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Spain – Companies expanding their workforce

30 December 2015

Over half (54%) of Spanish companies are expanding their workforce, according to Paris-based global executive search and recruitment specialist Antal International.

Despite the expansion, the numbers are still significantly lower than the global average, which is 70%.

The percentage of companies that are...

Ireland – Small firms and start-ups look to hire staff using different recruitment methods

30 December 2015

Start-ups and small and medium-sized companies in Ireland that are intent on recruiting staff are turning to recruiting foreign workers and digital social media campaigns to save money on recruitment agency fees.

According to the Irish Times, small firms and start-up businesses are increasingly recruiting...

Netherlands – Construction companies see an increase in sales

30 December 2015

More than half of construction companies (53%) in the Netherlands expect to close the year with a sales increase, according to Unique Technicum, an HR services provider.

As many as 17% of construction companies in the Netherlands suggest a growth of over 10%. Unique Technicum published this data in the...

France – Temporary employment grows in November

29 December 2015

Temporary employment in France grew by 5% nationally for the month of November 2015 year-on-year, according to data from Prism’Emploi, the French Association of Employment Agencies.

According to the Prism’Emploi data, it seems that the Paris attacks of November 2015 have had an impact on temporary...

Belgium – Temporary worker’s hours on the rise for November

29 December 2015

Temporary workers in Belgium worked 10% more hours in November than they did in the same month one year ago, according to seasonally adjusted data from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.

The year-on-year increase in November is up from the one in October 2015 when the number of hours...

Germany – Employment Barometer: Businesses plan to hire more staff

29 December 2015

According to the Ifo (institute for Economic Research) Employment Barometer, the German economy is creating more permanent jobs. The employment barometer reached 110.5 points in December, rising by 0.6 points compared to the previous month, its highest level in four years.

The service sector had the greatest...

Austria - Trenkwalder announces partnership with Talentsoft

29 December 2015

Trenkwalder, the Austrian staffing firm, has announced a partnership with Paris-based Software as a Service (SaaS) Integrated Talent Management services provider Talentsoft and will focus on services in Eastern and Central Europe.

Trenkwalder plans to expand its product range to the digital personnel...

France – Synergie signs agreement for acquisition of temporary employment company

23 December 2015

French staffing firm Synergie Group (SDG: PAR), through its Germany subsidiary, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the shares of a temporary employment company, which will take effect in early 2016.

The merger of Synergie and the temporary employment company is subject to prior authorization...

UK – REC: Economic outlook is promising despite skills shortages in the labour market

23 December 2015

More than eight in ten (82%) employers in the UK believe economic conditions are improving, while 43% will approach future hiring decisions with better confidence, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).     

The REC’s survey brings...

Wales – Cardiff Council spend on recruitment agency fees revealed

23 December 2015

The Cardiff council in Wales has paid GBP 10.5 million of taxpayer’s money for agency staff in one year, Walesonline reports.

The 2014-2015 figures include the cost of hiring and paying staff. The Cardiff council has stated that it keeps close tabs on agency spending and that the amount of spending...