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Germany – East is East and West is West

27 July 2015

Twenty five years after the reunification of Germany there are still appreciable difference between the labour market in the East and West according to a new study by Institute for Employment Research (IAB). For a long time, unemployment in the East was twice as high as in the West. Although...


EU - Eight countries open their labour markets for Croatians

27 July 2015

Croatian citizens will have unlimited access to work in Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain the EU Commission has announced.Croatia joined the EU in July 2013. Members of the trade bloc can limit access to their labour markets for citizens from new member states...


Scotland - Youth recruitment scheme scores top marks

27 July 2015

Research by the University of Glasgow has revealed that all of the Scottish businesses which have received Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation rate the experience as “positive” or “very positive”.The research, which was carried out by the University’s Training and Employment Research U...


World – Robert Half report strong growth, led by Protiviti and Technology divisions

24 July 2015

Robert Half (RHI: NYSE), the US-headquartered international professional staffing firm, yesterday reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of USD 1.27 billion, an increase of 9.2% (13% in constant currency) compared with USD 1.16 billion during the same quarter last year. ...


Netherlands – Actief Interim acquires Vebego staffing and payroll firms

24 July 2015

Belgian temporary staffing firm Actief Interim has acquired Dutch temporary staffing firm Tence Inzetbureau and sister company Tence Payroll from Vebego, a privately owned recruitment firm and service provider based in the Netherlands.The acquisitions form part of Actief’s strategy to become one...


Netherlands – Job vacancies up by a quarter

24 July 2015

The total number of job vacancies posted online in the Netherlands increased by 26% in Q2 2015, compared with the same quarter in 2014, according to data from CV parsing and semantic search & match software provider Textkernal.There were 2.6 million job adverts posted online in the three mont...


Ireland – Two-fifths of workers reliant on “insecure contracts”, says Union boss

24 July 2015

Two out of every five workers in Ireland are reliant on “insecure contracts” meaning that the country ranks towards the bottom of a European league table when it comes to providing workers with secure employment, according to Jimmy Kelly, Secretary of trade union Unite Ireland, reports...


France – Synergie reports strong international growth, plans for acquisitions

23 July 2015

French staffing firm Synergie (SDG: PAR) reported constant currency (CC) revenue growth of 8.8% to €457.7 million during the second quarter ending 30 June 2015, up from €420.6 million during the same period last year.Revenue for the second quarter was broken down as follows:   Q2 2015...


Germany – Amadeus FiRe reports revenue growth across all business segments

23 July 2015

German staffing and training services firm Amadeus FiRe (AAD: GR) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2015 of €82.3 million, an increase of 8.9% compared with €75.5 million during the same period last year.    H1 2015 H1 2014 Change Revenue €82.5 mill...


Netherlands – Please Payroll acquires dna360

23 July 2015

Dutch payroll company Please Payroll has acquired rival firm dna360 in a bid to become one of the three largest payroll companies in the Netherlands by 2020.The acquisition will add an estimated €24 million in revenue from dna360 to Please Payroll, which achieved annual revenue of €84 million las...