Kirsten Hastings

Journalist/Researcher

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

North America News Report May 2014

June 4, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by category and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

Fighting forced labor: Orgs need to intensify efforts

May 21, 2014

Staffing and labor organizations are partnering to combat the existence of forced labor, though such efforts may seem insignificant.

Use of Younger Temps Falls at UK Agencies; Demand Up for Older Workers

May 14, 2014

Use of temporary workers age 34 and younger is declining in local government and other public bodies across the U.K., while the use of older temporary workers rose.

North America News Report April 2014

May 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse the news by topic and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

REC to EU Parliament: Get Europe Back to Work

April 30, 2014

Ahead of next month’s European Parliamentary elections, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body for the U.K.’s recruitment industry, sent a policy briefing to the 59 U.K. members of the European Parliament seeking re-election explaining the important role recruiters... More

Thousands of UK Self-Employed Lacked Options; Prefer Permanent Worker Status

April 23, 2014

Despite the high levels of unemployment, recent data reported by British newspaper The Independent revealed that a tenth of Britain’s 4.5 million strong self-employed workforce would rather have a “normal” job. 

Germany Passes Minimum Wage But Not Everyone’s Happy

April 9, 2014

Germany has passed the “most momentus law” in decades, becoming the 21st EU member state to institute a minimum wage. 

North America News Report March 2014

April 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by category and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

Europe’s Agency Work Directive ‘Imbalanced’

March 26, 2014

A European Commission report finds universal, correct application of the Agency Workers Directive among member states, but the president of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) find the results disappointing.

Celebrate the Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2014

March 13, 2014

What makes employees love their workplace? Many think it’s the lavish perks that draw workers in, but according to workers at this year’s Best Staffing Firms to Work For, it’s more about management, empowerment and success.