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Netherlands – Resource Solutions Group opens second European office

2 June 2015

UK-headquartered independent recruitment organisation Resource Solutions Group (RSG) has opened its second non-UK office in Amsterdam. RSG opened its first overseas office in Munich in March 2015. The office in central Amsterdam is part of the company’s European-wide expansion programme. It...


UK - Staffing industry responds vigorously to claims NHS Hospitals are being ripped off by agencies

1 June 2015

Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, has stated that the health service plans to "clamp down on some of the staffing agencies ripping off the NHS".In an interview on BBC One's Andrew Marr Show yesterday, Stevens promised to tackle the high cost of agency spending, stating...


UK – Progression bottlenecks aggravate skills shortage in health and social care

1 June 2015

New research from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) highlights the vital need for more to be done to improve progression routes in health and social care, as demand for those working in the sector is set to soar.Demand for workers in health and social care services is set to roc...


Norway – Skills shortages becoming more acute

1 June 2015

Three out of ten employers in Norway are having trouble finding qualified candidates, a significant jump of 10% from last year, according to the Manpower Group global survey on talent shortage. The list of skill shortages is topped by skilled workers, engineers and drivers.According to Maalfrid B...


Europe - Heidrick & Struggles adds new European leader

1 June 2015

Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), the provider of executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping worldwide, has appointed Sylvain Dhenin as Managing Partner, Western Europe.  In addition to operating responsibility for France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the Benelux cou...


UK – BBC accuses umbrella firm of ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance

29 May 2015

Umbrella and accountancy solutions firm Anderson Group is allegedly promoting an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme which experts are calling "abusive", according to the BBC’s undercover inquiry.The scheme works by exploiting the government's Employment Allowance with the poten...


UK – Disruptive healthcare recruiter to enter US market

29 May 2015

We have a global population that is living longer and growing older, and a global healthcare industry that is struggling to cope.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) by 2035 there will be a shortage of 12.9 million healthcare workers worldwide.On the face of it, the gulf between suppl...


Switzerland – Banking and Accounting professionals in high demand

29 May 2015

In Switzerland, the number of job vacancies fell slightly between April and May 2015 (-1.8%), according to Michael Page’s Swiss Job Index (SJI).However, the situation varies between regions as the difference between the number of vacancies in the German-speaking and the French-speaking Cantons of...


Sweden – Video recruitment start-up expanding to the UK

29 May 2015

A Swedish start-up is hoping its love of selfies will help businesses across Europe sign up the best sales staff while eliminating the lengthy, formal recruitment process, according to Channelnomics.SelfieJobs launched in Sweden at the end of last year, and following success in the wider Nordics...


UK - SMEs have the advantage in recruitment

29 May 2015

Agility of smaller firms makes all the difference in the war for talent, according to the CIPD.Recruitment is definitely the order of the day, with almost half (43%) of the businesses surveyed in the CIPD’s Labour Market Outlook Spring 2015 update saying they planned to increase their workforce....