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UK – RPO renews four-year contract with Norland Managed Services

17 July 2014

Recruitment process outsourcing consultancy Datum RPO has renewed its contract with Norland Managed Services for another four years in a deal worth £25 million. Datum RPO will deliver a full suite of outsourced and strategic services; including contingent workforce solutions, managed service prog...


UK – Only one-in-10 organisations have confidence in their leadership pipeline

17 July 2014

Leadership development is the number one priority for HR professionals and senior leaders in the UK, according to “Talent Management: Accelerating Business Performance”, a global survey by Right Management, ManpowerGroup’s career and talent management division.More than 2,200 HR professionals and...


UK – Recruiter accidently emails 4,000 workers’ details

17 July 2014

An Oxford-based recruitment agency accidentally emailed a client with the personal details of more than 4,000 workers following a “computer error”, reports The Oxford Mail. The names and addresses of 4,122 agency workers were emailed to a client of recruitment firm New Recruits.Government contrac...


UK – PageGroup announces two Managing Director appointments

17 July 2014

International recruitment firm PageGroup (MPI: LSE) has announced two managerial appointments.Graham Lucas has been promoted as the Managing Director of Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain. Mr Lucas started his career at PageGroup in 2004, as a consultant in Michael Page Retail Operations...


EMEA – erecruit appoints Managing Director

17 July 2014

US-based VMS (vendor management systems) provider erecruit announced the appointment of Roeland Van Dessel to the newly created role of Executive Vice President & Managing Director of EMEA & APAC. In this role, Mr Van Dessel will lead erecruit’s international operations.Mr Van Dessel, com...


UK – Flex Appeal: Why freelancers, contractors, and agency workers choose temporary work

16 July 2014

On any given day in the UK, recruiters place 1.1 million people into temporary work assignments, making it a significant feature of the labour market, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) latest report: “Flex Appeal – Why freelancers, contractors, and agency workers c...


Poland – Temporary worker numbers up but miss-classification undermining market growth

16 July 2014

The number of temporary workers in Poland increased by +10% during 2013, compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Polish HR Forum. During that time, there was an increase of 50,118 temporary workers.The number of companies using temporary workers increased by +14%, ye...


Switzerland – Lift in demand for temporary workers

16 July 2014

After recording a year-on-year drop of -4.9% in May, the number of temporary jobs increased by +1.7% in June 2014, compared with the same months last year, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.Since the start of the year, the number of te...


Croatia – Agency workers not better protected under new labour law

16 July 2014

The Croatian Parliament passed the new Labour Act yesterday, with 80 MPs from the ruling coalition voting in favour and 34 opposition legislators against, reports dalje.com. Last month it was announced that the government approved the inclusion of amendments to the labour act, which were aimed at...


UK – One-in-four fear losing their job

16 July 2014

Even though the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed today that unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in six-years (6.5%), one-in-four UK employees still lives in fear of losing their job.According to the Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Survey (Q2 2014), 29% of UK employees are...