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UK – Former CEO of recruitment agency for the deaf charged with fraud

11 September 2014

The former boss of a specialist recruitment agency for deaf people has appeared in court accused of conspiring with six other people to defraud the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) by falsely claiming more than £200,000 for using sign language services, reports the Croydon Advisor.Magistrate...


UK – For hire sign lands graduate dream job with recruitment firm

11 September 2014

After standing, smartly dressed, outside London’s Waterloo train station holding a “for hire” sign, marketing graduate Alfred Ajani has landed his first full-time job since leaving university with recruitment consultancy Asoria Group, reports standard.co.uk.The marketing student from south London...


France – Acquisitions boost Groupe Crit’s H1 results

10 September 2014

French recruitment firm Groupe Crit (CEN: FP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of €791.7 million, an increase of +9.1% compared with €725.6 million during the same period last year.Operating income for the six-month period rose by +28.1% to €32.2 million, up from €25.2 mill...


UK – Parity Group returns to profitability

10 September 2014

Specialist technology staffing company Parity Group (PTY: LSE) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £48.3 million, an increase of +3.8% compared with £46.5 million during the same period last year.Parity Group achieved an operating profit of £310,000 during H1 2014, an impro...


France – Temporary worker number up

10 September 2014

The number of temporary workers in France increased by +9.6% in July 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the French job centre Pôle Emploi. Compared with June 2014 the number of temporary workers rose by +2.2% to 626,800.There was an increase of +2.4...


Ireland – Unprecedented number of job vacancies in August

10 September 2014

Traditionally considered a quieter month for recruitment, August was a record month for professional job vacancies, with the numbers available increasing compared with July, according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor for July 2014....


Russia – Antal International opens second office

10 September 2014

Recruitment company Antal International announced that it has opened an office in Kazan, in the Republic of Tartarstan, 500 miles West of Moscow. This office will be the company’s second in Russia and fourth in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).According to Antal Russia, Tartarstan is...


Europe – ManpowerGroup: Spotty Q4 employment outlook forecast

9 September 2014

The Q4 2014 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS), a forward-looking survey of over 65,000 employers across 42 countries and territories reveals “spotty” European hiring intentions for the quarter ahead, with mixed regional job prospects.Employers in 18 of 24 EMEA countries surveyed forecast...


UK – InterQuest reports strong growth following acquisition

9 September 2014

Specialist IT staffing firm InterQuest Group (ITQ: AIM) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £73 million, an increase of +29.8% compared with £56.2 million during the same period last year.The company achieved gross profit of £11.4 million, equating to year-on-year growth of...


UK – Stepstone acquisition of Evenbase cleared

9 September 2014

The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has cleared the anticipated acquisition of Evenbase Recruitment by job board Stepstone Holding UK, reports stockmarketwire.com.Based on the information currently available, the CMA has decided not to refer the acquisition to a phase two investigation und...