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Ireland – Construction jobs on the rise

17 June 2014

Ireland’s construction and property sector is picking up pace, with new figures from international recruitment firm Hays’ revealing a threefold increase in the number of jobs on offer, reports The Irish Daily Mail.The latest figures from Hays have further fuelled hopes of economic recovery, with...


World – Money the top driver to switch jobs

17 June 2014

Although more than half of employees (56%) state they have the perfect job, 61% also say that their job is merely a means to make a living and nothing more, according to the latest findings of the Randstad Workmonitor survey.Globally, 75% of the respondents would change jobs if they can make more...


UK – Hays boss attacks damaging visa hurdles

16 June 2014

The boss of Britain’s biggest recruiter has warned that Britain’s ‘arbitrary hurdles’ around immigration are damaging economic growth and forcing firms to relocate overseas to find skilled workers, reports The Standard.Alistair Cox, Chief Executive Officer of recruitment firm Hays, said: “It’s in...


UK – Regulatory burden prompts talent war and salary boom for specialists

16 June 2014

The May 2014 Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor registered a +15% year-on-year increase in City job availability. Month-on-month data shows a decrease of -17% in May 2014 compared to April, which can be attributed to two bank holidays and employees taking extended leave around school half...


Scotland – Staff appointments increase in May

16 June 2014

The latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs shows that growth in staff placements picked up in May, reversing a slowdown in the previous month. Strong demand for new employees drove the upturn, and contributed to marked increases in both permanent starting salaries and hourly pay rates for tempora...


UK – Education recruiter acquires supply teacher agency

16 June 2014

Education recruitment company TES Global, formerly TSL Education, announced its acquisition of Vision for Education, one of the fastest growing supply teaching agencies in the UK. The acquisition is the first step in TES’s strategy to grow its recruitment business beyond permanent hiring solution...


Norway – Vocational jobs hardest to fill

16 June 2014

Skilled labour now tops the list of the most difficult to fill jobs in Norway, according to recruitment firm ManpowerGroup. The greatest difficulty is sourcing candidates with a vocational education.Those most in demand are: Skilled Labourers Education Professionals Engineers Sales Execu...


UK – SThree reports improvement in H1

13 June 2014

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) reported gross profit of £100.9 million for the half year ending 1 June 2013, an organic increase of +13% compared with £91.6 million during the same period last year.Gross profit derived from contract recruitment rose by +22% in constant currency...


Europe – Thousands sign freelancers’ manifesto

13 June 2014

Thousands of freelancers have signed an EU-wide campaign calling for decision makers to recognise and back the independent labour market, in what they claim represents a clear message to the new European Parliament, reports freelanceuk.com.In fact, almost 4,000 independent professionals (iPros) f...


Europe – Collectively agreed pay rises remain limited

13 June 2014

Collectively agreed pay increases remained limited in the majority of EU Member States in 2013, according to Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Collective bargaining remains a major determinant of wage developments in Europe reports mynewsdesk...