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UK – Union takes court action over use of agency workers to break strike

18 July 2014

Unite, the UK’s largest trade union, has threatened Northampton General Hospital (NGH) with legal action over claims that agency workers are forming their own companies and stepping in for striking workers.The union claims it is the first time a National Health Service (NHS) hospital has faced le...


UK - £15.5 billion wasted on recruitment annually

18 July 2014

Recruiters are wasting £15.5 billion per year by placing the wrong people in the wrong job, according to a survey by psychometric testing company PeopleMaps. In a recent survey of 1,569 people, 58% stated that they were working in environments incompatible with their personality, meaning they wer...


UK – Recruitment firms breach pensions auto-enrolment rules

18 July 2014

Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveals that, between 1st October 2012 and 30th April 2014, the Pensions Regulator recorded 25 breaches by recruitment agencies and staffing firms, according to outsourced employment provider Parasol.Warning letters were issued in 16 cases, while...


Portugal – Association of Private Employment Agencies elects new board

18 July 2014

The Portuguese Association of Enterprises in the Private Employment Sector (APESPE) has announced the election of its new board of directors. The new board will remain in post for the next four years.Alfonso Carvalho, Country Manager for Kelly Services Portugal, has been appointed to the position...


Sweden – Uniflex struggling in most markets

17 July 2014

Swedish staffing firm Uniflex AB (UFLXB: SS) reported revenue of SEK 287.4 million (€31.1 million) for the three months ending 30 June 2014, a fall of -22.1% compared with SEK 369 million (€39.9 million) a year ago.The company reported an operating profit of SEK 100,000 (€10,810), a substantial d...


UK – RPO renews four-year contract with Norland Managed Services

17 July 2014

Recruitment process outsourcing consultancy Datum RPO has renewed its contract with Norland Managed Services for another four years in a deal worth £25 million. Datum RPO will deliver a full suite of outsourced and strategic services; including contingent workforce solutions, managed service prog...


UK – Only one-in-10 organisations have confidence in their leadership pipeline

17 July 2014

Leadership development is the number one priority for HR professionals and senior leaders in the UK, according to “Talent Management: Accelerating Business Performance”, a global survey by Right Management, ManpowerGroup’s career and talent management division.More than 2,200 HR professionals and...


UK – Recruiter accidently emails 4,000 workers’ details

17 July 2014

An Oxford-based recruitment agency accidentally emailed a client with the personal details of more than 4,000 workers following a “computer error”, reports The Oxford Mail. The names and addresses of 4,122 agency workers were emailed to a client of recruitment firm New Recruits.Government contrac...


UK – PageGroup announces two Managing Director appointments

17 July 2014

International recruitment firm PageGroup (MPI: LSE) has announced two managerial appointments.Graham Lucas has been promoted as the Managing Director of Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain. Mr Lucas started his career at PageGroup in 2004, as a consultant in Michael Page Retail Operations...


EMEA – erecruit appoints Managing Director

17 July 2014

US-based VMS (vendor management systems) provider erecruit announced the appointment of Roeland Van Dessel to the newly created role of Executive Vice President & Managing Director of EMEA & APAC. In this role, Mr Van Dessel will lead erecruit’s international operations.Mr Van Dessel, com...