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Sweden – Poolia reports revenue growth and a return to profitability

21 July 2015

Swedish staffing firm Poolia (POOLB: SS) yesterday announced revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of SEK 187 million (€20 million), an increase of 5.8% compared with SEK 176.8 million (€18.9 million) during the same quarter last year.    Q2 2015 Q2 2014 Change...


UK – Sharp increase in financial services jobs in June

21 July 2015

The number of financial services jobs in London increased by 53% in June 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor. Month-on-month the number of jobs increased by 56%.The number of professionals seeking new financial services roles inc...


Netherlands – Intermediaries offer independent contractors a better chance of securing work

21 July 2015

Dutch independent contracts (known locally as zzp’ers) have a better chance of securing work when they register with a staffing intermediary, according to research from the ZZP Barometer, commissioned by Yacht, a Randstad company.Nearly seven-out-of-10 (68%) zzp’ers who are registered with an int...


Greece – Despite bailout, contractors likely to be wary

21 July 2015

Despite the bailout deal agreed last week, the austerity measures put in place, high taxation, and social security rates, mean that contractors are unlikely to view Greece as an attractive work destination for the foreseeable future, according to international contractor management specialists CX...


Germany – Bill on restrictions on private employment agencies planned for autumn

20 July 2015

German Labour Minister Andrea Nahles is reportedly planning to table a bill that will add further restrictions on Private Employment Agencies at the end of September or beginning of October, with a cabinet decision expected before the end of the year, according to Ariane Durain, Chairman of the G...


Scotland – Increase in permanent appointment and temporary billings in June

20 July 2015

With demand for temporary staff strengthening, the pace of growth in temporary billings in Scotland quickened in June 2015 compared with May, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs.Recruitment consultancies in Scotland also recorded the fastest rise in three months in permanent s...


UK – Companies confusing recruitment with talent acquisition

20 July 2015

Organisations that confuse recruitment with talent acquisition risk undermining strategic talent management activity, according to James Purvis, head of talent acquisition at nuclear research centre CERN, reports HR magazine. “A lot of people throw the words ‘recruitment’ and ‘talent acquisi...


UK – Agency worker convicted of fraud

20 July 2015

An agency worker, who pocketed thousands of pounds after logging timesheets for the hours she did not work, has blamed her actions on the breakdown of her marriage, reports expressandstar.com.Michelle Moore was previously employed by the Prison Service to work at Featherstone Prison in Staffordsh...


UK – Government proposes allowing use of agency workers during strikes

17 July 2015

The UK government this week launched a consultation paper on removing current regulations prohibiting businesses from providing agency workers to cover duties normally performed by an employee taking part in a strike or other industrial action.The recruitment sector is regulated by the Employment...


UK – NHS finance directors divided on agency staff measures

17 July 2015

More than one in five NHS finance directors fear new controls on agency spending will hamper effort to recruit enough nurses to provide safe care, reveals a new survey by think-tank The King’s Fund, reports nursingtimes.net.Nearly a third (27) of the 97 finance directors who took part in the surv...