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Poland – Acquisitions give strong boost to Work Service’s annual revenue

25 March 2015

Polish contract, RPO, and outsourcing company Work Service last week reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of PLN 1.7 billion (€423.4 million), an increase of 89.4% from PLN 918.4 million (€223.5 million) in 2013.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue PLN 1.7...


UK – Majority of businesses will have to hire more staff if demand increases

25 March 2015

Four-in-10 UK employers (39%) have no capacity to take on more work without hiring additional staff, and a further 56% have only a little capacity, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).The latest data shows another month-on-month increas...


Switzerland – Demand for finance, taxation, and research professionals up

25 March 2015

As a result of the decision by the Swiss National Bank in January 2015 to remove the franc’s exchange rate peg to the euro, Swiss finance professionals are in strong demand.Between February and March 2015 there was a decrease of 2.6% in the number of vacancies across Switzerland, which has been a...


UK – Resource Solutions Group opens first international office in Germany

25 March 2015

Independent UK recruitment company Resource Solutions Group (RSG) has opened its first office in Munich, as part of a European-wide expansion programme. The office has opened under the group’s Sanderson brand following five years of consolidated growth within the UK.RSG should not be confused wit...


Switzerland – Temporary workers better qualified and earning more

24 March 2015

Temporary workers in Switzerland are now significantly better qualified and paid compared with four years, according to Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.The survey, conducted by private research institution gfs-Zurich on behalf of Swiss Staffing, interviewed 1,000 people...


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...