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Europe – Eurociett and UNI Europe sign joint declaration of recommendations on temporary agency work

24 March 2015

European social partners Eurociett, representing the employment and recruitment sector and UNI-Europa, the European trade union federation for private services, have today signed Joint Recommendations to policymakers on temporary agency work.The recommendations are the result of joint research co...


UK – IS Recruitment and Saxus announce merger

24 March 2015

Manchester-headquartered IT and technology recruitment firm IS Recruitment and London-based insurance and pensions technology staffing firm Saxus have announced that they have merged with immediate effect.The two companies will continue to operate as separate entities under a single, as of yet un...


Ireland – Jobseekers advised to clean up their digital footprint

24 March 2015

Jobseekers have been warned to ensure that they have a clean digital footprint so that prospective employers are not put off by their behaviour on social media, reports the Irish Independent.Many people, from senior executives to college graduates, still fail to appreciate the impact of having dr...


Europe – Germany and France contribute to strengthening agency work

23 March 2015

The number of hours worked by agency workers across Europe increased by 6.1% in January 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies.This latest increase marks the strongest growth in a single month since September...


UK – Greater salary transparency with new online tool

23 March 2015

Business Secretary Vince Cable last week announced plans to launch an online tool that will make it easier to find out how much people are paid across the UK’s different occupations, sectors and regions. The aim is that the increased transparency will see the wages of people on low pay increase.T...


Sweden – A fifth of workers want to change jobs now

23 March 2015

A fifth (18%) of Swedish workers want to change jobs immediately, with 33% planning to do so within the next two years. The primary drivers of this workplace unhappiness are bad bosses, according to the Wise Happiness report from staffing firm Wise Group.Bad bosses and a lack of clarity about the...


UK – Corporate environment the principal barrier to women’s progression into senior roles

23 March 2015

Right Management, a ManpowerGroup company, has launched a report investigating the contrast between the success-stories of women-owned business and the lack of progress of women in senior leadership positions within established organisations.The report “When Women Lead, Businesses do Better” sets...


UK – Agency workers often unaware of their rights

20 March 2015

Agency workers are largely unaware of their rights and are afraid to raise concerns for fear of losing their job, according to a study by the Advisory, Conciliation, and Arbitration Service (Acas), reports the CIPD.Of the 900,000 calls relating to agency work received by the Acas helpline in 2014...


Germany – Excellence’s expansion plans take off with the opening of three new offices

20 March 2015

German engineering and project services firm Excellence AG has continued its ambitious expansion plans with the opening of three new offices across Germany, increasing the company’s network to 13 offices.The new offices are located in the south-western city of Mannheim; in Bamberg, Bavaria; and i...


Switzerland – Real estate execs among the best paid in the world

20 March 2015

Unusually high demand for executives has lifted wages across the Swiss real estate market, which has also resulted in the country having some of the highest paid real estate managers in the world, according to two surveys from recruitment firm Michael Page. The unexpected surge occurred desp...