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UK – Struggling NHS fuels demand for professional talent

9 February 2015

There was an 11% increase in job availability in London during December 2014, compared with the previous month, according to the January 2015 London Recruitment Index of contract staff compiled by specialist contract recruitment firm Venn Group.The surge in demand for professional talent, when no...


Europe – Nordic countries resisting statutory minimum wage

9 February 2015

Following the introduction of a minimum wage in Germany, nearly every European country has a statutory minimum wage. The Nordic countries, however, are bucking the trend and sticking with their collective agreement model, reports The Nordic Labour Journal.The European Trade Union Confederation (E...


UK – APSCo launches its manifesto for 2015 and beyond

9 February 2015

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has published its manifesto calling for action on a number of areas of future policy that will reflect the diverse structure of the recruitment sector.Samantha Hurley, Head of External Affairs & Compliance for the organisation, commen...


World – LinkedIn reports strong revenue growth, although higher costs weigh on income

6 February 2015

LinkedIn (LNKD: NYSE), the online professional network, yesterday reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of USD 643.4 million, an increase of 43.9% from USD 447.2 million during the same period last year.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change Revenue US...


UK – Permanent and temporary revenue up in January but rate of growth slows

6 February 2015

Growth in temporary billings moderated slightly during January 2015 to its least marked pace since October 2014. Permanent staff placements also continued to rise during the month but the rate of expansion eased to a 20-month low, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).Ho...


Ireland – Strongest job advert growth in Europe

6 February 2015

The number of jobs advertised in Q4 2014 in Ireland increased by 26% compared with Q4 2013, according to the latest Robert Walters European Job Index. Ireland experienced the largest year-on-year increase in advertising volumes across Europe; followed by Germany, Switzerland, and France, which sa...


UK – Cielo appoints Managing Director of Europe

6 February 2015

Cielo (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House), the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and talent consulting solutions company, announced that Seb O’Connell will join its Global Executive Team as Managing Director of Europe.Sue Marks, Chief Executive Officer of Cielo, commented on the appointmen...


France – International acquisitions boost Groupe Crit’s revenue

5 February 2015

Groupe Crit (CEN: FP), the French staffing firm, reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of €440.9 million, an increase of 7.8% compared with €409 million during the same quarter in 2013.  Revenue 2014 2013 Change Q4 €440.9 million €409.0 mill...


Sweden – Dedicare reports strong annual growth following divestment of Swedish care business

5 February 2015

Swedish healthcare staffing company Dedicare AB (DEDI: SS) reported revenue for the fourth quarter SEK 146.1 million (€15.5 million), an increase of 22.3% from SEK 119.5 million (€12.7 million) in Q4 2013.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change Revenue SEK 146.1 million SEK...


Germany – Amadeus FiRe announces full year revenue and profit growth

5 February 2015

In a trading statement issued today, German recruitment firm Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD: GR) achieved consolidated sales of €161.1 million in 2014, an increase of 13.4% from €142.1 million in 2013.    2014 2013 Change Revenue €161.1 million €142.1 million +13.4%...