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UK — Impellam shareholders OK dividend payments in Normandy Limited

17 November 2015

Impellam Group (IPEL: LSE) shareholders at its general meeting on Monday approved a plan to get a dividend in the form of shares in newly formed outsourcing firm Normandy instead of cash, the company announced.

The company previously announced the plan last month.

Shareholders will accept the dividend...

Ireland — Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate falls below 9%

17 November 2015

Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 8.9% in October, the Central Statistics Office reported today. It was the first time since 2008 the unemployment rate had fallen below 9%, according to Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash....

Belgium — Randstad taking part in European Pact for Youth

17 November 2015

Randstad Holding nv announced the launch of the European Pact for Youth during CSR Europe’s Enterprise 2020 Summit, today in Brussels. The pact is a pledge from EU and business leaders on the joint delivery of jobs, growth and investment for young people in Europe. As one of the co-writers, Randstad...

Denmark: Jobindex Q3 results maintain expectations

16 November 2015

Jobindex A/S (JOBNDX: CPH), the Danish company, has reported revenue for the third quarter ending 30 September 2015 of DKK 58 million (€7.8 million), an increase of 20% compared with DKK 49 million (€6.6 million) during the same quarter last year. Operating profit before interest and tax was DKK...

France – Strong growth in temporary workers

16 November 2015

The number of agency workers stands at 632,400 for September, up 10.2% year-on-year according to figures from French job centre Pôle Emploi. The figure is up 1.9% compared with August 2015. The increase was across all the major sectors

 The industrial sector saw the highest rise, up 3.6%, while...

UK – Patient safety at Risk says REC

16 November 2015

Patient safety could be compromised by changes to the rules on how the NHS can use agency staff to cover vacancies and staffing shortages in hospitals, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

 In its response to the Monitor’s consultation National price caps for agency...

Scotland – Recruitment timebomb looms in midwife staffing

16 November 2015

Scotland is facing a "recruitment timebomb" for midwives with more than one-third approaching retirement age according to the Daily Record.

Data provided in response to Parliamentary Questions showed that 1,074 midwives in Scotland are aged 51 or over, while just 342 are aged under 30. Written...

Spain - Nortempo opens business centre in Santander

16 November 2015

Grupo Nortempo, the Spanish recruitment and business consultancy services have opened a business centre in Santander after making a €150,000 investment.

The company has eight employees for the facility, two of them new recruits, and more than 20 consultants and trainers who work on projects with...

Poland - Work Service reports healthy rise in revenue

13 November 2015

Work Service (WSE:WSE) the Polish staffing, RPO, and outsourcing company has reported revenues for the third quarter of 2015 ending 30 September of PLN 548.8 million (€129.8 million), an increase of 12.5% compared with PLN 488.3 million (€115 million) during the same period last year.

According to...

Sweden – SJR behind the market but predicts a good year

13 November 2015

SJR in Scandinavia (SJRB: SS). the Swedish staffing company reported revenue for the third quarter ending 30 September 2015 of SEK 74.4 million (€7.9 million), an increase of 6.5% compared with SEK 69.7million (€7.5 million) during the same period last year.  Operating profit amounted to SEK...