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UK – CDI AndersElite acquires Ship Shape's recruitment business

9 October 2015

CDI AndersElite, a UK-based subsidiary of US staffing firm CDI Corp, yesterday announced that it has acquired the trades and assets of Ship Shape Resources' recruitment business. Ship Shape will retain its payroll solutions business.  

The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings...

Sweden – Healthcare staffing firms play an important role in the health of the country

9 October 2015

More than half (65%) of professional nurses in Sweden believe that employment agencies play an important role in the healthcare sector, according to a survey from Swedish labour market publication Future Career (Framtidens Karriär).

Henrik Bäckström, Director of the Swedish Staffing Association Bemanningsföretagen,...

UK – Strong leadership skills needed to succeed in accounting & finance

9 October 2015

Strong leadership skills are the top attribute that contributes to success in the UK accountancy and finance sector, according to 60% of respondents to a survey from recruitment firm Robert Half, reports theactuary.com.

Nearly half (47%) of the more than 200 finance executives interviewed also said strong...

UK – Tens of thousands of seasonal jobs up for grabs

9 October 2015

Online retail giant Amazon UK is the latest firm to launch its Christmas recruitment drive, advertising for a mammoth 19,000 seasonable jobs. The majority of the festive roles will be in the company's warehouses and customer service centres across the country, reports ibtimes.co.uk.

John Tagawa, Vice...

World – Hays achieves net fee growth in all regions

8 October 2015

International recruitment firm Hays (HAS: LSE) today reported net fee income growth of 8% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis for the first quarter ending 30 September 2015, compared with the same period last year. 

Region Change Change LFL
Asia Pacific -7% +6%
Continental Europe...

UK – Weakest permanent placement and temporary billings growth in over two years

8 October 2015

Permanent placements continued to rise in September but the rate of expansion eased to a two-and-a-half year low, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Similarly, temporary and contract staff billings increased at the weakest pace in the current...

UK – Turnover up by nearly a fifth at ADVANCE

8 October 2015

Chester-based workforce management company ADVANCE, which supports freelancers, contractors and recruitment firms, achieved annual turnover growth of 18% to £52 million for the year ending 31 March 2015.

The company, which is targeting sales of at least £70 million for the current financial year, has...

UK – Firm fined after agency worker injured using circular saw

8 October 2015

A Northamptonshire company has been fined for breaching Health and Safety regulation after an agency worker suffered a serious hand injury when he was using a circular saw machine, reports The Northampton Chronicle.

A worker at Midlands Renewable Fuels LLP, based in Kettering, was using a Stenner vertical...

Executive Forum Europe – 2016 and Beyond: Opportunities in Global Staffing Markets

7 October 2015

Barry Asin, President of Staffing Industry Analysts, took to the stage on the second day of Executive Forum Europe to deliver a keynote on the significant trends that staffing firms need to be prepared for and what they mean in terms of market opportunity.

Using Staffing Industry Analysts’ ground-breaking...

Europe – Safe Harbour declared invalid

7 October 2015

The US Safe Harbour scheme has been declared invalid by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). According to international law firm Osborne Clarke, this decision is hugely significant for companies that rely on Safe Harbour as a simple and cost-effective legally compliant mechanism to transfer...