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Netherlands – Temporary worker sets fire to Randstad office

24 September 2014

A temporary worker from the southern city of Tilburg yesterday morning entered a branch of recruitment firm Randstad, poured a container of petrol over empty desks, and set fire to it, reports omroepbrabant.nl.The 54-year old unnamed arsonist was arrested by police and taken to hospital for obser...


UK – Majority of employers using temporary workers to access strategic skills

24 September 2014

Eight out of ten UK employers (79%) are using agency workers to provide short-term access to strategic skills, according to the JobsOutlook report published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Data for August also showed that business stability is returning, as the number...


UK – Recruitment firm bought out of administration

24 September 2014

More than 200 jobs have been saved after Stockton-based recruitment firm MC2 Technical Recruitment Ltd was bought out of administration by recruitment firm Jark Plc, reports The Journal Newcastle.MC2, which specialises in oil & gas and renewable energy sector recruitment, entered administrati...


Europe – Commission welcomes new Public Employment Services Network

24 September 2014

The European Commission (EC) has welcomed the official launch of the Public Employment Services Network (PESN), a new cooperation structure helping Member States further coordinate their policies and actions against unemployment and reinforce the European economic governance framework, reports ec...


UK – Kate Bleasdale back in court for bankruptcy petition

24 September 2014

Former Healthcare Locums (HCL) Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO Kate Bleasdale was back in court yesterday for her long-running employment dispute against her former business partner Debbie Forster, reports The Telegraph.The pair have been locked in litigation for five years, over a company called...


World – Adecco claims social media is the new job market place

23 September 2014

Recruitment giant Adecco Group, has published its latest report, “#SocialRecruiting - Job Search, Digital Reputation and HR Practices in the Social Media Age”. Key findings show that social media is, and will increasingly become, the new job market place, but best practices and impacts are not al...


France – Return to employment growth unlikely to be swift

23 September 2014

Since early 2012, the increase in the number of unemployed people in France has been almost uninterrupted, reports The Economic Intelligence Unit. In addition to the weakness of real GDP growth, unemployment is being elevated by demographic trends and structural rigidities in the labour market.In...


UK – Employment law changes in October

23 September 2014

There has been a raft of employment law changes already this year; including the extension of the right to request flexible working, and the introduction of early conciliation, which provides an opportunity to settle workplace disputes without going to court, reports personneltoday.com.While empl...


Netherlands – NMC-Nijsse joins Boyden Global Executive Search

23 September 2014

Dutch executive search company NMC-Nijsse International has joined Boyden Global Executive Search. The new Boyden Netherlands team will enhance the firm offering in key global markets and sectors; including Board and C-Level assignments in consumer/retail, energy, financial & professional ser...


UK – Thousands delaying retirement

23 September 2014

Thousands of workers have been forced to delay their retirement for financial reasons over the last five years, according to a study by Saga, a company which offers a variety of products and services to those aged over 50, reports The Daily Mail.With greater numbers of older workers remaining in...