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UK – Corporate environment the principal barrier to women’s progression into senior roles

23 March 2015

Right Management, a ManpowerGroup company, has launched a report investigating the contrast between the success-stories of women-owned business and the lack of progress of women in senior leadership positions within established organisations.The report “When Women Lead, Businesses do Better” sets...


UK – Agency workers often unaware of their rights

20 March 2015

Agency workers are largely unaware of their rights and are afraid to raise concerns for fear of losing their job, according to a study by the Advisory, Conciliation, and Arbitration Service (Acas), reports the CIPD.Of the 900,000 calls relating to agency work received by the Acas helpline in 2014...


Germany – Excellence’s expansion plans take off with the opening of three new offices

20 March 2015

German engineering and project services firm Excellence AG has continued its ambitious expansion plans with the opening of three new offices across Germany, increasing the company’s network to 13 offices.The new offices are located in the south-western city of Mannheim; in Bamberg, Bavaria; and i...


Switzerland – Real estate execs among the best paid in the world

20 March 2015

Unusually high demand for executives has lifted wages across the Swiss real estate market, which has also resulted in the country having some of the highest paid real estate managers in the world, according to two surveys from recruitment firm Michael Page. The unexpected surge occurred desp...


Europe – Job vacancy rate up in Q4

20 March 2015

The job vacancy rate in the Eurozone was 1.8% in the fourth quarter of 2014, up from 1.6% in both Q3 2014 and Q4 2013, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Union.The job vacancy rate across the 28 European Union Member States was 1.7% in Q4 2014, up fro...


UK – Staffing industry responds to the Budget

19 March 2015

Key statistics from yesterday’s Budget announcement by Chancellor George Osborne included a record high employment rate (73.3%); unemployment at 5.7%, its lowest rate since 2008; job vacancies up 23.5%; average private sector pay up 1.9%; and a record number of full-time workers.Mr Osborne announ...


UK – Perks and pitfalls of working as an overseas contractor

19 March 2015

As a UK contractor, there are very few places around the work that you can’t operate. But, in some countries, professionals can face a potential minefield of regulation and legislation of which they may not even be aware; according to CXC Global, a provider of compliant contractor solutions.Contr...


UK – Arrows Group launches ICG Medical and appoints new Managing Director

19 March 2015

Arrows Group, the International Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Healthcare recruitment services company, announced the launch of ICG Medical as a holding company for its healthcare sector operating brands. Included within the ICG Medical group are two leading healthcare brands...


UK – Staffing Industry Analysts announces winners of 2015 Best Staffing Firm to Work For Awards

19 March 2015

Winners of the 2015 Best Staffing Firms to Work For awards were announced today by Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent labour. The winners and finalists were recognised at the 24th annual Staffing Industry Analysts’ Executive Forum, being held March 16-20 at the Loews Roy...


Switzerland – Challenging year ahead for the temporary staffing industry

18 March 2015

The removal of the base rate for the Swiss franc against the euro, which was announced in mid-January, had been expected to hit the temporary recruitment industry in February. That forecast proved accurate with the volume of temporary work down 10.2% during the month, compared with February 2014....