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Japan – Why do people change their careers?

20 February 2012

Career development, a pay rise and a better a work/life balance are the main reasons employees cite when making a mid-career change, according to a study by the global recruitment firm Hays Japan.  

The survey found that 33% of those who had made a mid-career change in the last 12 months primarily...


Sweden – Staffing firm Resurs Bemanning results affected by “turmoil” in the world

17 February 2012

Resurs Bemanning (RES B:STO) the Sweden-based employment agency group saw Q4 revenues down -23.3% to €3.69 million (32.5 million SEK) from €4.8 million (42.3 million SEK) in 2010.  The company also reported a loss in operating profit, which was down to -€190,000 (-1.7 million SEK) from previously...


Sweden – Staffing firm Wise Group reports “continued growth”

17 February 2012

Wise Group AB (WISE:STO) today published its annual and fourth-quarter results, reporting “continued growth and good profitability” as revenue increased by +80% to €8.5 million (75.3 million SEK) from €4.76 million (41.9 million SEK). Operating profit went up to €1.15 million (10.2 million...


UK – Harvey Nash results to be “ahead of expectations”

17 February 2012

The professional services group Harvey Nash (HVN:LSE) today announced that its results for the full year ended 31 January 2012 are expected to be ahead of expectations. The firm also reported that it intends to  recommend an increase in its final dividend of circa 10%.

The company stated that unaudited...


Sweden – Net Jobs career site reports increase in revenue in fourth quarter

17 February 2012

Net Jobs Group (NJOB:STO), a Sweden-based career website with a heavy presence in the Nordic countries, has increased its revenue in the fourth quarter of 2011 by +5% to €1.1 million (10.05 million SEK) from €1.07 million (9.5 million SEK) in the corresponding quarter last year. However, operating...


Europe – How recruiters use private details about candidates

17 February 2012

Recruiters increasingly seek information on prospective job candidates on social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Viadeo as well as Facebook. Robert Half conducted a survey of 2000 recruiters in nine European countries, in order to understand how they manage private or compromising information about...


Europe – German employment figures strong but Dutch market strained

17 February 2012

For Germany and the Netherlands, which respectively make up the third and fourth largest staffing market in Europe according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ research, employment and unemployment figures have been published which give a good indication of how the market might the develop in the future....


World – Salaries stable in Japan but skills shortage proves challenging

17 February 2012

The global recruitment firm Hays has published its salary guide for Japan, one of the largest staffing markets in the world, and has found some surprising results as salary increases will remain “negligible” this year:

  • 61% of employers in Japan gave a salary increase of less than 3% last year...


UK – IT recruitment firm InterQuest announces new COO

17 February 2012

The specialist IT recruitment firm InterQuest Group plc (AIM: ITQ.L), today announced the appointment to the Board of Gary Goldsmith as Chief Operating Officer, with immediate effect.

Mr. Goldsmith has worked as a senior business Director in the UK and European recruitment industry. He joined  Sthree...


The Netherlands – Randstad sees gradual slowdown in Europe

16 February 2012

The world’s second largest staffing firm, Randstad (RAND:AEX), announced its annual and fourth-quarter results, reporting a gradual slowdown in Europe as the debt crisis hit the market although the company performed strongly in North America.

The firm also announced a net loss of €16.5 million against...