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UK – Rethink’s Talent Management division grows, as Recruitment division falters

30 September 2014

UK-based recruitment and consulting company Rethink Group (RTG: AIM) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £56.5 million, an increase of +4.5% from £54 million last year.Net fee income (NFI) for the period rose by +4.5% to £10 million, up from £9.6 million a year ago. Operati...


UK – Slow turnaround in the UK impacting Work Group’s results

30 September 2014

UK-based recruitment firm Work Group (WORK: AIM) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £4 million, a decrease of -29.3% from £5.7 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period declined by -21.1% to £2.4 million, down from £3 million in H1 2013. Work Gro...


UK – Norman Broadbent reports growth despite tough half-year

30 September 2014

UK-based international recruitment firm Norman Broadbent (NBB: LN) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £3.8 million, an increase of +4.5% from £3.7 million last year.Gross profit for the six months increased by +7% to £3.7 million, compared with £3.5 million during the same...


UK – Dillistone announces revenue growth and acquisition, but tempers outlook

30 September 2014

Dillistone Group (DSG: LN), a UK-based supplier of recruitment software, announced revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £4.2 million, an increase of +10% from £3.8 million last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +8.4% to £3.7 million, up from £3.4 million a year ago. Profit bef...


UK – Fewer promotion opportunities for tech workers

30 September 2014

The IT sector has the leanest management structures in the UK, according to new research from specialist recruiter Randstad Technologies. A survey of 2,000 UK staff revealed that the average IT firm contains just 3.5 layers of management, compared to a UK average of 4.4 layers of management.There...


UK – Faster growing companies rely more on migrant workers

30 September 2014

UK employers who have turned to EU migrants to fill vacancies have done so as these recruits have brought the experience and commitment needed to support growth, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).“The Growth of EU Labour: Assessing the Imp...


Europe – EU unemployment rate at lowest level since February 2012

30 September 2014

The unemployment rate across the 28 Member States of the European Union was 10.1% in August, its lowest level since February 2012, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. This compares with an unemployment rate of 10.2% in July 2014 and 10.8% i...


Denmark – Atlanco fighting to retain Copenhagen metro contract

29 September 2014

A subsidiary of Irish-owned international recruitment firm Atlanco Rimec is fighting to retain a contract to supply workers to the construction of a new underground metro line in Copenhagen, reports The Sunday Times.The company responsible for the expansion of Copenhagen’s metro network, Metrosel...


Italy – Businesses list priorities for labour market reform

29 September 2014

In response to the labour market reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Italian businesses want the government to introduce active labour market policies, outplacement programmes, and restrictions on the use of so-called “bad” flexible contracts.Business also want to introduce permanent...


Europe – Agency work picks up in the summer months

29 September 2014

The number of hours worked by agency workers picked up in June and July, following a slowdown in May, according to the latest Agency Work Business Indicator from Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies.Across Europe, agency workers worked, on average, +2.7% more hours...