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Germany – Recruitment outlook improves in August

27 August 2014

Despite recent geopolitical crises in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, German companies have shown an increasing willingness to recruit, according to the latest Employment Barometer from the Institute for Economic Research (Ifo).The index rose to 107 points in August, up from 106 in July and 1...


France – Groupe Fed launches new interim management recruitment business

27 August 2014

French staffing firm Groupe Fed have announced the launch of a new business specialising in the recruitment of interim managers. The new company, Interim Resources (Ressources Transition) will focus on sourcing highly skilled professionals to fill roles associated with managerial emergencies, cor...


Spain – Worker mobility hits five-year high

27 August 2014

A quarter (24%) of workers in Spain have either changed job in the same company or found another job in the first half of 2014, the highest level of labour mobility in five years, according to the Randstad Workmonitor, reports Expansion.The severity of the financial crisis in Spain and the destru...


UK – Construction talent pool shrinking as demand for workers grows

27 August 2014

While the construction industry is one of the first sectors to feel the full force of a recession, it is often among the last to show signs of recovery, reports Construction News.According to the recent Construction News Barometer, nearly 90% of construction leaders surveyed said the skills short...


Sweden – SJR in Scandinavia continues outperforming the market

26 August 2014

Swedish staffing firm SJR in Scandinavia AB (SJRB: SS) reported revenue for the three months ending 30 June 2014 of SEK 72.7 million (€7.9 million), an increase of +19.7% compared with SEK 60.9 million (€6.7 million) during the same period last year.The company achieved an operating profit of SEK...


UK – Advertised salaries rise for the first time since the recession

26 August 2014

On an annual basis, salaries increased for the first time since the recession, with advertised salaries up by +0.9% compared to July 2013, according to the latest UK Job Market report from Adzuna. There was also a +2.9% increase month-on-month in July, the fourth consecutive month in which wages...


Europe – Bench International appoints Vice President of executive recruitment

26 August 2014

Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruitment and consulting firm Bench International, which specialises in the life sciences sector, has appointed Dr Sally Barennes as Vice President of executive recruitment. Dr Barennes is now responsible for business development, client relationships, and se...


Sweden – Good work/life balance more important than job status

26 August 2014

Being rich in life experiences and having a good work/life balance are the status symbols that are most important to Swedish workers, according to the Manpower Work Life survey.Monica Långbo, HR Director of ManpowerGroup Sweden, commented: “It is clear that many workers appreciate a good life out...


UK - Government seeks help to expose businesses using loopholes to get around new zero-hours contract legislation

25 August 2014

According to The Guardian, the business secretary, Vince Cable, has urged employers and trade unions to expose loopholes in zero-hours contracts that could be exploited by "rogue employers" in the wake of a looming crackdown on the controversial employment terms.As announced in our Dail...


Netherlands - New laws failing the self-employed

25 August 2014

According to FlexNieuws, Wessel van Alphen, the corporate ambassador for Dutch staffing specialist, IT Staffing, current employment laws and regulations are not adapted to the needs of independent contractors and knowledge workers. Therefore, a new legal framework should be introduced: "Ther...