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UK - Businesses could face +5% increase in pay costs due to AWR

29 September 2011

UK businesses could face a +5% increase in annual pay costs as a result of major new regulations that come into force this Saturday 1 October 2011.
Specialist recruitment consultant Reed carried out in-depth analysis of 30 companies and 30,000 agency workers across 1,300 roles to assess the impact...

Sweden - Economic trend index falls

29 September 2011

The Economic Trend Index fell three points in September 2011 and has thus declined around 15 points over the past four months. It is currently below the average, indicating weaker than normal growth in the Swedish economy at present, according to the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER).


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 helpdesk,...

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 up by...

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 Pounds in...

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 (NFI)...

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 such as...

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 for agency...

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 employment...

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, Swissstaffing...