Executive search

Bad sales processes to blame for dip in recruitment M&A

The downturn in mergers & acquisition activity involving UK recruitment businesses this year isn’t down to reduced appetite among would-be acquirers but poorly thought through sales processes.

Your recruitment business 13 November 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 13-17 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Hays, Heidrick & Struggles, HSBC, NRG, Opus Recruitment Solutions, The Recruit Venture Group, ZRG Partners

Supplier, In-house recruitment 13 November 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 13-17 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: ASC Connections, Bullhorn, FCSA, First Call Contract Services, Heart 2 HeartStaff Solutions, Hiring Hub, Larsen Howie, NPAworldwide, NRG, Randstad Germany, Workday

Supplier, Technology 13 November 2017

FINANCIALS: China’s 51job reveals rise in revenues

51job has seen revenues increase 22.4% year-on-year, according unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2017 ended 30 September 2017.

Financials 10 November 2017

FINANCIALS: Adecco Group sees revenue rise but mixed bag for UK & Ireland

Recruitment giant Adecco Group has seen group revenue increase 6% year-on-year led by strong growth in its France, Iberia, Italy and Benelux operations in the third quarter of 2017.

Financials 7 November 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 6-10 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s new product, offices and offerings include: AasaanJobs, Appcast, APPII, Omega Resource Group

Supplier, Technology 7 November 2017

Atkinson creates recruitment ‘supergroup’ Taranata

Recruitment magnate Paul Atkinson has brought his four businesses together under one ‘supergroup’ and announced plans to grow it by 50% in the next two years.

Your recruitment business 6 November 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 6-10 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Armstrong Craven, Arrows Group, Class People, Core-Asset Verify, Eames Consulting Group, Entelo, Head Medical, INEOS Automotive, MOVE Guides, Pedersen & Partners, Randstad, Salt, Servoca, Zachary Daniels

Supplier, Technology 6 November 2017

FINANCIALS: Hudson results show drop in UK gross margin

Gross margin has fallen at the UK arm of US recruitment giant Hudson.

Financials 3 November 2017

Temp and perm billings on the increase, says Report on Jobs

Appointments have increased at their fastest rate for more than two and a half years, according to the latest ‘Report on Jobs’.

APPOINTMENTS: 7-11 AUGUST 2017

This week’s appointments include: Athona Education, Bullhorn, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Opus Recruitment Solutions, Pedersen & Partners, Phenom People, Redline Group

FINANCIALS: Hudson Global profits up slightly thanks to US business

Hudson Global has seen increases in revenue and gross profit buoyed by a strong performance from its US business.

Financials 4 August 2017

PSD Group’s Robinson faces directorship ban

The executive chairman of international board, management and executive recruiter PSD Group is one of several former directors of collapsed charity Kids Company facing bans of up to six years from holding company directorships.

2 August 2017

Scrabble championship moves to Nottingham

Anyone who wishes to follow recruitment’s very own World Scrabble Champion progress in person as he defends his title will now not have as far to go.

2 August 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 31 JULY-4 AUGUST 2017

This week’s appointments include: Adapt Rec2Rec, BIE Executive, Eden Scott, Norman Broadbent Group, Visibility, Volcanic, Woodrow Mercer Finance, Workforce Recruitment

Supplier, Technology 31 July 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 24-28 JULY 2017

This week’s appointments include: Eames Consulting Group, H1 Healthcare, Korn Ferry, McGregor Boyall, Mondelez Business Services, Sphere Digital Recruitment, SRi, Visibility Software, ZRG Partners

In-house recruitment 24 July 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 24-28 JULY 2017

This week’s contracts and deals, including: Aasaanjobs, Boxington Corporate Finance, Boyd & Moore Executive Search, Ganymede Energy, Horton International, Invenias, PayStream, Phaidon International, Robert Walters, SSE, TechnoPro

Supplier, Technology 24 July 2017

My Brilliant Recruitment Career: Lee Walker

We look into the background of people working in recruitment to see what their aspirations were when they were younger – and what makes them tick today...

APPOINTMENTS: 17-21 JULY 2017

This week’s appointments include: DP Connect, Genesis Employment Services, Harper Harrison, National Locums, Sky Recruitment Solutions, Woodrow Mercer

Technology 18 July 2017

FINANCIALS: Robert Walters sees growth in profits

Global recruiter Robert Walters has UK gross profit climb 13% year-on-year, according to results for the second quarter of the year.

Financials 12 July 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 10-14 JULY 2017

This week’s appointments include: Eames Consulting Group, Hays, Jagex, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, Sky Recruitment Solutions, Woodrow Mercer

NEW TO THE MARKET: 10-14 JULY 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including: Bright Network, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, McGinley Group, Odro

Supplier, Emerging talent 10 July 2017

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 10-14 JULY 2017

This week’s contracts and deals, including: Capita, FCSA, MOVE Guides, Reed Hamilton, TheXecutives, ZRG Partners

Supplier, Technology 10 July 2017

Invenias throws Darwin customers a lifeline

Invenias is providing a rescue package for customers of 1-Click Software, also known as Darwin, following the closure of the recruitment software provider.

Supplier, Technology 7 July 2017

Rajagopalan becomes CEO full time at Heidrick & Struggles

Krishnan Rajagopalan is taking on the role of CEO at global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles full time, following a stint as acting CEO.

7 July 2017

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