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UK – Real wages growing for first time since the recession

26 September 2014

Real wages grew for the first time since the recession during August, as year-on-year advertised salary growth outpaced the rate of inflation, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk.Average advertised salaries rose to £34,463 in August, up BY +1.9% from £33,873 in August 2...


UK – Labour Party denies crackdown on umbrella companies, says Parasol

26 September 2014

Employment services provider Parasol has responded to reports that if a Labour government were elected in the May 2015 general election it would take action against umbrella companies.It was widely reported earlier this week that Labour party leader Ed Miliband would set out plans to “prevent so-...


UK – APSCo’s recruitment internship programme hailed a resounding success

26 September 2014

An internship programme launched this summer to attract undergraduates into the professional recruitment industry has been hailed as a resounding success by students and recruitment businesses alike.Fourteen recruitment firms and 24 students from universities across the UK took part in the 12-wee...


Poland – Work Service plans share issue to fund future acquisitions

25 September 2014

Polish contract, RPO, and outsourcing company Work Service announced plans to increase the company’s share capital and use the proceeds to fund, among other things, future acquisitions, reports Reuters.Pending approval at the company’s general meeting on 20 October, the company will issue just ov...


Belgium – Strong growth in temporary work eases slightly in August

25 September 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers across Belgium increased by +9.2% during August, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.The Belgian staffing industry has reported year-on-year growth every...


UK – Penna Consulting to announce ongoing positive performance

25 September 2014

At today’s annual general meeting the Chairman of international human resources consulting group Penna Consulting (PNA: LSE) is expected to announce that the company’s performance continues to exceed expectations, reports the Regulatory News Service.Chairman Stephen Rowlinson will make the follow...


Germany – Excellence to nearly double number of offices next year

25 September 2014

German engineering services provider Excellence AG announced that the company will open at least seven new offices in 2015. The company, which currently has offices in Germany and Austria, opened an office in the Netherlands in March 2014.  Vera Calasan, CEO of Excellence, commented: “T...


UK – Spencer Ogden continues North American expansion

25 September 2014

UK-based energy recruitment firm Spencer Ogden announced that it is opening its Canadian headquarters in Calgary as part of a major North American expansion, reports Postmedia Breaking News.This will be the company’s sixteenth office, having recently announced new offices in Orlando, San Diego, a...


UK – Recruiters named Inspirational Women 2014

25 September 2014

Every September Brummel Magazine, which describes itself as the “little black book” for the City of London, which aims to provide carefully curated news and features for cash-rich but time-poor professionals, showcases the most successful women currently working in the City. This year, the m...


Switzerland – Adecco reports weaker-than-usual hiring in September

24 September 2014

Staffing giant Adecco (ADEN: VX) announced that economic uncertainty in Europe has prompted a weaker-than-usual seasonal pick up in hiring in September, reports The Wall Street Journal.The company advised that the weakness was most pronounced in Germany and France, although the North American bus...