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UK - APSCo launches free accountancy helpdesk for members

29 September 2011

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is launching a new helpdesk which will provide free accountancy advice to APSCo members. The helpdesk will be delivered by Saffery Champness, the accountancy firm, which specialises in the recruitment sector.   The new technical hel...


UK - Morson results impacted by Strategic Defence Review

28 September 2011

Revenues were up by +11% from 221.8 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 246.3 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Morson Group Plc (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011, reveal that net fee income (NFI) was...


UK - HR Go confident despite losses

28 September 2011

Revenues were up by +18% from 40.2 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 47.4 million Pounds in H1 2011 at staffing agency HR Go (HRGO:PLU).Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that due to an increase of administrative expenses from 8.1 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 9.5 million Poun...


UK - Kellan reduces losses

28 September 2011

Revenues were down by -7.3% from 14.3 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 13.2 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Kellan Group Plc (KLN:LSE), the IT, accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that net fee income (...


UK - Assist Recruitment merges with HC Recruitment

28 September 2011

Liverpool-based commercial and industrial staffing firm Assist Recruitment has completed its merger with HC Recruitment. Both businesses will trade under the Assist Recruitment brand.   Both Assist and HC provide temporary staff to blue and white collar sectors and work with brand names suc...


UK - Royal Mail sets up its own staffing agency

28 September 2011

Royal Mail, the British Post Office, has sparked outrage by setting up its own recruitment agency, called Angard Staffing, to fill thousands of temporary jobs, The Daily Mirror newspaper reports.   Unions fear the move is a "devious ploy" to save money and get around new rights fo...


Europe - Eurociett welcomes Partnership between Employment Services

28 September 2011

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) welcomes the 'Partnership between Employment Services initiative' (PARES) launched today by DG Employment of the European Commission and encourages public employment services around Europe to start a dialogue with the private...


Switzerland - Agency employment up +18.1% y-o-y

28 September 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +8.3% in August 2011 when compared with August 2010 according to the latest Swisstemptrend published by the Swiss Union for Employment Services (Swissstaffing).Due to the strong growth of agency temporary employment during the first six months of 2011, Swisss...


UK - Worker frustration grows with slow recovery

28 September 2011

UK employees appear to be running out of patience with their organisations as they face up to Britain's fourth year of economic downturn, according to a report from Randstad, the world's second largest recruitment company. Randstad's annual World of Work research of over 200 organisations and 1,4...


Greece - ILO checks out labour standards

28 September 2011

A High Level Mission from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to Greece has finished its full week of extensive meetings with all relevant actors of the country's labour market.The mandate of the mission arose from complaints concerning the application of international conventions ratifie...