Kirsten Hastings

Associate Editor

Kirsten Hastings
khastingsSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

Kirsten Hastings is a multilingual journalist and research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts’ London office. She is responsible for managing the Daily News as online editor and producer, covering stories on European and global labour markets. Kirsten monitors and writes about legal issues, companies, financial markets, and economic trends. She is also the author of several research reports. Before joining Staffing Industry Analysts in June 2013, Kirsten attained an MA (Hons) in History with German from the University of Dundee and an MSc in Financial Journalism from the University of Stirling. Kirsten’s understanding of the industry stems in part from the five years she worked as a temporary worker prior to joining Staffing Industry Analysts.

Recent Articles

Financial Results Calendar H1 2015

June 30, 2015

  • See a complete list of financial results across the staffing industry so far in 2015
  • Find out how your competitors or suppliers fared
  • See dates for future financial results releases
  • All events listed are covered in the Daily News 

North American Listed Staffing 1Q15 Financial Results

May 20, 2015

  • Among 22 publicly traded North American staffing companies, 1Q15 revenue increased by a median 5.2% year-over-year.
  • Sixty-eight percent experienced positive y/y organic revenue growth, down from 4Q14's 75%.
  • Forty-six percent reported positive net income, down from 71% in 4Q14.

North American Listed Staffing 4Q14 Financial Results

March 24, 2015

  • Among 24 publicly traded North American staffing companies, 4Q14 revenue increased by a median 5.4% year-over-year.
  • Seventy-five percent experienced positive y/y revenue growth, down from 3Q14's 89%.
  • Seventy-one percent reported positive net income, down from 78% in 3Q14.

North American Staffing Mergers and Acquisitions 2014

January 30, 2015

  • Staffing Industry Analysts noted 70 publicly announced acquisitions of staffing firms in North America in 2014.
  • Healthcare and IT staffing firms were the most frequent targets.

Financial Results Calendar 2014

December 31, 2014

  • See a complete list of financial results across the staffing industry in 2014
  • Find out how your competitors or suppliers fared
  • All events listed are covered in the Daily News 

Japanese election may mean big changes for temporary recruitment

December 17, 2014

Japan’s restrictive temp worker laws are more likely to be amended following the country’s recent snap election.

Rising wages in Central and Eastern Europe to worsen skills shortages in the UK

December 10, 2014

The immigration debate is not limited to the US. Western European jobseekers and politicians have long grumbled about rising migrant numbers and falling job opportunities.

Netherlands: Independent contractor proposal could alter usage

November 12, 2014

A Dutch legislative proposal could affect the use of independent contractors by ending tax incentives and making it less appealing for companies to hire them.

Recruiting agents versus consultants: Why the difference matters

October 22, 2014

Since the Great Recession, the ranks of recruiting agents seem to have swelled, though their tactics can be a turn-off to candidates. How are you being represented?

Skills shortages drive workforce automation

October 15, 2014

When Henry Ford designed the first moving assembly line in 1913, some wondered what would happen to the people who used to do those jobs. Now, companies are looking for more ways to automate as skills shortages are driving costs upward.