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UK – Strong contract staffing growth boosts gross profit at SThree

12 June 2015

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) reported gross profit for the six months ending 31 May 2015 of £110.5 million. An increase of 14% in constant currency (CC) compared with £100.9 million during the same period last year.The strongest increase in gross profit was reported by the co...


Germany – ManpowerGroup acquires 7S Group

12 June 2015

ManpowerGroup Germany today announced that it has acquired rival German staffing firm 7S Group. According to the company’s statement, the acquisition is a strategically important step on the company’s way to becoming the leading workforce solutions provider with specialist and industry-based solu...


UK – RPO firm MBA acquires two London-based recruitment firms

12 June 2015

UK RPO service provider MBA has acquired a controlling interest in two London-based recruitment firms, Exsurgo and HB Resourcing. The investments were led by MBA’s Chief Executive Officer, Matt Burton, who will assume management responsibility for both companies.MBA is part of Invest|R Group, &nb...


UK – London job numbers rise

12 June 2015

There were 13% more jobs in London during May 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor. Month-on-month figures showed a decrease in both professional opportunities (down 20%) and in professionals seeking to change job (down 14%). ...


Germany – Temporary employment agencies set to hire

11 June 2015

The outlook for Germany’s temporary employment agencies is brighter following reports that companies are optimistic about business prospects in the coming months, according to the latest figures from the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).Rising labour costs and skills shortages are...


UK – Traditional recruitment methods trump word of mouth and referrals

11 June 2015

Whilst nearly two-in-five (39%) companies plan to ramp up hiring in the second half of 2015, new research from Robert Half UK reveals that HR directors still favour traditional methods of recruitment, such as job postings or enlisting a recruitment consultancy, over referrals and w...


UK – APSCo short-listed for trade association awards

11 June 2015

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has been shortlisted for three awards by the Trade Association Forum (TAF), including “Trade Association of the Year”.Now in their thirteenth year, the Trade Association Forum’s Best Practice Awards provide a platform for members to showc...


World – Fred van Haasteren awarded honorary presidency of Ciett

11 June 2015

Fred van Haasteren, former president of the International Confederation of Private Employment Services (Ciett), was awarded the title of Honorary President of Ciett at the company’s General Assembly last month.The title reflects the gratitude of the Ciett Board and all Ciett members for his servi...


France – Uptick in temporary worker numbers in April

10 June 2015

The number of temporary workers in France increased by 2.4% in April 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from French job centre Pôle Emploi. Compared with March 2015, the number of temporary workers increased by 2.3% to 605,200.  The year-on-year grow...


Spain – Rise in temporary contracts boosts employment figures

10 June 2015

Employment in Spain increased by 3.5%, while unemployment decreased by 7.5%, during April 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Asempleo, the country’s largest association of private employment agencies.The results surpassed Asempleo’s expectations and...