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Belgium - EU ruling should allow greater flexibility for staffing agencies

5 July 2011

In a court case between the European Commission and the Kingdom of Belgium, the European Union's Court of Justice has ruled that the Commission was right to condemn the Belgian practice of insisting on the imposition that staffing agencies in the capital Brussels are not allowed to provide any ot...


International - Antal announces alliance in China

5 July 2011

Global executive recruitment firm Antal International has announced an alliance with Beijing AG Executive Consultants Company Limited (AGEC), a domestic staffing firm based in Beijing.  Antal's Group Managing Director, Graeme Read, commented "AGEC is a credible, proven and professional...


UK - Highams' profits up considerably, seeks acquisitions

5 July 2011

Revenues were up by +20% from 7.5 million Pounds in 2010 to 9 million Pounds in 2011 at Highams Systems Services Group Plc (HSS:LSE), the recruitment consultancy and niche provider of technology, business and professional services to the insurance and financial services sectors.Preliminary result...


UK - MBO of Red Commerce backed by venture capital

5 July 2011

Venture capital firm Dunedin has acquired Red Commerce, a global supplier of SAP (Systems, Applications and Products in data processing) experts to international corporations and consultancies, in a 44 million Pounds management buyout.   Dunedin has bought the company from the original foun...


Italy - Agency employment up by +25.4%

5 July 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +25.4% in May 2011 compared with May 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).Month-on-month, the...


UK - Public and private sector pay gap widens since 2007

5 July 2011

The difference in average earnings between employees in the public and private sector has increased since 2007, according to an article published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Comparison of the two sectors is complicated because of differences in the types of job and character...


UK - HCL suspends two recruiters over allegations of misconduct

5 July 2011

Two senior recruiters at Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the beleaguered specialist health and social care staffing firm which suspended trading in its shares in January amid major financial irregularities, have been suspended pending investigations into serious misconduct allegations that will...


UK - Encourage sole traders to create jobs, says BCC

5 July 2011

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) calls upon the government to encourage the UK's sole traders to take on their first employee by exempting them from burdensome employment legislation. The findings are based on a new survey of more than 1,000 business owners, who identified new pension requ...


Are you one of the Top-100 staffing firms in the UK?

5 July 2011

 Do you believe that you are one of the Top-100 staffing firms in the UK based on your revenue? Then take part in our survey by following the link below and appear in Staffing Industry Analysts' largest staffing firms list, which is distributed to buyers of staffing services as well as inve...


UK - Staffline's full year earnings to be in line with raised expectations

4 July 2011

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry, has today issued the following trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2011:"Following the AGM announcement and Trading Update made on 19 May 2011, where the board stated that it anticipa...