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Europe – Agency worker job market on the path to full recovery

29 June 2015

The number of hours worked by agency workers across Europe increased by 6.2% during April 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Services.Switzerland returned to growth, albeit timidly, after t...


UK – Government must simplify legislation to enable flexible working

29 June 2015

The government must look to simplify tax and employment legislation in order to maximise flexible working and the value of contractors, according to umbrella employment provider giant group.The company found that the government must review existing tax and employment legislation so that contracto...


UK – Graduates have more jobs to choose from but at a lower salary

29 June 2015

This year’s flood of graduates will have significantly more positions to choose from than last year’s university leavers, which has helped lift the number of total available vacancies to a new post-recession record, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk.There were 15,825...


Sweden – Job advert for sex toy tester a step too far for “liberal” Swedes

26 June 2015

Despite their reputation as one of the world’s most liberal countries, Sweden’s Employment Services’ (Arbetsförmedlingen) website has taken down a job advert from a company seeking testers for its sex toys, reports thelocal.se.The advert, which was posted on Monday, was seeking applications for “...


Germany – Hiring sentiment weakens in June

26 June 2015

Hiring intentions across Germany dipped in June, with companies looking to hire fewer workers compared with May 2015 according to the June Employment Barometer from the Institute of Economic Research (Ifo).The index edged down to 107.8 points in June from 108.2 points last month. Compared with la...


UK – Empresaria increases stake in Indonesian executive search firm

26 June 2015

International recruitment firm Empresaria (EMR: AIM) today announced that, pursuant to a shareholder’s agreements originally entered into on 16 April 2009, it has increased its interest in the issued shares of PT Monroe Consulting Group (Indonesia) by a further 10%. Empresaria now owns 90% o...


UK – Job board raises funds to “Get Britain Working”

26 June 2015

Job board Adzuna has raised more than £1.5 million through the UK equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube, in an effort to “Get Britain Working”. Last month Adzuna invited members of the public and angel investors to invest in their business and help get Britain working.More than 400 crowd invest...


Sweden – Private equity firm acquires staffing provider

25 June 2015

Speed Group, a logistics firm and staffing provider operating in southwest Sweden, has sold a 70% stake in the company to Swedish private equity firm Ratos.  Speed Group offers staffing and recruitment services through its Speed Competence and Speed Professionals subsidiaries. The compa...


UK – Younger recruitment firms struggling to secure bank finance

25 June 2015

The average age of recruitment companies using bank finance to fund growth is nine years, five months and 19 days, according to research from contract finance provider Sonovate.The data, taken from Companies House, also reveals that the average age of recruitment companies signing up to bank fina...


World – Adecco selects 33 “CEOs for One Month”

25 June 2015

Adecco Group (ADEN: VX), the world’s largest staffing firm, has selected 33 talented young people from all over the world for the role of Adecco “CEO for One Month” in their respective countries.One of them will be selected to become “Global CEO for One Month” running the Fortune 500 company alon...