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  1. February 18, 2014

    Group therapy for business founders

    In the back room of a brewery in the northwest of England, the boss of a family-owned manufacturer is discussing India. He...

  2. November 6, 2013

    How valuable is international work experience?

    As companies grow they spread across the globe, creating international career opportunities – and these are expected to...

  1. October 17, 2013

    Jobless bankers left behind by changing demand for skills

    The global banking sector has seen tens of thousands of redundancies since the start of the downturn. But does this mean...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. July 3, 2013

    Cameroon’s buoyant economy creates strong jobs market

    Cameroon, with its Atlantic coastline, and its interior rain forests, deserts and mountains, is known as “little Africa”:...

  7. April 16, 2013

    Michael Page: overrated

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

  8. March 27, 2013

    Working in African Energy: Companies have the financial power to hire

    A bloody hostage stand-off in Algeria, battles against Islamic insurgents in Mali, and kidnappings of western workers in...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. February 28, 2013

    Hays’ UK division back in profit

    Hays has returned its UK division to profitability after aggressive cost-cutting last year, but the white-collar recruiter...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. December 1, 2012

    SThree to consolidate existing locations

    SThree, the white-collar recruiter, has said it is to slow its expansion into emerging markets and focus on consolidating...

  15. November 29, 2012

    Recruitment Diary: November 29 2012

    ● ‘We are all part-time’ And so to a drinks reception at Ernst & Young’s headquarters in London to welcome the first Power...

  16. November 22, 2012

    Working in Nigeria: Talent needed to match rapid growth

    Nigeria’s healthy economy, compared with the anaemic growth of the developed world, has already lured back many of its...

  17. October 9, 2012

    Weak UK sentiment curbs Hays revenue

    Hays’ net fee income fell less than expected in the last quarter, thanks to strong growth in overseas markets, but the...

  18. October 8, 2012

    Michael Page – tough job

    Tempted to move job? But then struck by the thought that this could be rash, given the economic gloom and doom? Better the...

  19. 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...

  20. October 4, 2012

    Robert Walters hit by slowing Asia

    A slowing market for banking jobs in Asia has hit the fees earned by white-collar recruitment group Robert Walters, but the...

  21. September 3, 2012

    Government programmes hurt Staffline profits

    Losses made running government welfare-to-work programmes pulled back pre-tax profits at Staffline in the first half of the...

  22. 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...

  23. July 16, 2012

    Expansion costs weigh on SThree

    A jump in international expansion costs has dragged down interim pre-tax profits at SThree as the white-collar recruiter...

  24. July 11, 2012

    Hays warns on jobs market as fees drop

    The British jobs market has deteriorated amid a collapse of corporate confidence because of the banking and eurozone crises,...

  25. 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...

  26. July 9, 2012

    Sales fears see IMI lead engineers lower

    Engineer IMI led the London market lower on fears that the eurozone crisis would hit its key markets. A survey of...

  27. July 5, 2012

    Banking slowdown dents Robert Walters

    A slowdown in banking recruitment, particularly in its core Asia-Pacific market, took its toll on Robert Walters, the hiring...

  28. June 28, 2012

    Working in East Asia: Region reduces its reliance on expatriates

    An executive expatriate package in Asia has traditionally included a housing allowance, school fees, perhaps even a car with...

  29. 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...

  30. June 21, 2012

    International Banking: Sector seeks to reduce dependency on top tier

    International banking reached a peak, along with most areas of finance, in 2008. But since then its recruitment trends have...

  31. June 3, 2012

    Recruitment groups shift focus

    A fall in front-office hiring by investment banks is prompting the UK’s white-collar recruitment groups to scale back the...

  32. 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...

  33. March 6, 2012

    Strong demand in Asia buoys Michael Page

    Shares in Michael Page International fell 7.5 per cent as investors took profits after the white-collar recruitment company...

  34. FT Alphaville

    March 6, 2012

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, – Peugeot rights issue looks to raise €1bn – Bloomberg – Profits dip at Tullett Prebon...

  35. March 1, 2012

    Robert Walters reports overseas growth

    Robert Walters reported steady international earnings growth last year, outweighing a fall in profits at the recruiter’s UK...

  36. 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...

  37. February 23, 2012

    Institutions seek business skills but barriers to entry are high

    Senior management positions in the higher education sector demand a range of attributes: the requirements for academic...

  38. February 7, 2012

    Recruiters gain from European transition

    Anyone looking at recruitment companies’ recent growth figures in continental Europe would see little of the economic...

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