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UK – City job vacancy numbers falter in February

10 March 2014

The number of jobs available in the City fell by -6% during February 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the February 2014 London Employment Monitor from Morgan McKinley. There was an increase of +11% in City jobs availability, however, compared with the previous month, with...


World – Temporary employment viewed positively by employers and workers

7 March 2014

Employers are generally confident about the value that temporary employment provides, according to research conducted by recruitment firm PageGroup. The majority (80.4%) of all employers surveyed had a positive or very positive perception, although this is noticeably higher in countries with a lo...


UK – Growth in temporary work easing

7 March 2014

While the creation of permanent placement continued to pick up steam in February, growth in temporary billings started to ease, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG.Recruitment consultants signalled the fastest growth of permanent...


Belgium – Temporary blue collar workers outperform white collar workers

7 March 2014

The Belgian economy grew by +1% during the fourth quarter of 2013, but this failed to translate into improvement in the labour market, according to the latest figures from Federgon. In the fourth quarter there was a slight decrease in employment; with further increases in unemployment likely up u...


UK – Impellam acquires education recruiter

7 March 2014

Recruitment firm Impellam (IPEL: LSE) announced today its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Career Teachers Ltd, a specialist education recruitment business that sources short- and long-term teaching staff from the UK and Internationally.Impellam acquired Career Teachers for a tot...


Netherlands – ManpowerGroup acquires payrolling firm

7 March 2014

Global staffing firm ManpowerGroup (MAN: US) announced yesterday its acquisition of a majority stake in Dutch payroll, staffing, and payroll consulting firm Saralrisprofs. This marks the first acquisition by the Dutch arm of the company since it bought recruitment firm Vitae in 2008.Financial det...


Sweden – Firm defends women-only job advertisement

7 March 2014

A Swedish start-up has defended its decision to place two job advertisements specifically stating that they would prefer female candidates, reports thelocal.se. The co-founder of Brisk.io advised that technical firms, such as his, tend to be male dominated and he wants to address the imbalance.&n...


Final Global News Digest

7 March 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts would like to announce that our 7 March 2014 newsletter will be the final edition of our Global News Digest. Due to the volume of emails our newsletter subscribers receive, we feel that the weekly news roundup is a duplication of news that has already been sent out to r...


World – Executive search industry revenues up, but volume down

6 March 2014

Industry trend data from the executive search and leadership consulting sector, released today by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), revealed an +8.5% rise in global revenues over 2012, placing estimated 2013 industry revenues at USD 10.57 billion worldwide.The 2013 annual re...


Netherlands – Incremental improvements predicted for the staffing market

6 March 2014

The staffing industry in the Netherlands is forecast to grow by +0.5% in 2014 and by +1% in 2015, according to research published by Dutch bank ABN AMRO, reports flexnieuws.nl. While the recent economic slowdown significantly impacted recruitment agencies demand has been increasing since the firs...