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UK - Number of new London job opportunities falls -18% y-o-y

17 August 2011

The London financial services sector saw a slowdown in hiring activity from June 2011 to July 2011 according to the latest Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (part of Premier Group).

The number of jobs new to the market plus those being vacated by people...

UK - Harvey Nash expects PBT increase of +40% y-o-y

16 August 2011

Staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE) will be announcing interim results for the six months ended 31 July 2011 on 30 September 2011 when it will confirm a strong performance across all key geographic segments during the period. The group expects to report an increase of circa +20% in revenues...

UK - Tribal sees losses from continued and discontinued activities

16 August 2011

Revenues from continuing operations were up by 9.7% from 52.4 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 57.5 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Tribal Group Plc (TRB:LSE), the provider of technology products and services to the education, learning and training markets in the UK and internationally.

Interim results for the...

UK - Parity Solutions business profitable again

16 August 2011

Revenues were down by -29% from 52.6 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 40.8 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the UK-focused IT recruitment (Resources) and consulting (Solutions) firm.

Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that EBITDA was up from a loss of -2.1...

UK – Top UK staffing company list published

16 August 2011

Staffing Industry Analysts today published its latest research into the UK staffing market with a list of every staffing company with annual revenues in excess of 40 million Pounds (based on 2010 sales).

Director of Research, Adam Pode said, “Since our last iteration of this list published in 2009,...

UK - HCL misses fundraising deadline amid takeover rumours

16 August 2011

Healthcare Locums, the embattled medical recruitment group which suspended trading in its shares seven months ago, has been working on a 60 million Pounds fund-raising that could dramatically dilute existing shareholders' stakes.

In proposals seen by The Sunday Telegraph, the company has been looking...

UK - Teaching Personnel to acquire Protocol Education

16 August 2011

Graphite Capital, the UK mid-market private equity specialist, has provided equity funding to enable Teaching Personnel to acquire Protocol Education.

Both businesses provide short and long-term temporary teachers, teaching assistants and nursery staff, primarily to English and Welsh primary and secondary...

France - Basic salary up +2.2%, inflation up +2%

16 August 2011

The monthly basic salary (SMB) in private companies with more than ten employees rose by +2.2% in Q2 2011 compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest statistics published by government research body DARES on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and the Ministry for Labour.

Compared with the previous...

Europe - GDP up +1.7% y-o-y in Q2 2011

16 August 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +0.2% in both the Euro area (EA17) and in the entire European Union (EU27) during the second quarter of 2011, compared with the previous quarter. In the first quarter of 2011, growth rates were +0.8% in both zones, according to flash estimates published by the...

UK - Michael Page's international growth fails to impress nervous stock market

15 August 2011

Group revenue was up by +27.6% from 393.5 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 502.1 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE), the specialist recruitment consultancy. At constant currency exchange rates, revenue was up by +25.8%.

Interim results for the first six months ended 30 June...