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UK – HCL win Bleasdale appeal

16 April 2014

Healthcare recruitment firm HCL announced yesterday that it has been successful in defending the appeal of HCL’s former CEO and Executive Vice Chairman, Kate Bleasdale, against the 2012 Judgment of the Central London Employment Tribunal that she had been fairly dismissed. The Employment Appeal Tr...


World – PageGroup’s Q1 reports organic gross profit growth across all regions

15 April 2014

Specialist recruitment firm PageGroup (MPI: LSE) reported gross profit of £126.6 million equating to growth of +6.8% in constant currency during the first quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year.The company’s temporary recruitment business reported year-on-year gross profit growth...


Netherlands – Sales and hours worked rising across major sectors

15 April 2014

Statistics released by the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU) revealed that the number of hours worked by temporary workers increased by +3% during period three of 2014 (3 March – 30 March 2014), compared with the same period last year. Sales during the period also rose by +3%, year-on...


Sweden – Proffice strengthens management team and invests in future

15 April 2014

Swedish staffing firm Proffice (PROEB: SS) announced that commencing 1 June 2014, the company is implementing a change in its organisation to create a more simple and clear structure. The group management is being strengthened by bringing the heads of the group's four largest business units; Prof...


Germany – Scheme to recruit young European jobseekers halted

15 April 2014

Germany said Monday it was no longer accepting applications for a programme to attract young Europeans to its job market, due to overwhelming demand from crisis-ravaged countries, reports globalpost.com.The labour ministry said it had been flooded with interest from jobseekers, particularly from...


UK – Caution still the watchword in financial services hiring

15 April 2014

Despite several reports suggesting that thousands of new jobs could be created in financial services this year, new research claims that institutions still remain very cautious when it comes to taking on new employees for non-business critical positions, reports the Venn Group.Statistics from Ven...


UK – Reed found liable for up to £158 million of unpaid tax by tribunal

14 April 2014

A formal Tribunal ruling has been released concerning the long-running dispute between 12 companies in the Reed Group and HMRC over expenses payments to its workers. The Upper Tribunal has backed an earlier judgment made in January 2012 which found that Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and National Insuran...


Ireland - Jobs up 40% but women undersell themselves

14 April 2014

CPL’s Q1 Employment Market Monitor for 2014 marked the ninth successive quarter of year-on-year growth in jobs posted, since the start of the report in 2012. The rate of growth in Q1 2014, at +40%, was the third highest recorded....


Spain - Sexist ad causes problems

14 April 2014

Certain minimum specifications, including bust size, have caused problems for the Barcelona international comic fair according to the Digital Journal. The organizers, FICOMIC, are in trouble because of a job advertisement placed on their behalf by a recruitment agency, NSH, on that comp...


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...