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UK – Randstad Education Awards winner announced

3 June 2014

Three schools have been announced as the winners of the 2014 Randstad Education Awards. The Randstad Education Awards were launched to celebrate Randstad Education’s 20th anniversary of supplying staff to the education sector. Netherfield Primary School in Nottingham, Whitely Bay H...


UK – Businesses plan to hire more graduates this year

2 June 2014

British businesses are planning to recruit more graduates this year, although competition for jobs remains fierce, according to a new study.According to a report by employment researcher Incomes Data Services (‘IDS’), employers expect to hire +18% more graduates in 2014, up from the modest improv...


UK – Recession proved to be beneficial to Financial Services sector according to staff

2 June 2014

A quarter of the UK’s financial services staff believe that change brought on by the economic downturn has had a positive impact on the sector, according to a survey by Randstad Financial & Professional.The survey of 2,000 UK staff examining attitudes to change in the workplace, revealed that...


UK – Report warns that IT skills shortages could scupper business growth prospects

2 June 2014

The combination of IT skills shortages and increasing talent demands could scupper business growth unless closer ties are formed between students and industry leaders, according to specialist recruitment firm, ReThink Recruitment.ReThink has argued that the sector is reaching a critical point in...


Germany – Over half of employees benefit from collective agreements

2 June 2014

In 2013, around 50% of employees worked in establishments which were considered a sectoral collective agreement. This is shown by data from the IAB Establishment Panel, an annual survey of more than 15,000 companies by the Institute for Labour Market and Employment Research (IAB).Since 1996,...


Netherlands – ABU launches ‘More flexible’ campaign

2 June 2014

The Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU) has launched a new campaign entitled ’Netherlands: More flexible’, to stress the value of temporary work.The campaign is a continuation of the study, The Future of Flex, which ABU recently presented. This shows that the flexibility in th...


UK – Prime People revenue up

30 May 2014

Prime People (PRP: AIM) reported revenue growth of +10.6% to £14.42 million pounds, from £13.04 million pounds for the year ended 31 March 2014. Net Fee Income increased 9.2%: £7.6m in 2013 to £8.3m. For other results, see the diagram below....


Netherlands – Staffing firms have to cut costs to compete

30 May 2014

Eric Huliselan of ABN AMRO has produced a brief review of the staffing industry in the Netherlands. He highlights the fact that the economic crisis has led to a decline in staffing volumes, tariffs, revenue and margin. In addition, structural changes have increased the pressure on “traditional” a...


UK – New candidates up +27% at Frontline Recruitment

30 May 2014

Non-listed Frontline Recruitment, an agency headquartered in Bradford, has seen a +27% increase in the number of new candidates it has placed in jobs during the first quarter of 2014 according to the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.During the first three months of 2014, Frontline placed 487 new jobs...


UK - More flexibility for permanent staff

30 May 2014

New laws will come into force this June, which will make flexible working available to all employees regardless of their caring responsibilities according to North West law firm Maxwell Hodge.Currently, only employees with parental or care responsibilities have a right to request a flexible worki...