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Switzerland – Strong growth in new jobs in some sectors

29 July 2014

The number of jobs advertised in Switzerland increased by +19.3% during July 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the Swiss Job Index (SJI) from international recruitment firm Michael Page.The SJI is a monthly indicator of the number and types of jobs advertised in Switzerla...


UK – Average salary growth doubles in June

29 July 2014

Average salary growth doubled in June, suggesting the labour market recovery is picking up speed, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. Advertised salaries rose to £32,933 in June 2014, growing by +1.7% between May and June, more than double the rate of growth witnessed...


UK – Hays signs partnership with American soccer team

29 July 2014

Hays, the UK’s largest recruitment firm, has signed a three-year partnership agreement with New York City Football Club (NYCFC), which is co-owned by Manchester City Football Club and baseball team the New York Yankees, reports Bloomberg. The London-based company will become the Major League...


Belgium – Growth returns to the staffing industry

28 July 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in Belgium increased strongly by +12.6% in June 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Belgian Federation Staffing Agencies (Federgon).The staffing market rebounded following a slowdown in growth durin...


Europe – Impact of recent legislation on temporary recruitment

28 July 2014

As part of Staffing Industry Analysts’ annual survey of buyers of contingent labour, we asked temporary staffing procurement professionals about the impact of European legislation on their use of temporary workers.Respondents were generally positive about the ‘Pacte de Responsabilité’ in France....


UK – The new key skills for future leaders

28 July 2014

Human Resources departments must seek out four key skills in future leadership teams, according to the latest insights from global RPO and talent management company Cielo. According to the research, in light of the constantly changing business environment the key skills of the senior team now con...


Ireland – Room for improvement in hotel recruitment process

28 July 2014

The hospitality sector faces a challenge in recruitment, with 73% of hotels reporting problems in finding qualified entry staff, reports The Sunday Business Post.According to Jennifer Lee, group HR director of Jurys Inn, companies need to adapt their recruitment process and behaviours to encourag...


Germany – Stagnant labour market negatively impacted temporary worker numbers

25 July 2014

The latest figures released by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) revealed that the number of temporary workers fell during 2013. On average, there were 838,820 workers in temporary jobs during 2013, this compares with an average of 877,599 during 2012.Volker Enkerts, President of the Federal Emp...


UK – Women-only shortlists are unlawful

25 July 2014

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) this week published guidance outlining the positive steps that can be taken to improve the representation of women on boards. The EHRC also announced a GB-wide inquiry into the recruitment and appointment practices of FTSE 350 companies at board lev...


Belgium – New coalition government wants more people at work

25 July 2014

Getting more people into employment is one of the core policies of the newly elected Belgian coalition government, reports expatica.com. The policy has met with the approval of the Belgian Federation of Staffing agencies (Federgon), which views the coalition’s focus on economics, entrepreneurship...