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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...

Italy - Agency employment up by +25.4%

5 July 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +25.4% in May 2011 compared with May 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).

Month-on-month, the sum...

UK - Public and private sector pay gap widens since 2007

5 July 2011

The difference in average earnings between employees in the public and private sector has increased since 2007, according to an article published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Comparison of the two sectors is complicated because of differences in the types of job and characteristics...

UK - HCL suspends two recruiters over allegations of misconduct

5 July 2011

Two senior recruiters at Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the beleaguered specialist health and social care staffing firm which suspended trading in its shares in January amid major financial irregularities, have been suspended pending investigations into serious misconduct allegations that will fuel...

UK - Encourage sole traders to create jobs, says BCC

5 July 2011

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) calls upon the government to encourage the UK's sole traders to take on their first employee by exempting them from burdensome employment legislation. The findings are based on a new survey of more than 1,000 business owners, who identified new pension requirements,...

Are you one of the Top-100 staffing firms in the UK?

5 July 2011

Do you believe that you are one of the Top-100 staffing firms in the UK based on your revenue? Then take part in our survey by following the link below and appear in Staffing Industry Analysts' largest staffing firms list, which is distributed to buyers of staffing services as well as investors...

UK - Staffline's full year earnings to be in line with raised expectations

4 July 2011

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry, has today issued the following trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2011:

"Following the AGM announcement and Trading Update made on 19 May 2011, where the board stated that it anticipated...

UK - Hydrogen's H1 NFI ahead of expectations due to contract business

4 July 2011

Hydrogen Group Plc (HYDG:LSE), the specialist professional recruitment business for the IT, Finance, Engineering, Legal and HR sectors, has today issued the following trading update in respect of the six months ended 30 June 2011:

"The group has traded well over the first six months of the year and...

France - 2010 agency employment below 2008 levels despite strong growth

4 July 2011

The number of full-time equivalent agency temporary employment jobs was up by +17.8% in 2010 when compared with 2009, according to the latest statistics published by government research body DARES on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and the Ministry for Labour.

However, even this very strong annual...

Belgium - 38.5% of employers expect agency staff requirements to rise

4 July 2011

The latest Temporary Employment Barometer for Q3 2011, published on behalf of the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon), based on interviews with 482 firms which spend 264 million Euro per annum on temporary employees, reveals that 38.5% of firms expect to be using more temporary employees in...