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UK – Manchester-based workers stay happier in their jobs for longer

6 November 2014

London is perceived by many to be the most rewarding city to work in across the UK, with over a third (34%) of UK workers believing this is where they would achieve the highest level of job satisfaction, according to recruitment firm Randstad.However, after Brighton (11%) and Edinburgh (8%), Manc...


Netherlands – Randstad founder tops Dutch rich list

6 November 2014

Frits Goldschmeding, founder of Randstad, has been named the wealthiest person living in the Netherlands, according to annual Quote 500 rich list. Mr Goldschmeding, who ranked second on last years’ list, is understood to have a personal fortune of €3.2 billion, which increased by +6.7% over the p...


Last Chance - Managing a flexible contingent workforce in France webinar

6 November 2014

There are many ways to contract a contingent workforce in France and all have their own rules, legal risks, and financial issues. Temporary staffing, staff augmentation, and SOW are each the answer to specific needs.Providing customers with a solution to manage all of their non-employees globally...


Netherlands – Sharp slowdown in growth for Brunel in Q3

5 November 2014

Dutch staffing firm Brunel International (BRNL: NL) reported revenue of €348.5 million for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +2% (+3% in constant currency) compared with €343 million last year.Brunel International achieved constant currency revenue growth of +23% in Q1 an...


France – Temporary staffing market declines further

5 November 2014

Temporary employment across France decreased by -2% in September 2014, compared with September 2013, according to the latest figures from the French Association of Employment Agencies, Prism’emploi.The fall follows on from a -0.3% decline in August. Prism’emploi had cautioned that despite reporti...


UK – Decision on holiday pay proves contentious

5 November 2014

British workers have won a ground-breaking case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) to include overtime in holiday pay, meaning that some people working overtime could claim for additional holiday pay, which currently only takes basic pay into consideration when calculating holiday pay, repor...


Germany – Study warns of planned labour market regulation

5 November 2014

In a report entitled ‘Opportunities for All’ the Initiative for a New Social Market Economy (INSM), cross-sector, cross-party NGO, has warned the government that the upcoming legal changes to the staffing market would undo some of the recent successes in the labour market. The report in part...


Sweden – Low demand still the greatest barrier to growth for staffing industry

5 November 2014

Nearly a third (28%) of Swedish staffing agencies expect demand for temporary agency workers to increase during the fourth quarter, according to the latest Staffing Survey from the Swedish Staffing Association (Bemanningsföretagen).The majority (64%) expect there to be no change compared with the...


Netherlands – ISP trade association to train IT professionals the necessary skills

5 November 2014

IT services providers are currently looking for hundreds of new employees, but cannot find them, according to the Dutch Daily Financieele Dagblad (FD). According to Simon Besteman, director of the trade association ISP Connect, the industry’s answer to the skills shortage crisis would be the...


France – DLSI hits a slower patch

4 November 2014

DLSI SA (ALDLS: PAR), the French staffing firm, reported revenue of €135.7 million for the first nine months of the year ending 30 September 2014. A slight fall of -1.5% compared with €137.7 million during the same period last year.In 2013, the firm reported exceptional results for the third quar...