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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...


Netherlands – IT staffing firm acquired by private equity firm

10 June 2015

Dutch IT staffing and freelance firm Proud Company has been acquired by Dutch private equity firm Value8, which invests in companies in the food, healthcare, and financial services sectors.Proud Company achieved revenue of €12 million in 2014 with further growth expected this year.Value8, which i...


UK – Hays boss rated among top 25 CEOs

10 June 2015

Alistair Cox, CEO of the UK’s largest staffing firm Hays, has been listed among the top 25 CEOs in the UK, according to Glassdoor. The list recognises the 25 highest rates CEOs as determined by their UK employees.Mr Cox was ranked 15th in the list with an approval rating of 88% and was the only s...


UK – Penna reports revenue and profit growth

9 June 2015

Penna Consulting (PNA: LSE), the international human resources consulting group, today released a preliminary trading update reporting revenue growth of 22.3% to £84.4 million for the year ending 31 March 2015.    2014 2013 Change Revenue £84.4 million £69.0 mil...


World – Hiring pace to be uneven, with marginally slower momentum in Q3

9 June 2015

Third quarter hiring expectations are mostly positive in 40 of the 42 countries and territories included in the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q3 2015. Although most forecasts indicate payrolls will grow in the July to September period, the results suggest that hiring will proceed at an uneve...


Netherlands – Staffing market growth continues unabated

9 June 2015

There were 18% more hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands during the fifth period of 2015 (26 Apr – 23 May), compared with the same four week period in 2014, according to the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU).Sales during period five rose by 20% compared with last year....


Denmark – Job advert numbers dip in May

9 June 2015

After reporting last month that the Danish labour market was going from strength to strength, with the number of new jobs advertised in April 2015 hitting a post-recession high, job board Jobindex this month revealed that the number of new jobs posted dipped in May.The number of jobs advertised i...


UK – Staffgroup acquired by Cordant

8 June 2015

Staffgroup, the parent company of specialist recruitment brands Eurostaff, Earthstaff, and recently launched Enginestaff, have announced that they have been acquired by multi-brand recruitment giant, Cordant Group.Last month, Staffgroup announced that it achieved revenue of £52.2 million for the...