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UK – APSCo 2015 Awards for Excellence – shortlist announced

21 August 2015

The Annual APSCo Awards for Excellence have been part of APSCo’s commitment to identifying, promoting and celebrating best practice in professional recruitment for over 15 years. The rigorous awards process is led by a panel of independent judges. A list of the awards categories and those sh...


Sweden – Healthcare and Education staffing firm NGS reports growth

20 August 2015

Swedish healthcare and education staffing firm NGS Group (NGS: SS) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of SEK 133.8 million (€14.2 million), an increase of 11.3% compared with SEK 120.2 million (€12.7 million) during the same period last year.    Q2 2015...


Germany – Companies planning to add permanent and temporary headcount

20 August 2015

German employers are optimistic about the second half of 2015, with 43% planning to increase their permanent headcount, according to a survey from CareerBuilder. A quarter (27%) of employers plan to increase their temporary headcount, reports ig-zeitarbeit.de.Tony Roy, CEO of CareerBuilder Europe...


Germany – The minimum wage eight months on

20 August 2015

On 1 January 2015 Germany introduced a national minimum wage for the first time. Traditionally negotiated between unions and employers, German wages differ by industry and region.The minimum wage was set at €8.50 per hour and expected to benefit approximately 3.7 million people.Historically oppos...


UK – The Missing Million: older workers pushed out of the labour market

20 August 2015

Research has identified that not only are we heading toward a 7.5 million skills gap by 2022, but just over a million people aged 50+ have been involuntarily pushed out of work and are actively looking to return to the workplace, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The...


UK – Temporary workers benefitting as hiring intentions surge

19 August 2015

Nearly all (98%) of the 600 UK employers surveyed by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) intend to maintain or increase their use of temporary workers in the next quarter, as overall demand for staff continues to rise.The REC’s JobsOutlook found that 79% of employers cited the need...


UK – Temporary workers are flexible but costs need to be managed, says Comensura finance boss

19 August 2015

Financial directors must scrutinise the cost and effectiveness of a burgeoning temporary workforce, according to Brian Kenny, Finance Director of Comensura an Impellam Group company, writing in financialdirector.co.uk.With the rising cost of labour and the increasing usage of non-permanent staff,...


UK – Hundreds of thousands could be falsely self-employed, costing the government millions

19 August 2015

As many as 460,000 people could be “bogusly self-employed”, meaning that workers are missing out on holiday pay, the government is losing tax revenue, and responsible businesses could be undercut, according to Citizens Advice.In its new report “Neither one thing nor the other”; Citizens Advice hi...


UK – Majority of graduates working in non-graduate roles

19 August 2015

More than half (58.8%) of graduates in the UK work in a job that does not require a degree, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).The report, “Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market”, stated that the number of peo...


Sweden – Proffice reports profit growth

18 August 2015

Swedish staffing firm Proffice (PROEB: SS) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of SEK 1 billion (€110.6 million), a decrease of 3% compared with SEK 1.1 billion (€114.1 million) during the same quarter last year.Adjusted for the sale of Proffice Aviation, which was announc...