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Sweden – Uniflex secures contract with facilities management company

11 February 2015

Swedish staffing firm Uniflex is one of the companies that has signed an agreement with facilities management company Coor to source staff in Sweden. Uniflex will be responsible for sourcing several different positions within the field of facilities management.Per Eltell, Sales Manager at Uniflex...


UK – NHS’ high cost overseas recruitment of nurses criticised

10 February 2015

Critics have attacked the “ludicrous” use of taxpayers’ money by the NHS, following an investigation by the Telegraph into the high cost of recruiting foreign nurses.NHS managers went on almost 100 trips abroad last year in expensive trawls to recruit foreign nurses, many of whom stayed in post f...


UK – Transportation and logistics recruiter planning for international growth

10 February 2015

Yorkshire-based recruitment firm Specialist People Services (SPS) has announced intentions to buy an Australian business as part of its strategy to turn into a global brand, reports The Yorkshire Post.The firm, which owns transportation and logistics recruitment firm Driver Hire, also revealed th...


UK – The missing million: older workers pushed out of the job market

10 February 2015

More than a million people over the age of 50 have been forced to stop working, as employers continue to discriminate against older workers, reports The Daily Mail.A report, entitled “The Missing Million”, compiled by the Prince of Wales’ charity Business In The Community, claims that over a mill...


UK – Prime Minister calls on businesses to give workers a pay rise

10 February 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron will urge business leaders to give their workers a pay rise, during a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) later today, according to the BBC.Speaking at the BCC’s annual conference, he is expected to say economic conditions have "not been this good fo...


UK – Demand for professional talent up by a third

9 February 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have 29% more vacancies on their books than this time last year, according to a survey data the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Its latest research comes as official figures reveal that that the UK was the G7’s strongest growing econ...


UK – Struggling NHS fuels demand for professional talent

9 February 2015

There was an 11% increase in job availability in London during December 2014, compared with the previous month, according to the January 2015 London Recruitment Index of contract staff compiled by specialist contract recruitment firm Venn Group.The surge in demand for professional talent, when no...


Europe – Nordic countries resisting statutory minimum wage

9 February 2015

Following the introduction of a minimum wage in Germany, nearly every European country has a statutory minimum wage. The Nordic countries, however, are bucking the trend and sticking with their collective agreement model, reports The Nordic Labour Journal.The European Trade Union Confederation (E...


UK – APSCo launches its manifesto for 2015 and beyond

9 February 2015

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has published its manifesto calling for action on a number of areas of future policy that will reflect the diverse structure of the recruitment sector.Samantha Hurley, Head of External Affairs & Compliance for the organisation, commen...


World – LinkedIn reports strong revenue growth, although higher costs weigh on income

6 February 2015

LinkedIn (LNKD: NYSE), the online professional network, yesterday reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of USD 643.4 million, an increase of 43.9% from USD 447.2 million during the same period last year.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change Revenue US...