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UK – Recruiters listed among Sunday Times Top Track 250

13 October 2014

The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales. Typical Top Track 250 companies have sales ranging between £140 million and £650 million, have between 100 and 5,000 members of staff, and are generally owned and run by...


UK – National Online Recruitment Awards announces 2014 finalists

13 October 2014

The National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs), now in its fourteenth year, has announced their finalists for 2014. The winner of each category of the 13 categories will be announced at an event in London on 12 November.Stephen O’Donnell, Chairman of NORA, spoke to Staffing Industry Analysts abou...


France – Growth in temporary work slows

10 October 2014

The number of temporary workers across France in August increased by +5.9% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from French job centre Pôle Emploi. This follows year-on-year growth of +9.6% in July and +7% in June 2014.Compared with July, the number of temporary...


Denmark – Job market returns to growth after faltering in June

10 October 2014

Despite being generally characterised as weak, the Danish job market has made steady progress since the labour market bottomed out in December 2009, according to job board Jobindex (JOBND: CPH).There were 12,500 jobs added in December 2009. Since then the number of new jobs posted online has incr...


Netherlands – Contract and freelance work on the rise, but changes ahead with new legislation

10 October 2014

The number of Dutch companies using contract and freelance workers increased by +11% during the third quarter of 2014, compared with the same period last year, according to payroll company Tentoo.The number of people choosing to work as contractors and freelancers also increased during the same p...


UK – Request for Polish speaking job candidates slammed

10 October 2014

Following reports yesterday that the government’s Universal Jobmatch website is publishing job adverts using terms that could be breaking anti-age discrimination laws, jobseekers in North Yorkshire have criticised a job advert stating that the preferred candidate should speak Polish, reports The...


World – Hays reports net fee income growth in all regions

9 October 2014

International recruitment firm Hays (HAS: LSE) reported net fee income growth of +9%, on a like-for-like (LFL) basis, during the first quarter ending 30 September 2014, compared with the same quarter last year.Net fees derived from the company’s Temporary Staffing segment, which accounted for 58%...


World - Staffing industry experts discuss current trends and concerns

9 October 2014

Staffing industry consultant and advisor Graham Palfery-Smith last week hosted a roundtable event for several industry executives and invited Staffing Industry Analysts to come along.Graham, who sits on the boards of each of the recruitment companies present, in addition to others, explained: “Th...


UK – Government job board accused of age discrimination

9 October 2014

The government's Universal Jobmatch website is publishing adverts using terms that could be breaking anti-age discrimination laws, according to the BBC. Similar jobs adverts were also found on job board Reed.co.uk.On both sites, hundreds of employers say they want "recent graduates"...


Italy – EU leaders agree push for jobs

9 October 2014

At yesterday’s European Union Heads of State and Government gathering in Milan, EU leaders differed on how to approach job creation and economic growth, but they did agree that funding was key, reports ansamed.info. The EU leaders did not unveil an organised plan for combating the problems,...