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UK — New staffing agency for ex-military personnel

12 October 2009

Nimrod Group, a new specialist staffing agency, spearheaded and financially backed by Scottish entrepreneur Frank Strang has been set up in order to provide entire teams for crisis and disaster type assignments, Herald Scotland reports. Strang said "we are not simply a recruitment agency. Our U...


France — Employment agencies could see colossal growth

12 October 2009

Francois Beharel, the President and CEO of Randstad France told his hometown's business newspaper, La Voix Eco that only 20% of all recruitment in France is commissioned to outside agencies compared to 80% in the UK. Beharel sees this as an opportunity for enormous growth in agency staffing servi...


Germany — Opinion on growth in temporary employment is divided

9 October 2009

According to a survey carried out by German daily Saarbruecker Zeitung and the Chamber of Commerce of the Saar region, only 8% of temporary employment agencies believe that the temporary employment sector in the federal state on the French border will improve over the next six months. Temporary...


Poland — 90% of companies have no intention to sack temporary employees

9 October 2009

A new survey carried out by market research firm TNS OBOP on behalf of staffing firm Randstad Poland shows that 84% of companies have no plans to reduce their stock of full-time employees and 90% do not intend to reduce their stock of temporary employees. On October 6th Randstad presented the re...


UK — Robert Walters quarterly net fee income falls by -29%

9 October 2009

Robert Walters plc (RWA:LSE), the permanent and temporary staffing group, today published a short interim statement for the quarter ending 30 September 2009. In a statement the group says "Group net fee income for the third quarter was 29% below that achieved in the equivalent period of 2008."...


UK — Remploy manager's achievements officially rewarded

9 October 2009

Lesley-Jane Holt, a National Manager at Remploy, the specialist recruitment agency for people with disabilities and other complex barriers to employment, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London, the Bury Times reports. Mrs. Holt helped establish Remploy's professional cleaning company...


Spain — By December 30% of all new unemployed in the EU will be Spanish

9 October 2009

According to the latest 'Labour Euro-Index' compiled by Adecco and IESE Business School, unemployment in Spain will reach 19.2% in December 2009 with an increase of 1.2 million new unemployed compared to December 2008. Total unemployment in Spain is estimated to reach 4.1 million. By the end of...


UK — Matchtech revenues up but profits down

8 October 2009

Matchtech Group plc (MTEC:LSE) the specialist technical recruitment firm, today announces its preliminary results for the year ended 31 July 2009. Revenues were up by 4% to 269.6 million Pounds from 258.8m million Pounds in 2008. Net Fee Income was down by 9% to 30.3 million Pounds from 33.2 mi...


Europe — One employee in three goes to work even when they are ill

8 October 2009

According to a new research report published by specialist staffing group Accountemps (part of Robert Half International Inc.), among 5,494 HR and Finance Managers in 19 countries, there are big cultural differences by country in attitude towards taking time off during sickness. On the question...


UK — Hays Group net fees down by -37% in last quarter

8 October 2009

Hays plc (HAS:LSE), has today issued an interim management statement for the quarter ended 30 September 2009. Group net fees were down by -37% compared to the same quarter last year. Net fees from permanent placements decreased by -52% whilst net fees from temporary placements decreased by -27%....