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Germany – Adecco’s Regional Head to step down

26 November 2014

Adecco Group today announced that Andreas Dinges, Regional Head of Germany & Austria and member of the Executive Committee, will step down for personal reasons by the end of June 2015. He will, however, remain on the supervisory board of Adecco’s professional staffing companies in Germany; DI...


UK – Despite growth and strong trading, Harvey Nash expects full year operating profit to remain unchanged

25 November 2014

In a trading statement released today, staffing firm Harvey Nash (HVN: LSE ) announced constant currency revenue growth of +1.5% for the third quarter ending 31 October 2014, compared with the same period last year.Gross profit for the period increased by +7.8%, year-on-year, driven by strong dem...


Netherlands – Sustained staffing industry growth continues

25 November 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands increased by +9% during period 11 (13 October – 9 November), according to the latest figures from ABU, the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies.This follows year-on-year growth of +10% in period 10 and +8% in period nine. The n...


UK – Job vacancies outstrip jobseekers for the first time since the recession

25 November 2014

The number of job vacancies has overtaken the number of jobseekers for the first time since the recession, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk.Competition for jobs passed a milestone in October 2014 with the number of jobseekers falling below the number of advertised va...


UK – Candidate experience needs greater priority in large-scale recruitment supply chains

25 November 2014

HR and procurement professionals at the UK’s largest employers need to take a more rounded approach to managing their recruitment supply chain in order to ensure that they deliver the best candidate experience possible in addition to managing costs and time to hire.This is according to new resear...


UK – Candidate experience becoming increasingly important in recruitment process, says Kelly Services

25 November 2014

As many as three-quarters of the UK’s working age population applied for a job within the last year, according to the latest findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI), compiled by recruitment firm Kelly Services.Of those who applied, over half (56%) were satisfied with the application...


Russia – Irish recruitment software firm forms joint venture to target Moscow jobs market

25 November 2014

Irish recruitment software firm Zartis.com has formed a joint venture with Russian technology human resources veteran Artem Zurukin to form a new business called Zartis.ru, reports The Irish Times. John Dennehy, Head of Zartis.com, commented: “There’s a very strong cultural fit between Artem...


UK – Labour to stamp out rogue employment agencies

24 November 2014

Exploitation of low-paid workers by rogue employment agencies will be stamped out by an incoming Labour government, Labour leader Ed Miliband will promise today, reports The Independent. Mr Miliband will reportedly commit himself to closing the loophole that allows agencies to undercut the w...


UK – Huge changes in labour market leaving growing number of younger people in poverty

24 November 2014

There has been a big increase in the number of younger people living in poverty, according to a new study by social policy research and development charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), reports The Telegraph. Research by the Foundation also found a huge change in the labour market, w...


Slovakia – Parliament discussing equal pay for temporary workers and cap on temporary assignments

24 November 2014

A robust increase in the minimum wage, higher collective agreements, and proposed changes to temporary employment laws were some of the developments in the Slovakian labour market during 2014 and into 2015, reports the Slovak Spectator. While the developments have been praised by Prime Minis...