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Croatia – Agency workers not better protected under new labour law

16 July 2014

The Croatian Parliament passed the new Labour Act yesterday, with 80 MPs from the ruling coalition voting in favour and 34 opposition legislators against, reports dalje.com. Last month it was announced that the government approved the inclusion of amendments to the labour act, which were aimed at...


UK – One-in-four fear losing their job

16 July 2014

Even though the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed today that unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in six-years (6.5%), one-in-four UK employees still lives in fear of losing their job.According to the Glassdoor UK Employment Confidence Survey (Q2 2014), 29% of UK employees are...


UK – Automotive job market reports strong growth

16 July 2014

The number of jobs advertised in the UK’s automotive industry rose by +136.7% in June 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to job board and recruitment software provider, Recruitive.The increase in the number of job vacancies in this sector is as a result of new car sales withi...


World – PageGroup reports organic growth across all regions

15 July 2014

International specialist recruiter PageGroup (MPI: LSE) reported organic gross profit growth of +8.9% to £137.2 million during the second quarter ending 30 June 2014, up from £135.1 million during the same period last year.Gross profit derived from temporary recruitment accounted for 23% of total...


UK – Stepstone acquisition of Evenbase to be investigated

15 July 2014

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is looking at the anticipated acquisition of digital staffing group Evenbase Recruitment by job board Stepstone, reports stockmarketwire.com.The CMA is considering whether this transaction, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a r...


UK – Shareholders cautious on recruitment sector

15 July 2014

The recent performance of recruitment sector shares suggests investors believe the UK economy is not performing as strongly as anticipated and that the recovery could be more fragile than first thought, reports The Daily Telegraph.The most recent round of trading updates from companies in this ar...


Germany – Technicians and healthcare professionals needed

15 July 2014

Germany is currently lacking employees in 19 employment sectors, according to a bi-annual study of skilled worker shortages released by Germany’s Federal Employment Agency (BA), reports thelocal.de. These include jobs requiring university degrees and those that do not need an academic qualificati...


Germany – Companies seeking Spanish workers

15 July 2014

German job postings now make up 19% of all overseas positions advertised in Spain, up from 16.9% last year, according to Adecco, reports thelocal.es. The United Kingdom leapfrogged France into second position over the last twelve months and is now responsible for 10.2% of overseas job adverts.Fra...


UK – Top Interim Service Providers listed

15 July 2014

The Institute of Interim Management (IIM) has announced its ‘Top 80 Leading Interim Services Providers’ for 2014. Based on over 35,000 individual votes, the IIM listed the winning providers in four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.The IIM is the UK’s professional body for independent pro...


UK – Hays Q4 growth held back by weak Australian market

14 July 2014

On Thursday 10 July, Hays (HAS: LN) reported like for like net fee income growth of +7%  for the fourth quarter ending 30 June 2014, compared with the same period last year. The company reported growth of +8% in constant currency in net fee income derived from temporary recruitment. Permanen...