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Ireland – Recovery finally translating into income rise

2 March 2015

When will the two-year old turnaround in the economy be felt in people's pockets and purses, asks Dan O’brien for the Irish Independent? That question has been posed for quite some time - around kitchen tables, in offices, farms and factories and by anyone with even the most passing interest in e...


Netherlands – USG People reports improved full-year and Q4 earnings

27 February 2015

Dutch staffing company USG People (USG: NL) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of €605.1 million, an increase of 4.3% compared with €580.4 million in Q4 2013.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change Revenue €605.1 million €580.4 million +4.3%...


Netherlands – Q4 revenue up but EBIT down at Brunel International

27 February 2015

Dutch staffing firm Brunel International (BRNL: NL) reported revenue of €356.7 million during the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 5% (2% in constant currency) compared with €339.6 million a year ago.   Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change Revenue €356.7 million...


UK – Harvey Nash forecasts full year profit growth, despite strong currency headwinds

27 February 2015

UK-based staffing firm Harvey Nash (HVN: LSE), in a trading update released today, confirmed that adjusted profit before tax for the full year ending 31 January 2015 is expected to be in line with management's revised expectations.This is despite further adverse currency movements since the tradi...


France – Groupe Fed announced revenue growth and international expansion plans

27 February 2015

Private French recruitment firm Groupe Fed reported revenue of €56.6 million for the year ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 24% compared with 2013.During the second half of 2014, Groupe Fed launched Fed Engineering, a specialist engineering and technical recruitment firm, taking its number...


UK – Recruiter sentenced for falsifying doctors’ CVs

27 February 2015

A London-based recruitment consultant created fake references for foreign doctors in a “potentially dangerous” scam, in order to secure them locum jobs at British hospitals, reports The Daily Mail.Seven locum doctors were employed by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and Western Sussex Hosp...


Switzerland – Job vacancies up despite economic upheaval

27 February 2015

The number of job vacancies increased by 4% between January and February 2015, despite the decision by the Swiss National Bank to stop pegging its currency to the Euro, according to the Swiss Job Index (SJI) from recruitment firm Michael Page.Following the announcement by the SNB in mid-January,...


World – Robert Walters’ full year operating profit up nearly 70%

26 February 2015

Robert Walters (RWA: LSE), the international recruitment firm, reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of £679.6 million, an increase of 13.7% (19% in constant currency (CC)) compared with £597.7 million in 2013.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change CC Revenue £679...


UK – Capita reports strong full year profit growth

26 February 2015

Capita (CPI: LSE), a provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, reported revenue for the full year ending 31 December 2014 of £4.4 billion, an increase of 12.3% from £3.9 billion in 2013.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue £4,378....


France – Temporary employment shows improvement in January

26 February 2015

After ending 2014 on a low, temporary employment rebounded somewhat in January 2015 across France, rising by 2.1% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Prism-Emploi, the French Association of Employment Agencies.The rise follows a decline of 4.1% in December...