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UK – Growth in permanent and temporary vacancies eases to two-year low

7 August 2015

Permanent staff placements continued to rise in July, but the rate of growth eased further from April’s recent high to the slowest pace in over two years. Similarly, temporary/contract billings increased at their least marked pace for 25 months, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Rec...


UK – Recruitment agencies could be pivotal for businesses struggling to find leaders

7 August 2015

Recruiters may hold the key to solving the leadership shortage according to healthcare recruitment firm Inivo, following the publication of research showing that employers are struggling to hire candidates with leadership capabilities, reports onrec.com.In a poll of HR executives conducted by Sab...


UK – One-in-five women believe women can’t reach senior management

7 August 2015

Almost one-in-five women (17%) believe it is impossible for a woman to reach senior management roles, according to a poll conducted by telecommunications firm O2, reports hrmagazine.co.uk.The survey, part of O2’s Women in Leadership campaign, also found that nearly half (48%) of women w...


World – Europe shows some improvement but still weighs on Kelly Services’ results

6 August 2015

US-headquartered recruitment firm Kelly Services (KELYA: NSDQ) yesterday reported revenue for the second quarter ending 28 June 2015 of USD 1.36 billion, an increase of 3.9% in constant currency (CC) compared with USD 1.4 billion during the same quarter last year. (millions) Q2 2015 Q2 2...


World – CDI expands with acquisition despite glum Q2 results

6 August 2015

US-based engineering and technology services firm CDI Corp (CDI: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue of USD 246.8 million for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015, a decrease of 13.2% compared with USD 384.3 million in Q2 2014.   Q2 2015 Q2 2014 Change Revenue USD 246.8 m...


UK – Recently acquired Networkers boosts Matchtech’s preliminary results

6 August 2015

Specialist engineering and professional services staffing firm Matchtech Group (MTEC: LSE), in a trading update released today, reported net fee income (NFI) for the 12 months ending 31 July 2015 of £55 million, an increase of 22% compared with £45 million the previous year.Excluding contribution...


UK – Access Group acquires First Choice Software

6 August 2015

Access Group, a provider of integrated business management software, has acquired recruitment technology specialists First Choice Software. The move is a step towards an ambition to create the UK’s largest full-service software provider for recruiters.First Choice Software provides a recruitment...


Germany – Stronger Q2 lifts Allgeier’s preliminary half-year results

5 August 2015

After a weaker than expected first quarter, Munich-based IT staffing and software firm Allgeier (AEI: GR) in its preliminary results announced that the company achieved clear double-digit growth in the second quarter.As a result, the company’s half-year results are expected to be on par with the...


UK – IR35 proposals a disaster for professional flexible recruitment sector, warns APSCo

5 August 2015

Proposals from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to overhaul existing intermediaries legislation, commonly known as IR35, would be a disaster for the professional, flexible recruitment sector, according to Samantha Hurley, Head of External Relations and Compliance for The Association of Pr...


UK – Recruitment sector growing as young firms target expansion

5 August 2015

Two recruitment firms based in the north of England, both in their first year of operation, are already planning to expand on the back of rising demand and improving employment conditions, reports bdaily.co.uk.Hyperion Executive Search, which is based in Liverpool and specialises in the renewable...