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UK - Compliance salaries set to rise in 2016 according to Robert Half

24 November 2015

According to figures released by Robert Half UK, junior compliance associates are expected to receive a major salary hike next year.

Junior compliance associates will receive the third biggest salary percentage increase at 6.8%, behind mobile app developers (7.4%) and web developers (7.3%). This is above...

Austria - Trenkwalder CEO speaks about the refugee crisis and its impact

24 November 2015

Karoly Pataki, CEO of Austrian staffing firm Trenkwalder, said in an interview that most migrants are overqualified for the jobs they perform. He said that recognition and certification of migrants’ expertise is needed in order to more quickly purse the professions they had in their homeland.


UK - De Poel appoints new Group Managing Director

24 November 2015

According to Bdaily magazine, Cheshire-based recruitment-company de Poel announced today the appointment of Andrew Preston as Group Managing Director overseeing the strategic development and operations of the entire de Poel Group.

Preston first joined de Poel in 2013 to lead de Poel’s route to market...

UK - NHS England cap on agency payments comes into effect

23 November 2015

A controversial cap on spending on NHS agency staff comes into effect in England today in a bid to save over £1.3 billion over the next three years.

By April 2016, NHS trusts will not be able to pay agency staff, such as doctors and nurses, more than 55% more for a shift than a permanent member of staff....

Russia — Get ready for tough, new temp agency law, report says

23 November 2015

A new law in Russia prohibiting ‘outstaffing’ (the local term for temporary staffing) will take effect on 1 January 2016, and a report from CMS Russia says the majority of companies that use recruitment firms for temporary staff will be affected by it.

Temp staffing users are encouraged to review...

UK — InterQuest Group names new CFO

23 November 2015

Technology recruiter InterQuest Group plc (AIM: ITQ.L), has appointed David Bygrave as CFO effective 1 December 2015.

Bygrave has experience in the CFO role within the technology sector having most recently served as CFO of Caplin Group from 2010 until the sale of the company earlier this year.

The announcement...

Sweden — Wise Group reports Q3 sales rose 20%

20 November 2015

Wise Group reported in a trading update tha sales rose 20% to SEK 137.0 million (€14.5 million) for the third quarter, and operating profit jumped to SEK 5.8 million (€612,101) from 1.6 million in the same period last year. The company also reported profit before taxes was reported in euros at €6.1...

Switzerland — Country tops global talent competitiveness list

20 November 2015

Switzerland topped the list of best countries for developing, attracting and retaining business talent, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Center, an organization that studies world competitiveness.

The research ranks Denmark second and Luxembourg third. Rounding out the top10 are Norway, the...

UK — 53% say boards lack skills to handle digital disruption

20 November 2015

A new report by Harvey Nash found that 53% of non-executive directors believe their boards lack the skills to tackle digital disruption, rating it as by far the most needed skill to improve board performance.

Forty five per cent of board members come from a finance or corporate strategy background, but...

UK — Business leaders sign letter over aging society

20 November 2015

A group of business leaders have signed an open letter pledging to help make the UK’s ageing society and economy more sustainable over the next five years. “Without action, our ageing society poses a risk to the UK economy and our business”.

Shortages in the economy are already occurring, according...