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UK – Criticism of using overseas and agency nurses insulting, says senior health service manager

26 February 2015

The rhetoric and criticism surrounding the increasing use of overseas nurses to cope with NHS staffing shortages has been described as “insulting” by a senior health service manager, reports Nursing Times.Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of the NHS Employers organisation, said some of the lan...


UK – Hays reports record first half performance in some key countries

25 February 2015

UK-based international recruitment firm Hays (HAS: LN) reported turnover for the six months ending 31 December 2014 of £1.9 billion, an increase of 3% (7% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis) from £1.8 billion during the same period a year ago.Exchange rate movements decreased net fees and operating p...


UK – Majority of temporary workers earn more or the same as permanent counterparts, says REC

25 February 2015

A third of employers (36%) say that temporary workers earn more than they would on a permanent contract at their company, and 56% say temporary workers earn the same. Only 2% say that temporary workers earn less, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confede...


Germany – Hiring intentions dip in February

25 February 2015

German companies proved slightly less willing to hire new staff in February, according to the February Employment Barometer from the German Institute for Economic Research (Ifo).The index fell to 106.8 points in February, down from 108.1 points in January 2015. The index was also down, compared w...


Netherlands – UK recruiter opens in Amsterdam and plans for further growth

25 February 2015

Bristol-based Opus Recruitment Solutions is set to open an office in Amsterdam, reports businessleader.uk.com. The IT and Oil & Gas recruitment company currently has offices in London and Sydney, with its main offices in Bristol.Darren Ryemill, founder and CEO of Opus, commented: “We are now...


Belgium – Adecco guilty of discrimination and fined €50,000

24 February 2015

Adecco, the largest staffing firm in the world, has been condemned by the Brussels Court of Appeal for discriminatory recruitment practices in Belgium and ordered to pay €50,000 in compensation, reports deredactie.be.In a case that dates back to 2001, Adecco was found guilty of keeping so-called...


Interview - Market adoption of RPO in Europe is blooming, says ManpowerGroup’s Global RPO President

24 February 2015

Companies in need of hiring additional staff generally choose one of two routes: MSP (Managed Service Provider) or RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing).“RPO is typically fulltime,” said Kate Donovan, senior vice president ManpowerGroup Solutions and Global RPO President, during an interview with...


UK – Low pay commission recommends 3% increase in minimum wage

24 February 2015

The UK’s Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recommended that the government increase the national minimum wage (NMW) by 3% to £6.70, up from £6.50 at present. With inflation now forecast at 0.5%, the LPC’s recommendation, if accepted by the government, would be the largest real-terms increase in the NM...


Switzerland – Exodus of pharmaceutical professionals as costs rise

24 February 2015

Pharmaceutical professionals are more likely to find their next career opportunity in Ireland, the Czech Republic, or in Eastern Europe, rather than in Switzerland, according to NonStop Recruitment.Research by the pharmaceutical and medical devices recruitment specialists found that many firms ha...


Europe – Significant gains in European markets boost Egon Zehnder’s results

23 February 2015

US-headquartered executive search and talent management firm Egon Zehnder reported revenue growth of 9.8% to €517.2 million in 2014, compared with last year.The company’s performance was driven in part by the mature markets across Europe, namely the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Nord...