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Norway – Survey identifies unmet skills requirements

14 April 2014

Four out of ten businesses have closed down or delayed business because they were unable to find talent with the right expertise, according to a survey published by the Norwegian employer confederation, NHO. A series of articles published in the Aften Posten daily newspaper describe the scale of...


UK - New jobs show market's insecurity according to the TUC

14 April 2014

Self-employment accounts for 44% of the net rise in employment since mid- 2010, with pensioners, part-time workers and ‘odd-jobbers’ the fastest growing groups of Britain’s new self-employed workforce, the TUC says on Monday ahead of the latest employment figures published later this week.The TUC...


UK – Industry bodies respond to Conduct Regulations announcement

11 April 2014

Both the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and APSCo have responded to the announcement of an amendment to the Conduct Regulations (which govern the conduct of the private recruitment industry in the UK) to prohibit the advertising of UK based jobs elsewhere in the EU without simulta...


France – No professional emails allowed past 6pm?

11 April 2014

Would the best response to staff burnout be to oblige staff to shut down all smartphones and other devices past 6 o’clock? The UK press responded very enthusiastically to the idea yesterday, following reports that a collective labour agreement in France introduced the possibility for certain cate...


Germany – Impact of new minimum wage will be limited according to Randstad/IFO Index

11 April 2014

A survey of over 1,000 personnel managers in Germany has revealed that the impact of the new minimum wage on hiring trends is expected to limited. The Index, developed in collaboration between Randstad and the IFO Institute, is released quarterly and highlights the main trends in temporary agency...


Germany – Student restrictions harming German labour force

11 April 2014

Admission restrictions in certain fields of study are harming the German economy and its efforts to address skills shortages according to reports. ‘Handesblatt’, the German business newspaper, refers to a study by the Centre for Higher Education Development which states that 46% of university cou...


Netherlands – Demand for logistics professionals and ICT professionals rise

11 April 2014

According to research by Yacht, the specialist recruitment brand of Randstad, the demand for logistics professionals increased by +29% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same quarter in 2013.Within this field, the highest growth in demand was for logistics managers and supply chain...


World – Hays reports net fee growth and points to Australian stabilisation

10 April 2014

International recruitment firm Hays (HAS: LSE) reported net fee income growth of +8%, in constant currency for the third quarter ending 31 March 2014, compared with last year. Net fee income rose organically by +8% for temporary contracts and +9% for permanent contracts, year-on-year, during the...


Netherlands – Staffing industry is growing again

10 April 2014

After years of decline, the Dutch staffing industry reported growth of +6% in sales during the last quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012, according to the quarterly staffing industry monitor from PwC, reports flexnieuws.nl.Martin Bond, Head of Business Services for PwC, has fina...


Webinar - The VMS Shuffle - How to match a VMS to your contingent workforce programme requirements

10 April 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ next monthly webinar will address the challenges companies face in switching from one VMS provider to another and the critical issues they should be aware of before choosing a VMS.We are becoming ever more reliant on technology to manage our business processes and data...