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Sweden – Despite new contract wins, Proffice’s results remain subdued

21 August 2014

Swedish staffing firm Proffice AB (PROEB: SS) reported revenue of SEK 1.08 billion (€117.8 million) during the second quarter ending 30 June 2014, a decrease of -5% compared with SEK 1.1 billion (€120 million) during the same period last year.The company reported a decline of -17% in operating pr...


UK – Lack of niche skills holding back contractors

21 August 2014

Contractors who fail to display niche and in-demand skills risk being overlooked by recruiters, according to a survey from employment services provider Parasol, which asked more than 40 recruitment consultants to describe their policy towards contractors nearing the end of an assignment.The vast...


Northern Ireland – Two charged with human trafficking and labour exploitation

21 August 2014

Two men have appeared before magistrates in Northern Ireland charged with a total of 50 offences following a joint investigation by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) and the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) into suspected human trafficking and labour exploitation.In the past week, 2...


UK – Calls for an overhaul of graduate recruitment

21 August 2014

The fear of having a blank CV after graduating from university is forcing large numbers of graduates into the wrong roles, with a quarter of them expected to quit within a year, reports The Daily Telegraph.The level of churn in new hires may not be surprising, but findings from a report by adviso...


UK – Harvey Nash releases positive trading update

20 August 2014

In a trading statement released today, staffing firm Harvey Nash (HVN: LSE) announced that its interim results for the six months ending 31 July 2014 are expected to be in line with management expectations, despite currency headwinds.The Group’s performance in the UK, Ireland, and USA was robust...


UK – Osborne Clarke issues guidance for companies with workers located in politically sensitive countries

20 August 2014

Multinational businesses with interests in hotspot areas will rightly be concerned about the risks posed to the safety and security of its employees, assets, and supply chains. This is not only a moral and business concern for multinational employers, but also a legal one.In light of the recent u...


UK – Employment prospects improve for young jobseekers

20 August 2014

Job prospects for young people are picking up with nearly two thirds (64%) of employers having hired a young person in the last year, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).Employers placed the highest value (47%) on a young person’s attit...


Scotland – Workers most likely to receive a pay rise

20 August 2014

Those employed in Scotland, the North East, the North West of England, and in the West Midlands are more likely to say that their pay has gone up in the first half of 2014, according to the CIPD’s Employee Outlook Summer 2014 report. ...


Sweden – NGS Group plans for acquisitions despite squeeze on profits

19 August 2014

Swedish healthcare and education recruitment firm NHS Group AB (NGS: SS) reported revenue of SEK 120.2 million (€13.1 million) for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +26.3% compared with SEK 95.2 million (€10.4 million) during the same period last year.NGS Group achieved an op...


Switzerland – Temporary staffing falters in July

19 August 2014

The number of temporary jobs posted in Switzerland fell by -5.6% in July 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.Since the start of the year, there has been an increase of +1.1% in the number of...