Companies

When there’s no place like home – and it may need improving

Amid a gloom-and-doom cascade of unemployment figures and numbers of furloughed workers, small shoots of economic activity are popping up, notably in the home improvement and delivery sectors.

 

Retail, Sales 18 June 2020

FINANCIALS: Hays benefits from strong performance in US and China

A strong performance in the US and China, backed by solid growth in other markets in Asia and the Americas, bolstered global recruiter Hays’ results, according to a trading update for the three months ending 30 September 2019.

15 October 2019

Recruitment M&A activity in the UK returns to pre-recession levels

Mergers and acquisitions involving UK recruiters have returned to pre-recession levels, with a 167% increase in deals over the past two years on the same period a decade ago.

22 August 2019

Sellick Partnership eyes European opportunities with sale to Samsic

Sellick Partnership’s sale of a majority stake in the business to soft service provider Samsic will open up opportunities for the professional services staffing specialist right across Europe.

FINANCIALS: Americas business leads gross profit growth at PageGroup

Global recruiter PageGroup has seen group gross profit increase 11.7% year-on-year, according to a trading update for the first quarter of 2019.

10 April 2019

FINANCIALS: ClearStar sees profit rise

US background check technology and service provider ClearStar has seen year-on-year profit climb 11%, according to a trading update for the quarter to 31 March 2019.

10 April 2019

FINANCIALS: Heidrick & Struggles sees revenue rise by more than 15%

Global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has seen net revenue climb 15.2% year-on-year, according to full-year 2018 results.

Executive search 26 February 2019

FINANCIALS: ManpowerGroup sees slight drop in revenue

ManpowerGroup has reported a slight drop in year-on-year revenue for the third quarter.

22 October 2018

FINANCIALS: Hays sees NFI increase across its regions

Recruitment giant Hays has seen net fee income increase across its regions of operation year-on-year, according to a trading update for the quarter to 30 September 2018.

11 October 2018

Adecco sources steel workers for Liberty House

Recruitment giant Adecco is helping metal and industrials group Liberty House source 40 new steel workers as it seeks to expand production its Speciality Steels business in South Yorkshire.

Unite People aims for huge growth in launch year

A construction recruitment firm that launched earlier this year has outlined major growth plans.

PageGroup executives’ bonus scheme under fire at AGM

An incentive plan that could see executives at PageGroup earning almost four times their base salary through one bonus scheme received significant opposition at the recruitment giant’s AGM yesterday.

Cpl Resources buys RIG Healthcare Group for £8.1m

Dublin-headquartered recruiter Cpl Resources has agreed a deal to buy 91% of staffing specialist RIG Healthcare Group for £8.1m.

Boyden UK team sets up Savannah

Boyden’s UK team have left the global search network to form their own independent executive search and interim management business under the name Savannah.

Executive search 1 June 2017

NEW TO THE MARKET: 22-26 MAY 2017

Latest new launches, openings or products within the recruitment industry, including AasaanJobs, Beyond360, Evolution Recruitment Solutions, Frank Recruitment Group, MyPlus Consulting, New Chapter, Peek, Unite People, Workforce Recruitment

Retail, Sales 22 May 2017

Russell Taylor Holdings buys Transline Group

Wirral-headquartered recruitment group Russell Taylor Holdings has bought labour procurer Transline Group.

Transline won’t confirm reports of takeover by Assist Resourcing

Labour procurer Transline will not be drawn on reports industrial recruiter Assist Resourcing is close to agreeing a takeover of the business.

Transline close to getting funding as it extends NOI

Labour procurer Transline has filed an extension to its notice of intention (NOI) to appoint administrators, as it moves to an advanced stage in its bid to seek fresh funding.

FINANCIALS: China’s 51job sees jump in revenue

51job, a provider of integrated HR services in China, has seen revenues jump 16% year-on-year, according to unaudited financial results for Q1 2017.

IT/Telecoms, HR 5 May 2017

ARC campaigns for Apprenticeship Levy amendment

The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) is to campaign for an amendment to the Apprenticeship Levy charge on recruitment agency payrolls, having consulted its members and getting legal advice.

2 December 2016

Recruiters offered steps to take in the event of being hacked

Recruiters should inform regulators as soon as possible and check their insurance policies thoroughly should they fall victim to hackers, according to digital law specialists.

Recruiters urged to keep data secure following Page Group breach

Recruiters have been urged to get to grips with new data protection rules being introduced in 2018 or face fines running into hundreds of thousands of pounds.

IT/Telecoms 14 November 2016

Shares prices in for period of volatility, following Trump victory, says Dodd

Following Donald Trump’s election as US president, share prices of listed staffing companies are in for a period of volatility until his plans become clearer, according to a leading economist specialising in the staffing sector.

10 November 2016

FINANCIALS: Adecco sees 4% revenue increase

Recruitment giant Adecco has seen year-on-year revenue increase 4% in the UK & Ireland, buoyed by growth in its professional staffing business, according to results for Q3 2016.

IT/Telecoms, Legal 8 November 2016

Randstad sets F1 Engineering Challenge

Recruitment giant Randstad has launched The Engineering Challenge in co-operation with engineers of the Formula 1 Williams Racing team.

Engineering 7 November 2016
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