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UK – Staffing industry defends rise in spend on social work agency workers

14 November 2014

In the last year the average UK council spent £1.2 million on agency workers in children’s services and £647,247 in adults’ services, an increase of +33% compared with last year, according to Community Care, a representative body of the UK social care sector. Helga Pile, a professional offic...


UK – Workers gifting employers hours of unpaid work from home

14 November 2014

Over a quarter of UK workers admit to spending between three and four hours each week working unpaid overtime from home, which means that companies are getting more than a full week worth of work (7.7 days) per year at no extra cost, according to new research from cloud-based enterprise file shar...


Sweden – Constrained Swedish market dents Proffice’s Q3 results

13 November 2014

Swedish staffing firm Proffice (PROEB: SS) reported revenue of SEK 1.06 billion (€114.6 million) for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, a decrease of -1% from SEK 1.07 billion (€115.5 million) during the same period last year.Operating profit for the period rose by +4% to SEK 52 million...


Switzerland – Adecco completes €250 million share buyback and announces another

13 November 2014

Adecco Group (ADEN: VX), the largest staffing firm in the world, announced today that it has completed the €250 million share buyback programme launched in September 2013. Adecco repurchased 4,490,373 of its shares (equal to 2.37% of the share capital at launch of the share buyback) via a second...


UK – NHS must use fewer temporary staff, says Health Secretary

13 November 2014

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to tell the National Health Service (NHS) to use fewer temporary staff and management consultants as part of cost cutting measures to save £10 billion a year, reports The Guardian. It is understood that Mr Hunt will warn an audience of NHS leaders today that t...


Ireland – Data centres providing big employment boost

13 November 2014

Data centres are huge catalysts for growth in the employment market, according to Adrian McGennis, CEO of Sigmar Recruitment, who said the demand for data storage is increasing rapidly with rising levels of online activity, reports The Irish Times. He pointed to the Hosting Digital Assets in...


UK – Thousands of Christmas jobs unfilled as demand for seasonal staff soars

13 November 2014

There are more than 9,000 Christmas jobs still available across the UK, an impressive +50% increase on last year, as employers struggle to staff up in advance of the annual festive rush, according to a new survey from job board Adzuna.The big high street and online retailers continue to stock up...


UK – Spencer Ogden appoints Lord Smith as non-executive director

13 November 2014

UK-based energy recruitment firm Spencer Ogden has announced the appointment of Lord Smith of Finsbury as a non-executive director. Before his ennoblement, Chris Smith was the UK Secretary of State for Culture and shadow Secretary of State for Environment and was previously Chairman of the Enviro...


Germany – Gi Group reports strong regional growth

12 November 2014

Italy-based recruitment firm Gi Group announced that it achieved revenue of €11.2 million in Germany during the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +21% compared with a year ago. The company also achieved profit margin growth of +34% in Germany compared with Q3 2013.Stefano Tom...


UK – New regulation on advertising jobs abroad to be enacted

12 November 2014

The proposed new regulation requiring agencies and employment businesses to advertise UK-based jobs in the UK, if they are to be advertised abroad, is one step closer following the government’s announcement that it intends to press ahead with new regulations by the end of this year.The requiremen...