France now becomes the 29th country to ratify this convention th...


Germany – Crowdsourcing solutions firm partnering with mobile crowdsourcing firm

12 March 2015

German crowdsourcing solutions firm clickworker has announced that it is partnering with fellow German firm Streetspotr, a European pioneer in the field of mobile crowdsourcing. The two companies are combining their offerings for an integrated solution of mobile image capture and analytics, for i...


Free webinar – SOW & Project Services: Are Europeans late adopters?

12 March 2015

The market for services procurement solutions in Europe has not developed as quickly as in North America.During the webinar Beeline will explore the reasons behind the slow adoption of this technology, outline the differences between services procurement and staffing procurement, and show the ste...


World – Adecco’s revenue growth slows in Q4 2014, but Q1 2015 off to a better start

11 March 2015

Adecco (ADEN: VX), the world’s largest staffing firm, reported revenue of €5.17 billion for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 2% in constant currency (CC) compared with €4.98 billion in Q4 2013.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 CC Revenue €5,172 million...


World – Improved momentum in H2 boosts PageGroup’s full year

11 March 2015

International specialist recruitment firm PageGroup (MPI: LSE) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of £1 billion, an increase of 9.9% in constant currency (CC) compared with last year.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change CC Revenue £1,046.9 million £1,005....


UK – Employers recognising importance of young talent, but SMEs lagging behind

11 March 2015

The number of organisations employing young people (aged 16-24) has risen to almost eight in ten (79%), compared to less than three quarters (73%) last year, according to data from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.The report also highlights that small and medium sized...


UK – REC’s plans for older workers pledge endorsed by government advisor

11 March 2015

Responding to a report published today by Dr Ros Altmann, the government’s Business Champion for Older Workers, about the challenges faced by older workers, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) announced plans for an ‘Older Workers Pledge’.To be developed with Age UK, the country’s...


Netherlands – Acquisitions boost DPA Group’s full year results

10 March 2015

Dutch staffing firm DPA Group (DPA: NL) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of €85.8 million, an increase of 20.7% compared with €71.1 million in 2013.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue €85.8 million €71.1 million +20.7% Gross Profit €21....


UK – InterQuest’s full year revenue and profit boosted by acquisition

10 March 2015

Specialist IT staffing firm InterQuest Group (ITQ: LSE) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of £150.7 million, an increase of 31.2% from £114.9 million in 2013.    FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue £150.7 million £114.9 million +31.2% Net...


World – Job market stable despite some regional variations

10 March 2015

The Randstad Mobility Index stands at 109 points for Q1 2015, unchanged from Q4 2014, according to the staffing firm’s quarterly Workmonitor. This indicates that there has been no material change in the global average number of jobseekers who expect to find another job within six months.The mobil...