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UK - Regulatory approach to training seen as costly and counter-productive

17 August 2011

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today warned against government plans for wholesale extension of training levies or license to practice schemes which it said would hinder employer investment in staff training and do nothing to increase productive skills levels.

Levy systems operate by charging...

Ireland - Future jobs for Irish youth

17 August 2011

With the impending Leaving Cert (final examination in the Irish secondary school system) results out today, staffing agency Sigmar explains where the future jobs will be for Irish youth. With a despairing economy and increasing emigration, it can be hard to see beyond the gloom as to where you're future...

UK - London has 13% of population but creates nearly half of IT jobs

17 August 2011

London is continuing to grow its share of the IT jobs market and now accounts for 40% of all new IT jobs being created in the UK, despite representing just 13% of the overall population, according to research by ReThink Recruitment, the business and technology staffing company.
Before the recession...

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...