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  1. March 19, 2014

    Smart questions root out CV liars

    It’s the episode of The Apprentice everyone looks forward to, when the remaining candidates face the interviewers, their CVs...

  2. March 13, 2014

    Adecco’s largest shareholder sells down stake

    Shares in Adecco fell more than 6 per cent on Thursday, after its largest shareholder, Jacobs Holding AG, sold about 16 per...

  1. March 12, 2014

    Adecco’s higher revenues hint at hope for European recovery

    Adecco struck an upbeat note on the prospects for the European economy as it reported its first quarterly rise in revenues...

  2. September 2, 2013

    Recruiters eye emerging German market

    When most companies say they are focusing on fast growing emerging markets, Germany is not exactly the first country that...

  3. July 11, 2013

    Hays gets fees boost from hiring drive

    A renewed appetite for hiring among small companies has helped Hays, the white collar recruiter, lift its fees in the UK for...

  4. July 11, 2013

    French launch probe into recruitment companies’ practices

    The French Competition Authority has launched an investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices involving some of the...

  5. May 26, 2013

    MBA students learn that all the business world’s a stage

    In business, everyone has a role to play. From presentation to management, impact and influence vary hugely depending on an...

  6. May 7, 2013

    Adecco chief calls for EU jobseekers to be more ‘mobile’

    The head of Adecco has added his voice to calls for jobseekers to become more mobile as the world’s largest temporary...

  7. May 5, 2013

    The Week Ahead: May 6 – May 12

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  8. April 7, 2013

    Employers increase zero hours contracts

    Zero hours contracts are creeping into white collar work, as a broader range of employers adopt an idea originally devised...

  9. March 13, 2013

    European job market weighs on Adecco

    Profits at Adecco fell short of expectations in the fourth quarter as the sluggish European job market continues to weigh on...

  10. March 13, 2013

    Adecco: yielding to temp-tation

    From Christopher Columbus onwards, Europeans have viewed the US with periodic bursts of hope and envy. Swiss-based Adecco,...

  11. beyondbrics

    January 29, 2013

    Asean: outsourcing from near and far

    The great outsourcing story used to be from Europe to India (IT) and China (manufacturing). But now southeast Asian...

  12. December 26, 2012

    European buybacks – festive boost

    Here is some seasonal cheer. In spite of temptingly low interest rates, European executives are not falling over themselves...

  13. November 6, 2012

    Adecco – a job lot

    Recession is when your neighbour loses his job, depression is when you lose your own, remarked former US president Harry...

  14. November 6, 2012

    Adecco to deepen cost-cutting in Europe

    Adecco has announced a further round of cost cutting, after reporting an 18 per cent fall in net income in the third quarter...

  15. August 22, 2012

    Heineken helps push Eurofirst 300 lower

    Shares in Heineken dropped 1.1 per cent to €44.00 on Wednesday, on the back of disappointing first-half figures. The stock...

  16. August 9, 2012

    Adecco hit by European job woes

    Adecco gave a downbeat assessment of the prospects for Europe’s job market as it reported a 20 per cent drop in net income...

  17. July 25, 2012

    How to help the aged at work

    Eight years ago BMW’s business planners came to an un­comfortable realisation. Germany’s population was ageing and so were...

  18. June 26, 2012

    Adecco

    Investors in Adecco, the Swiss staffing group, are way too easily pleased. Its shares bounced 3 per cent on Tuesday as it...

  19. June 26, 2012

    Buyback plan lifts Adecco as bourses stutter

    Reports that Mexican multi-billionaire Carlos Slim was close to acquiring a controlling stake in KPN sent shares in the...

  20. May 27, 2012

    Labour reforms to benefit recruiters

    Recruitment companies expect to benefit from rising unemployment across Europe as crisis-hit governments introduce...

  21. May 8, 2012

    Adecco has no fears over French president

    Adecco, the world’s biggest temporary employment group by sales, said it feared no adverse impact from François Hollande’s...

  22. May 3, 2012

    Banks fall further on Draghi rate inaction

    Banks suffered another successive day of losses after a European Central Bank decision to leave rates unchanged left...

  23. April 12, 2012

    Sponsors lay down Olympic challenge to rivals

    It trumped the crisis in the eurozone and volatility in commodity prices: when a senior executive at one of the UK’s largest...

  24. March 1, 2012

    Recruitment companies

    “I got no job to go to,” sang The Monkees. Many Europeans sympathise. Unemployment rates across the continent and much of...

  25. March 1, 2012

    Recruitment Diary: March 1 2012

    ● Benefits Employee benefits, such as free car parking or discounts on their organisation’s products, are also benefits to...

  26. March 1, 2012

    Adecco cautious despite rising earnings

    Adecco, the world’s biggest temporary employment group by sales, reported sharply rising sales and net earnings for 2011 in...

  27. February 24, 2012

    Jobs market bounces back

    The jobs market is bouncing back with a rise in the number of vacancies advertised so far this year, according to Adecco,...

  28. February 20, 2012

    Education system ‘failing business and workforce’

    Britain’s education system is failing both business and the workforce, a group of leading employers including Adecco, the...

  29. November 17, 2011

    Recruitment Diary: November 17 2011

    ●Stress and The City Big salaries in financial services equate to very big legal claims by employees who suffer from stress....

  30. November 8, 2011

    Flexible job market is growing, says Adecco

    Adecco said business was expected to remain broadly on track, in spite of regular concerns that volatile global economic...

  31. October 26, 2011

    DHL to use temps get-out clause

    DHL, the logistics and distribution company, is set to follow Tesco and Carlsberg by exploiting a get-out clause in...

  32. October 5, 2011

    Recruitment Diary: October 6 2011

    ● The board And so to The Wallace Collection in London’s West End to sip champagne with Sue O’Brien, chief executive of...

  33. September 29, 2011

    Recruitment Diary: September 29 2011

    ● Jobs of the week Go on – you know you want to revisit that old dressing up box full of Snow White and Prince Charming...

  34. September 25, 2011

    New rules on temps spark tribunal fears

    Employers are braced for higher costs and a potential rise in tribunal cases as new rights for 1.4m agency workers come into...

  35. September 22, 2011

    Recruitment Diary: September 22 2011

    ● Migrants The fiendishly complicated task of defining who is allowed to work in the UK under the government’s immigration...

  36. September 19, 2011

    Volatility bedevils business growth efforts

    Business is grappling with feeble economic growth and even Emma Bridgewater, the ceramics maker whose polka dot mugs and...

  37. September 9, 2011

    Porsche tumbles as merger with VW delayed

    European stocks came under pressure late in the week after Jürgen Stark, European Central Bank executive board member,...

  38. September 6, 2011

    Swiss exporters rise as franc falls sharply

    Swiss stocks rose sharply after the country’s central bank said it would intervene to fight the “overvaluation” of its...

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