Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

Eurozone - Services recovery slowed further in June

6 July 2011

The final Eurozone Services Business Activity Index, published by research firm Markit, fell to an eight-month low of 53.7 in June 2011, down from 56.0 in May 2011 and below the earlier flash estimate of 54.2. The index has signalled a slowdown in the sector since hitting a three and-a-half year high...

Europe - Significant rise in labour demand in the private sector

6 July 2011

Labour demand increased in the private sector in most European Union (EU) countries, according to the July 2011 edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, published by the European Commission (EC).

Employment in the public sector, on the other hand, shrank mainly in the areas of education, health and social...

Germany - Market wants immigration of highly-qualified agency staff

6 July 2011

The opening of the German labour market for agency employees from the new Eastern European member states of the European Union has so far not had a significant impact on migration levels from these countries.

Vera Calasan, Head of staffing agency ManpowerGroup Germany, commented to Westdeutsche Allgemeine...

Finland - Proselectum returns to profitability in 2010

6 July 2011

Net sales were up by +37.7% or up by +804,000 Euro from 2.1 million Euro in 2009 to 2.9 million Euro in 2010 at Oy Proselectum Ab:n, the privately-owned staffing and career coaching services provider, which specialises in ICT, industry, logistics, pharmacology, FMCG and wholesale.

Net profit was up by...

Germany - Job AG's annual revenues up +50%

6 July 2011

Annual revenues were up by +50% from 84.8 million Euro in 2009 to 126.8 million Euro in 2010  at Job AG, the management-owned staffing and human resources agency with 60 offices nationwide.

EBIT was up noticeably from 393,000 Euro in 2009 (EBIT margin 0.5%) to 2.9 million Euro in 2010 (EBIT margin...

UK - Robert Walters' profit improves due to non-UK business

6 July 2011

Group net fee income (NFI) was up by +24% from 39.7 million Pounds in Q2 2010 to 49.3 million Pounds in Q2 2011 at staffing group Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE). In constant currency, group NFI was up by +21%.

A trading update for the second quarter ended 30 June 2011, published today, reveals that NFI...

Belgium - EU ruling should allow greater flexibility for staffing agencies

5 July 2011

In a court case between the European Commission and the Kingdom of Belgium, the European Union's Court of Justice has ruled that the Commission was right to condemn the Belgian practice of insisting on the imposition that staffing agencies in the capital Brussels are not allowed to provide any other...

International - Antal announces alliance in China

5 July 2011

Global executive recruitment firm Antal International has announced an alliance with Beijing AG Executive Consultants Company Limited (AGEC), a domestic staffing firm based in Beijing.
Antal's Group Managing Director, Graeme Read, commented "AGEC is a credible, proven and professionally run...

UK - Highams' profits up considerably, seeks acquisitions

5 July 2011

Revenues were up by +20% from 7.5 million Pounds in 2010 to 9 million Pounds in 2011 at Highams Systems Services Group Plc (HSS:LSE), the recruitment consultancy and niche provider of technology, business and professional services to the insurance and financial services sectors.

Preliminary results for...

UK - MBO of Red Commerce backed by venture capital

5 July 2011

Venture capital firm Dunedin has acquired Red Commerce, a global supplier of SAP (Systems, Applications and Products in data processing) experts to international corporations and consultancies, in a 44 million Pounds management buyout.
Dunedin has bought the company from the original founder...