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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...


Netherlands – ABU expresses concerns at temp restrictions in collective agreements

5 December 2014

The General Union of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU) wrote earlier this month to Lodewijk Asscher, the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment and Deputy Prime Minister, because the union feels that the number of un-desirable and unnecessary restrictions on hiring temporary workers is growi...


UK - Skills shortage could mean unhappy Christmas

5 December 2014

The number of people placed in permanent jobs continued to rise in November. However, the rate of growth was the slowest for one-and-a-half years. This was the conclusion of the latest monthly Report on Jobs published today by The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG from...