Hays reported double-digit growth in fees during its financial second quarter, thanks to the performance of its international business, the recruitment firm reported on Thursday.
In a trading statement for the three months to the end of December, Hays reported "strong overall growth" of 13% in net fees.
In its international business, which represents 76% of group net fees, 24 of the 33 countries in which it operates reported double-digit growth in fees.
Regional break down
Regionally, net fees were up 17% in Continental Europe, 16% in Asia-Pacific and 14% in Australia.
The company's UK region, representing around a quarter of the business, saw just 1% growth in net fees. The company said uncertainties surrounding Brexit were having a negative impact on UK hiring as employees preferred to remain where they were, rather than risk career changes in the uncertain environment.