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UK – Demand for professional talent up by nearly a third

9 December 2014

Professional recruitment firms now have +27% more vacancies on their books compared with this time last year, according to new data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).The latest research comes as the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement revealed that the British economy...


UK – Staffing companies listed among Fast Track 100

9 December 2014

Six staffing companies have been listed on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table, which ranks 100 British companies with the fastest growing sales over the last three years.A typical Fast Track 100 company is owned and run by entrepreneurs, has between 20 and 500 staff members, has...


UK – ManpowerGroup survey predicts job creation ‘charge’ early next year

9 December 2014

Manpower's survey of more than 2,000 employers in all sectors suggests larger companies are set to lead a job creation "charge" early next year. Utilities were found to be the most optimistic industry, on the back of investment by energy firms, reports the BBC. Mark Cahill, Managin...


Switzerland – PageGroup appoints Managing Director

9 December 2014

International recruitment firm PageGroup has announced the appointment of Jérôme Bouin to the position of Managing Director in Switzerland. Mr Bouin will oversee the company’s three primary divisions; Michael Page, Page Personnel, and Page Executive.Mr Bouin previously held executive positions at...


UK – Banking and financial services jobs set for growth in 2015, says Michael Page

8 December 2014

Market confidence is strongest among front office banking jobs. With next year’s economic forecast looking considerably positive for banking and financial services professionals, according to the 2015 Annual Banking & Financial Services Salary Survey from recruitment firm Michael Page.The sur...


Denmark – Job adverts hit new post-recession high

8 December 2014

There were 19,000 new jobs advertised online in Denmark during November 2014, the highest level since October 2008, according to job board Jobindex. The latest figures represent an increase of 300 new job adverts compared with October 2014, and 1,900 more than were advertised in June 2014.The inc...


UK – Taxman cracking down on locum social workers according to APSCo

8 December 2014

Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is focusing on contract social workers as part of a drive to stop false self-employment, warns the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).Speaking to Community Care, a representative body of the UK’s social care sector, Samantha Hurley, H...


Sweden – Government crisis means less money for public employment services

8 December 2014

The decision by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to call a snap election on 22 March 2015, following the defeat of his centre-left minority government’s budget in Parliament; means that promised increased spending for the Public Employment Service and the Work Environment Authority will be un...


UK - SThree Results in line with expectations

5 December 2014

SThree plc (STHR: LSE) gave a trading update today and reported a “successful finish to the year with Q4 performance in line with expectations”. Group gross profit for Q4 was up +27% year-on-year and for the full year up +18% at £218.2 million on a constant currency and like-for-like basis.In the...


Netherlands – Staffing agencies accused of ripping off foreign workers

5 December 2014

Staffing agencies are making thousands of euros each month by pocketing reductions in the cost of health insurance policies of foreign workers, according to the Volkskrant, reports DutchNews.Health insurers offer group reductions on policies of between €10 and €15 per person per month. This reduc...