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UK – Stark differences between men and women’s salary and job expectations

19 November 2014

Fewer than one-in-seven UK women envisage their ideal salary being above £100,000 a year, fewer than half the proportion of men who aspire to earn that much, according to job board Adzuna, reports The Telegraph. Asked to name their target salary, just 14% of women went for the top option of...


UK – Fears over quality of out-of-step training and skills on the workforce

19 November 2014

The UK’s system of training and skills provision is growing increasingly out of step with the needs of the modern economy and that change is needed if the UK workforce is to remain competitively skilled, according to new research from the Skills Commission, report civilserviceworld.com. The...


UK - What’s happening with RPO?

19 November 2014

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a growing trend. The market was worth we estimated $4.4 billion in 2013 and placed at least 2 million permanently and contingent workers. Amongst the 270+ buyers with more than 1,000 global employees we surveyed this year, 30% are looking to seriously empl...


Sweden – SJR in Scandinavia reports strong Q3 profit growth

18 November 2014

Swedish staffing firm SJR in Scandinavia AB (SJRB: SS) reported revenue for the three months ending 30 September 2014 of SEK 69.7 million (€7.5 million), an increase of +29% from SEK 54.2 million (€5.9 million) during the same period last year.The company achieved operating profit of SEK 7.2 mill...


Switzerland – Despite volatility, staffing market expected to grow

18 November 2014

The volume of temporary work decreased by -3.7% during October 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.This follows a year-on-year decline of -8.7% in September and growth of +6.8% in August.Since...


UK – Ineffective talent strategies risking future business growth

18 November 2014

While reports indicate that economic outlook in the UK is improving, a recent survey from TheJobPost has revealed that too few organisations are preparing existing staff for future growth. Such an oversight could cost businesses some of their best staff, to the detriment of the company’s competit...


Poland – Friendly recruitment practices pay dividends

18 November 2014

Almost half (46%) of candidates reported a negative impression of a business’s products or services as a result of their recruitment process, according to a survey conduction by the Coalition for Friendly Recruitment.The survey also found that although 65% of employers said they believed it was i...


UK – The Glass Ceiling – Why are women under-represented at senior levels in the staffing industry?

18 November 2014

The “Glass Ceiling” is an issue for the recruitment industry. Research shows that while the focus may be on getting women represented on the boards of companies, there is a serious shortage of women in middle management aspiring to be the leaders of tomorrow.The Female FTSE Board report 2013 indi...


Poland – Strong boost to Work Services’ revenues from acquisitions

17 November 2014

Polish contract, RPO, and outsourcing company Work Service last week reported revenue for the three months ending 30 September 2014 of PLN 488.3 million (€115.3 million), an increase of +104.4% from PLN 238.9 million (€56.4 million) last year.The company reported gross profit of PLN 54 million (€...


Ireland – CPL Resources top provider of agency staff to Health Service Executive

17 November 2014

Irish recruitment firm CPL Resources (CPL: ID) netted over €50 million in sales last year providing agency staff to the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE), earning more than €10 million more than its closest competitor, reports the Irish Independent. The €50.1 million paid to CPL Resources...