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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...


France – ManpowerGroup acquires IT help desk as recruiter looks to diversify

23 February 2015

Digital services company Proservia, a subsidiary of ManpowerGroup France, last week announced the acquisition of the French IT help desk business of global IT services company ATOS. The move was made despite strong opposition from the company’s trade unions, reports lemagit.fr.  As part...


Italy – Key parts of labour market reform approved by cabinet

23 February 2015

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi made important progress with his reform agenda on Friday when his cabinet gave final approval to key parts of his overhaul of the labour market, which will now take immediate effect, reports Reuters.After a four hour meeting, the cabinet approved the legislativ...


UK – de Poel’s Tempo ceases trading, REC unsurprised

23 February 2015

It has been announced that Tempo, a subsidiary of non-permanent staffing solutions provider de Poel, ceased trading in December 2014. Tempo was an alliance of recruitment agencies and hirers, founded with the intention of raising standards in the UK’s temporary recruitment industry.Joe Tully, Man...


Sweden – Record Q4 for Wise Group

20 February 2015

Swedish staffing company Wise Group (WISE: SS) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of SEK 163.8 million (€17.2 million), an increase of 22.5% compared with SEK 133.7 million (€14.0 million) during the same period last year.The company’s operating profit was impacted by...