Michael Page has announced its unaudited half year results for the period ended 30 June 2014.Highlights (Constant Exchange Rates) First half Group gross profit growth of 7.9% to £263.7m; All four regions delivered year-on-year growth; Strong country performances from major economies: gross profit UK (+10%), US (+23%) and Greater China (+22%); FX headwinds impact on gross profit of £19m and EBIT by £3m in H1; Continued focused investment, including increase in fee earner headcount of 177 in H1, total headcount up 207 (4%); Conversion rate of gross profit to operating profit increased to 13.5% (...
Matchtech Group has published a pre-close trading update for the year to 31 July 2014.The Group has continued to trade well in the second half of the year, with results now expected to be slightly ahead of current market expectations. The requirement for skilled engineering and technology contract staff remains strong, fuelled by the global demand for the products and services that our clients offer and continued investment in infrastructure programmes. The Group's strong performance has been driven by:
Q2 2014 highlights: Revenues up 5% year-on-year in constant currency; Gross margin 18.1%, up 20 bps; SG&A excluding restructuring costs up 3% yoy and down 1% sequentially, both in constant currency; EBITA excluding restructuring costs EUR 228 million, up 18% in constant currency; EBITA margin excluding restructuring costs 4.6%, up 50 bps; Net income attributable to Adecco shareholders up 15%, basic EPS up 18%
Robert Walters has confirmed its profit before tax is up 36% as it announced its half-yearly financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2014. Financial and operational highlights include: Strong first half performance with profit before taxation increasing by 36% (53%*). Good performance from a number of our mature and market-leading businesses such as Japan and the UK. Emerging market growth strategy has begun to bear fruit with Malaysia and Thailand in particular delivering strong profitable growth.Market conditions in Australia and France remain challenging.
Work to stamp out slave labour in the UK food industry is continuing with the release of new guidance from Stronger Together, an industry initiative set up to reduce the risk of modern slavery in supply chains. aa
Flexible working comes into its own over the summer holidays, especially for working parents, but the latest research from global workspace provider Regus shows that it may be the key to long-term happiness at work.
Companies are increasingly using video interviewing as part of their recruitment process. Video interviewing allows organisations to save both time and money, whilst testing the candidate’s verbal skills, character and time keeping.
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) are excited to announce they will be joining forces for an event with DAC Beachcroft: leading international law firm, Baker Tilly: chartered accountants and business advisors, and Lawspeed, the recruitment law specialist.
The Board of Directors of TeamHealth Holdings, one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, has announced the appointment of Michael D. Snow as the company's president, CEO and board member effective September 1, 2014.
The economy continues its march towards recovery, but the transition away from temporary workers to fill the gaps made by layoffs has not kept pace, according to a new report released by staffing agency Express Employment Professionals.
Sainsbury’s, Tata and Cognizant, are among the first organisations in the UK to adopt The IT Job Board’s Open Web social search engine as businesses both large and small increasingly turn to social networks to source top tech talent.
Generation Y, commonly defined as those born in the 1980s and 1990s, consider themselves truly global citizens and are prepared to be mobile to maximise the return from their careers, according to a survey from Hydrogen Group, the global recruitment firm.
The recent ‘PR war’ between pharmaceutical giant, Roche and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) over the latter’s rejection of the breast cancer drug, Kadcyla has shown how important the role of comms professionals has become in the life sciences sector.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released Recommended Practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from hazards on the job.