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UK – Staffing Industry reacts to the Budget

9 July 2015

Chancellor George Osborne yesterday outlined the Conservative government’s Summer Budget 2015. His reforms on tax, welfare, and the introduction of a National Living Wage mean that businesses will have to pay higher wages but lower taxes, while workers will get higher pay but receive fewer benefi...


UK – Parity Group to withdraw from its digital acquisition initiative

9 July 2015

The Board of staffing firm Parity Group (PTY: LSE) has confirmed that, as part of its ongoing review, it is withdrawing from its digital acquisition initiative. The Board has concluded that, due to the inherent capitalisation constraints as an illiquid small-cap public market company, it has been...


UK – Teen apprentice died after agency rushed through placement to get payment

9 July 2015

A teenager was killed after being put on an apprenticeship by a recruitment agency who wanted to claim a £4,500 government payment for placing him there, a court has been told, reports the Manchester Evening News.Cameron Minshull, aged 16, died after becoming entangled in a lathe while working at...


UK – Staff appointments continue to rise but rate of growth eases

8 July 2015

Growth in temporary/contract billings across the UK moderated to an eight-month low during June 2015, although remained marked overall, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).There was a further increase in permanent staff placements, althou...


Netherlands – Staffing firm Covebo acquired by The House of HR

8 July 2015

Dutch temporary staffing firm Covebo Uitzendgroep, which places workers in the Construction, Engineering, and Logistics sectors, has been acquired by The House of HR, an HR services group that also owns Belgian staffing firm Accent Jobs. Speaking with Staffing Industry Analysts, Jérôme Caill...


UK – Gender pay gap reaches nearly £45,000 for top earners in the finance sector

8 July 2015

Male financial managers are earning almost £45,000 a year more than women working in the same occupation, according to new analysis from specialist recruitment firm Michael Page. Similarly, the annual salary of female health professionals is less than half the salary of their male colleagues.The...


UK – Neville Gee acquired by Ideal Recruit

8 July 2015

Burnley-based recruitment provider Neville Gee has been acquired by Salford rival Ideal Recruit, reports thebusinessdesk.com.Neville Gee, which has 12 staff, has been filling temporary and permanent job vacancies across the engineering and technical, industrial, financial, sales and aerospace sec...


World – Robert Walters reports strong gross profit growth

7 July 2015

Robert Walters (RWA: LSE), the international recruitment firm, reported Group net fee income for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of £60 million, an increase of 15% in constant currency (CC) compared with £53.9 million during the same quarter last year.Net fee income during Q2 2015 was as f...


Netherlands – Slight moderation in staffing market growth

7 July 2015

There were 9% more hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands during the sixth period of 2015 (24 May – 21 Jun), compared with the same four week period in 2014, according to the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU).Sales during period six rose by 10% compared with last year.Th...


UK – NHS commissioning groups spending money to save money

7 July 2015

Saving money – rather than spending it – is a major factor in the recruitment of specialist contractors into the NHS, according to a new straw poll from healthcare recruitment firm Rethink Healthcare.The poll found that all of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) involved reported taking on c...