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    1. October 14, 2014

      Contrasting results at PageGroup and Hays

      FTSE 250 recruiters PageGroup and Hays both expect economic recovery to boost their revenue but their different methods of...

    2. August 13, 2014

      PageGroup profit hurt by strong pound

      Recruitment company PageGroup has become the latest multinational to be hurt by the strong pound even as it reported...

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    1. Special Report: Blueprint for British Business

      Investing in infrastructure could boost the economy but investors still need to be con...
    2. Special Report: Mid-Market Companies 2013

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    1. July 15, 2014

      PageGroup advances despite currency headwinds

      Recruitment company PageGroup has reported strong growth across UK and international markets in the second quarter of the...

    2. April 22, 2014

      UK recruiters enjoy fruits of recovery

      Three of the UK’s biggest recruiters have reported strong growth driven by their domestic market, in the latest sign that...

    3. April 15, 2014

      PageGroup benefits from recruitment pick-up

      International recruitment consultant PageGroup moved into profit growth in constant currency terms for the first time in two...

    4. March 6, 2014

      Organisations should look to internal skills first

      What are you really good at? Is it the same skill that you use in your current position at work? For an alarming number of...

    5. March 5, 2014

      PageGroup gross profits fall 2.5% in ‘challenging year’

      Gross profits at PageGroup fell 2.5 per cent over 2013 after what it called a “challenging year” for the recruitment...

    6. January 20, 2014

      Recruiters’ net fees rise in the UK as confidence gets to work

      Increased demand for permanent staff is boosting UK fee income for three of the country’s largest recruiters – as signs of...

    7. January 14, 2014

      UK recovery helps lift PageGroup

      The performance of the UK arm of recruiter PageGroup steadily improved throughout 2013, providing the latest evidence of a...

    8. October 14, 2013

      PageGroup’s finance chief quits as group cuts profit forecast

      White-collar recruiter PageGroup announced on Monday that its chief financial officer has resigned, as it lowered full-year...

    9. October 14, 2013

      Criticism of McIlwee extends Clarke’s shelf life at Tesco

      Philip Clarke “has fought so many fires, it’s a wonder he has any eyebrows left”, according to retail analyst Nick Bubb. The...

    10. 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...

    11. August 18, 2013

      Interexec figures show rise in executive hires at UK companies

      The number of unadvertised executive vacancies in the UK jumped by 45 per cent in the first half of this year in a further...

    12. August 13, 2013

      Investment case for Willis in its prospects not its past

      Willis can trace its origins back to 19th-century London. It was listed in the UK for more than 20 years. It boasts that it...

    13. August 13, 2013

      Rio Tinto firms on aluminium talk

      Rio Tinto hit a five-month high amid speculation that the miner was moving closer to selling its Alcan aluminium division....

    14. August 13, 2013

      PageGroup hit by Australia slowdown

      PageGroup has blamed a lack of hiring in Australia’s mining and resources sector for part of the decline in its overall fee...

    15. August 12, 2013

      The Week Ahead: August 12 – August 18

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

    16. August 5, 2013

      Recruitment firms step up global consolidation

      Dealmaking among recruitment companies worldwide reached its highest levels for five years last year, as medium-sized UK and...

    17. July 16, 2013

      PageGroup fees hit by lack of hiring in Europe and Australia

      PageGroup warned that there are few signs of improvement in the jobs market, as a lack of hiring in parts of Europe and...

    18. July 16, 2013

      Kate Bostock bounces off from Asos

      The resignation of Kate Bostock from Asos after just over six months illustrates the risk taken by would-be job hoppers. No...

    19. May 10, 2013

      UK directors’ deals: Page, Croma, Rolls-Royce, Clinigen

      Investors in Michael Page International saw steady gains for the first quarter reversed in April as the recruitment giant...

    20. April 29, 2013

      Abenomics fuels demand for Japan traders

      Japan’s new stimulus policies have led to a sharp revival in demand for traders in Japanese bonds, equities and currencies,...

    21. April 16, 2013

      Michael Page: overrated

      Call it the Icarus factor. Shares in international recruitment consultant Michael Page – now rebranded Page Group – tend to...

    22. April 16, 2013

      Smith & Nephew down as FTSE 100 falls

      Trading worries put Smith & Nephew under pressure as the FTSE 100 fell for a third straight day. S&N fell 2.9 per cent to...

    23. April 16, 2013

      Recruiter PageGroup warns on jobs gloom

      European companies’ reluctance to take on permanent staff amid continuing economic uncertainty has hit the profits of...

    24. March 8, 2013

      SThree increases focus on contract hiring

      SThree, the white-collar recruitment company, is aiming to earn the majority of its fees from hiring short-term contract...

    25. March 8, 2013

      Prospects: Downturn survivors find reasons for optimism amid the gloom

      The global economic downturn has not been kind on the UK’s mid-market companies. When the credit crunch began to take hold...

    26. March 5, 2013

      PageGroup sees prospects brightening

      Prospects are looking brighter, says PageGroup – the recruiter once known as Michael Page. While the company expects another...

    27. February 26, 2013

      Walters cuts financial services staff

      Robert Walters, the white-collar recruitment company, has cut almost a fifth of its financial services staff after pre-tax...

    28. February 4, 2013

      Recruiters eye Brics to build business

      Brazil’s dream of shedding its middle-income status is over, some Bric observers have said. But to UK recruitment agencies,...

    29. January 15, 2013

      Michael Page eyes emerging markets expansion

      Michael Page, the white collar recruiter, said it was considering expanding further in emerging markets this year and...

    30. January 13, 2013

      The Week Ahead: January 14 – January 18

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

    31. December 16, 2012

      Recruiter sounds cautious note on businesses

      Uncertainty about companies’ survival has forced recruiter Page Executive to significantly increase its credit checks and in...

    32. November 9, 2012

      Admiral leaps on signal of huge dividend

      Hopes of bumper dividend helped Admiral bounce from a nine-month low Friday. The auto insurer rose 3.4 per cent to £10.54...

    33. October 23, 2012

      Emerging markets: Navigating a path towards new horizons

      How should British businesses approach emerging markets? A glance at the UK’s leading trading partners, and how exports to...

    34. October 8, 2012

      Michael Page warns on profits

      Michael Page, the white-collar recruiter, has warned it will undershoot full-year profit expectations and cut more staff to...

    35. October 8, 2012

      BT drops following earnings concerns

      BT Group was a faller on Monday on fears that results next month would put pressure on earnings forecasts. BT was likely to...

    36. August 30, 2012

      Hays’ shares fall on gloomy UK outlook

      Shares in Hays fell on Thursday after the recruiter warned that the bleak conditions causing a deterioration in the British...

    37. August 13, 2012

      City jobs culls hit Michael Page

      The City jobs cull has taken its tollon Michael Page, the white-collar hiring agency, with banking recruitment in the UK...

    38. July 9, 2012

      Eurozone woes weigh on Michael Page

      The steady steam of banking scandals is hurting the financial services jobs market, Michael Page, the white-collar hiring...

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