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Ireland - Collins McNicholas sold in a management buy-out

25 November 2015

Collins McNicholas and HR Services Group, an Irish recruitment firm, has been sold in a management buy-out that sees the three most senior executives step in to take over the firm.

Colman Collins, who co-founded the group in 1990 with Val McNicholas, has sold his shareholding and steps down as managing...

UK - Boyden announces two senior appointments to lead

25 November 2015

Boyden, the global executive search firm, has appointed Andrew Mann and James Twiston-Davies as partners in its industrial and natural resources practice of talent acquisition.

“I’m very pleased that Andrew and James have joined Boyden to strengthen our executive search business”, John Ellis, a...

Poland — Work Service Group names new president

25 November 2015

The president of Poland-based recruitment firm Work Service Group, Tomasz Hanczarek, will transition to the role of vice chairman of the supervisory board, the company announced last week. And taking over the role of president will be Maciej Witucki.

Work Service Group ranks No. 65 on Staffing Industry...

UK - Hays CEO says we should not fear losing jobs to robots

24 November 2015

During recent media coverage on the future of labour and smart machines, Hays CEO Alistair Cox said it will be humans, not robots, who will continue to differentiate businesses in the coming decade.

In a statement, Hays said that robotics and technical innovation will not spell the end of many jobs, but...

UK - Morson International to provide labour for UK nuclear company

24 November 2015

Manchester-based technical recruiting firm Morson Group (MRN:LSE), announced that it will partner with UK nuclear company, Nu Generation’s (NuGen) Moorside, project in West Cumbria. Morson will be the primary provider of labour staffing for the project, which aims to build the UK’s largest nuclear...

UK - APSCo joins in the slamming of Jeremy Hunt for sham consultation over agency worker spending cap

24 November 2015

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the trade body which represents recruitment firms operating in professional sectors, has accused Jeremy Hunt of a sham consultation on NHS agency worker price caps which came into effect yesterday, 23 November. APSCo said the move that will...

UK - Compliance salaries set to rise in 2016 according to Robert Half

24 November 2015

According to figures released by Robert Half UK, junior compliance associates are expected to receive a major salary hike next year.

Junior compliance associates will receive the third biggest salary percentage increase at 6.8%, behind mobile app developers (7.4%) and web developers (7.3%). This is above...

Austria - Trenkwalder CEO speaks about the refugee crisis and its impact

24 November 2015

Karoly Pataki, CEO of Austrian staffing firm Trenkwalder, said in an interview that most migrants are overqualified for the jobs they perform. He said that recognition and certification of migrants’ expertise is needed in order to more quickly purse the professions they had in their homeland.


UK - De Poel appoints new Group Managing Director

24 November 2015

According to Bdaily magazine, Cheshire-based recruitment-company de Poel announced today the appointment of Andrew Preston as Group Managing Director overseeing the strategic development and operations of the entire de Poel Group.

Preston first joined de Poel in 2013 to lead de Poel’s route to market...

UK - NHS England cap on agency payments comes into effect

23 November 2015

A controversial cap on spending on NHS agency staff comes into effect in England today in a bid to save over £1.3 billion over the next three years.

By April 2016, NHS trusts will not be able to pay agency staff, such as doctors and nurses, more than 55% more for a shift than a permanent member of staff....