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France – Temporary recruitment remains unchanged in June

30 July 2014

Temporary employment across France remained unchanged during June 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the French Association of Employment Agencies, Prism’Emploi.This stagnation follows year-on-year growth of +2.3% in May 2014; however, it remains an...


Germany – Cautious attitude to recruitment persists

30 July 2014

German companies are still looking for staff, but remain fairly cautious about recruiting, according to the latest Employment Barometer from the Institute for Economic Research (Ifo). The index remained unchanged at 106 in July compared with June 2014. However the index was up against 105.7 in Ju...


UK – Organisations set to refine talent management strategies in 2014

30 July 2014

Almost half (45%) of UK HR professionals and senior leaders expect 2014 to be a year of growth, marked by increased spending on talent management initiatives, according to survey ‘Talent Management: Accelerating Business Performance’, from Right Management, the career and talent management divisi...


France – Groupe Crit reports strong Q2 revenue growth

29 July 2014

French recruitment firm Groupe Crit (CEN: FP) announced revenue growth of +9.9% (+5.4% on an organic basis) to €429.9 million during the second quarter ending 30 June 2014, up from €391.1 million during the same period last year.Revenue derived from temporary recruitment rose by +11.5% to €361.6...


Germany – ManpowerGroup Managing Director optimistic about future of German staffing industry despite proposed legal changes

29 July 2014

Herwarth Brune, Managing Director of ManpowerGroup Germany, speaking to Staffing Industry Analysts, outlined his hopes for the German staffing industry. Mr Brune is optimistic for the staffing industry in Germany, but critical of the potential legislative changes outlined by the coalition in Nove...


UK – Recruiters to be banned from only advertising jobs overseas

29 July 2014

Recruitment agencies will be banned from advertising jobs exclusively overseas and the period for which European migrants can claim benefits is to be halved, Prime Minister David Cameron is to announce today, reports The Mail Online.Mr Cameron said the crackdown was the latest attempt to rev...


Switzerland – Strong growth in new jobs in some sectors

29 July 2014

The number of jobs advertised in Switzerland increased by +19.3% during July 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the Swiss Job Index (SJI) from international recruitment firm Michael Page.The SJI is a monthly indicator of the number and types of jobs advertised in Switzerla...


UK – Average salary growth doubles in June

29 July 2014

Average salary growth doubled in June, suggesting the labour market recovery is picking up speed, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. Advertised salaries rose to £32,933 in June 2014, growing by +1.7% between May and June, more than double the rate of growth witnessed...


UK – Hays signs partnership with American soccer team

29 July 2014

Hays, the UK’s largest recruitment firm, has signed a three-year partnership agreement with New York City Football Club (NYCFC), which is co-owned by Manchester City Football Club and baseball team the New York Yankees, reports Bloomberg. The London-based company will become the Major League...


Belgium – Growth returns to the staffing industry

28 July 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in Belgium increased strongly by +12.6% in June 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Belgian Federation Staffing Agencies (Federgon).The staffing market rebounded following a slowdown in growth durin...