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France - Freelance.com suffers declining demand

4 May 2015

French online staffing group Freelance.com (ASX: FLN.AX) reported an annual revenue of € 43.8 million for the year 2014. A slight decrease  of -2% compared with the previous year as sales suffered from declining demand in H2-2014.   2014 2013 Change Revenue €43...


Europe – Women and Southern Europe impacted by underemployment

4 May 2015

Millions of people across the EU want to work more but can’t find the extra hours.There are currently 44.1 million people working part-time in the EU while 9.8 million want to work more hours than they are given, according to Eurostat, as reported by the Prague Post.In total, this accounts for 22...


UK - Digital skills gaps holding back half of UK firms

4 May 2015

Economic growth is being put at risk due to skills gaps in the tech workforce, according to a survey of 1,600 employers by the Tech Partnership.Employer Insights revealed that 72% of large companies and 49% of smaller companies were suffering from gaps between the skills held and the skills neede...


UK - Creative salaries gap London vs. UK narrowing

4 May 2015

The salary gap between London and UK wide salaries has dropped by 6% in the last 12 months according to Creativepool, the creative industry online network.Creativepool’s annual creative industry report, in partnership with marketing recruitment specialists, Purple, surveyed 1,000 industry profess...


UK – Recruitment firm funds new office with crowd funding

4 May 2015

CIP Recruitment will open a new office in Manchester thanks to funds raised through UK Bond Network, the UK’s first peer-to-peer bond auction platform. The auction, which closed last month, generated a total of £1,125,000 for the company, 20% of which has been assigned to establishing a new North...


Netherlands – Volatile energy markets drop Brunel’s EBIT by a third

1 May 2015

Dutch staffing firm Brunel International (BRNL: NL) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of €333.7 million, a decrease of 11% in constant currency (CC) compared with the same period last year.    Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change Revenue €333.7 million...


Germany – Allgeier’s staffing division reports revenue decrease

1 May 2015

Munich-based IT staffing and software firm Allgeier (AEI: GR) reported revenue from continuing operations of €428.2 million for the full year ending 31 December 2014, up by 3.2% compared with €414.8 million in 2013.    2014 2013 Change Revenue €428.2 million €41...


UK – Sacked agency worker threatens agency employee with imitation gun

1 May 2015

An agency worker has been sentenced to 20 months after he threatened an employee of his former recruitment agency with an imitation gun following his dismissal, reports the Grimsby Telegraph.Jack Raithby, of Immingham near Grimsby, approached Carrie Jolly and her brother Craig in July last year a...


Europe – Unemployment tracking steady

1 May 2015

The unemployment rate across the European Union was 9.8% in March 2015, stable compared with February 2015, but a decrease compared with 10.4% in March 2014, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Union.Across the Eurozone unemployment also remained st...


World – Randstad reports easing revenue growth during Q1

30 April 2015

Randstad (RAND: NV), the second largest staffing firm in the world, today reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of €4.4 billion, an increase of 5.6% on an organic basis compared with €4 billion a year ago.Revenue growth moderated throughout the quarter, easing from 6.5% in J...