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UK – Temporary billings rise for 25 consecutive months

5 June 2015

Permanent placements across the UK continued to rise in May, however the rate of expansion eased to a four-month low. This mirrored an easing in the growth of available vacancies for permanent staff, with the latest increase the slowed in 2015 so far, according to the Report on Jobs from the Recr...


Europe – Adecco climbs the rankings of the Best Workplaces in Europe 2015

5 June 2015

Adecco Group, the largest staffing firm in the world, climbed to 13th in the top 25 Best Multinational Workplaces in Europe list released yesterday. The group advanced 6 places compared to 2014, when Adecco first entered the rankings and is the only staffing firm to appear in the top 25.The listi...


Finland – Recruiters struggling as jobseekers reluctant to relocate

5 June 2015

Despite rising unemployment, Finns are reluctant to relocate to take up even high paying jobs, according to staffing firm boss Tom Kaisla, reports yle.fi.While there are differences between areas and sectors, Mr Kaisla said that his company is finding it difficult to find qualified individuals wi...


Netherlands – Recruit Holdings acquires Dutch online beauty marketplace

5 June 2015

Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings today announced that it has fully acquired Dutch online hair and beauty marketplace Treatwell Holdings. The acquisition was made by UK-headquartered Recruit subsidiary Hotsping Ventures, which was itself acquired by Recruit in May 2015.As well as being one...


UK – London set for a decade of job growth as finance and technology hiring to soar

4 June 2015

Booming finance and technology hiring will help create 145,000 new jobs in central London over the next decade in a sustained bounce-back from the financial crisis, according to a study from the City of London Corporation, reports Cityam.com.The ‘Square Mile’, as London’s financial district is al...


UK – Mobile job app Zoek reaping the rewards of heavy advertising investment

4 June 2015

Since launching in London three months ago, new mobile job search app Zoek (the Dutch word for search), which connects recruiters to talent in real-time, has already reported some winning statistics.Specialising in matching talent with job vacancies (including temporary, permanent, part-time and...


Spain – Professional staffing firm Catenon opens first office in Colombia

4 June 2015

Spanish professional staffing firm Catenon (COM: MAB) announced that the company has opened its first office in Colombia. This latest opening marks the fourth new office Catenon has set up this year.In May the company opened its third office in Brazil and its first office in Poland, having launch...


UK – A third of women feel disadvantaged at work

4 June 2015

One-in-three working women in the UK admits to feeling disadvantaged in the workplace, according to a new report from recruitment consultancy Badenoch and Clark.The report found that 31% of respondents believe that men are offered greater opportunities at work. The issue was far more prevalent in...


UK – Three staffing firm employees acquitted in Nigerian bribery trial

3 June 2015

Three employees of staffing firm Swift Technical Solutions have been acquitted of corruption charges, relating to the tax affairs of a Nigerian subsidiary, by London’s Southwark Crown Court.The charges, brought by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), were dismissed after the jury was unable to re...


UK – Capita acquires workforce management firm Isys Group

3 June 2015

Capita (CPI: LSE), a provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, has acquired Isys Group, a Swindon-based workforce management software solutions company.This marks Capita’s second acquisition in recent months, following its purchase of employer branding...