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Largest, Fastest-Growing Firm Survey Opens

28 April 2011

The annual survey to determine the lists of fastest-growing, largest and diversity staffing firms is now open. The lists are also known as “the buyers’ shopping lists” because they are distributed to client companies that use staffing services.Staffing Industry Analysts compiles and publishes lis...


Netherlands – Randstad sees strong growth in Europe tempered by margin pressure in Netherlands and UK

28 April 2011

Revenues were up by +22% from 3.04 billion Euro in Q1 2010 to 3.7 billion Euro in Q1 2011 at Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm. Interim results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2011, reveal that organic revenue growth was +17%, or +15 % per working day. The...


UK - Harvey Nash's revenues up +12%

28 April 2011

Revenues were up by +12% from 376 million Pounds in 2010 to 422 million Pounds in 2011 at staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE). Results for the year ended 31 January 2011 show that gross profit was up by +13% from 60.4 million Pounds in 2010 to 68.5 million Pounds in 2011.Operating profi...


Germany - Amadeus FiRe's EBITDA up +41.8%

28 April 2011

Revenues were up by +20.1% from 25.8 million Euro in Q1 2010 to 31 million Euro in Q1 2011 at Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD:GER), the temporary and permanent staffing group. Interim results for the three months ended 31 March 2011, reveal that gross profit was up by +30.2% from 10 million Euro in Q1 2010...


Germany - Unemployment falls to 6.5%

28 April 2011

Employment and unemployment in Germany continued their favourable trends in March 2011, according to the latest data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 40.48 million, which was over half a million more than a...


France - Unemployment falls by -0.8% month-on-month

28 April 2011

The latest data published by DARES on behalf of the official government job centres (Pôle Emploi) reveals that the number of category A (Unemployed) job seekers, in France, registered with job centres in March 2011 was down by -0.8% or -21,100 individuals to 2,680,000 compared to the previous mon...


Netherlands - ABU elects Patrick Bakker as new director

28 April 2011

The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU) has elected Patrick Bakker, CEO Adecco Group Netherlands, as a new board director. Bakker commented "ABU is hugely important for the staffing industry and we have very relevant issues on the table to discuss and resolve. The importance o...


UK - New InterQuest CEO starts today

28 April 2011

Further to the announcement of 21 March 2011, IT staffing specialist, InterQuest Group Plc (ITQ:LSE), has announced that the appointment to the board of Mark Braund as Chief Executive Officer is effective as of today.Gary Ashworth, previously joint CEO & Executive Chairman is now solely Execu...


UK - Two-thirds of in-house lawyers long for a 4-day week

28 April 2011

66% of the UK's 24,000 in-house legal professionals say they are more attracted by the prospect of a four-day week than a year ago, according to research from the specialist legal recruiter Laurence Simons.   Two-thirds say they are willing to cut their salary by a fifth and lose 16,500 Pou...


SFN Group Revenue Rises 8%

27 April 2011

First-quarter revenue at SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN) rose 8.1 percent on a year-over-year basis to $500.4 million. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based staffing company reported revenue rose in all its professional staffing segments, including: • Finance/accounting up 28.1 percent year-over-year to $44...