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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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

    Britain’s mid-sized enterprises more than match smaller and larger rivals in terms of ...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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....

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. April 16, 2013

    Michael Page: overrated

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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,...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. April 12, 2012

    Encouraging start sees Hays revise forecasts

    Better than expected demand in international markets prompted Hays, the recruitment agency, to revise its profit forecasts,...

  36. April 11, 2012

    Michael Page warns outlook uncertain

    Michael Page International, the recruitment agency, said that growth in Asia Pacific and Latin America should help offset...

  37. April 11, 2012

    BT bruised but brake put on FTSE losses

    BT was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100 following a broker downgrade on Wednesday as the index recovered from the previous...

  38. March 11, 2012

    Recruitment sector consolidates on new rules

    New regulations on the employment of agency workers is prompting a wave of consolidation in the temporary recruitment...

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