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UK – Temporary workers are flexible but costs need to be managed, says Comensura finance boss

19 August 2015

Financial directors must scrutinise the cost and effectiveness of a burgeoning temporary workforce, according to Brian Kenny, Finance Director of Comensura an Impellam Group company, writing in financialdirector.co.uk.With the rising cost of labour and the increasing usage of non-permanent staff,...


UK – Hundreds of thousands could be falsely self-employed, costing the government millions

19 August 2015

As many as 460,000 people could be “bogusly self-employed”, meaning that workers are missing out on holiday pay, the government is losing tax revenue, and responsible businesses could be undercut, according to Citizens Advice.In its new report “Neither one thing nor the other”; Citizens Advice hi...


UK – Majority of graduates working in non-graduate roles

19 August 2015

More than half (58.8%) of graduates in the UK work in a job that does not require a degree, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).The report, “Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market”, stated that the number of peo...


Sweden – Proffice reports profit growth

18 August 2015

Swedish staffing firm Proffice (PROEB: SS) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of SEK 1 billion (€110.6 million), a decrease of 3% compared with SEK 1.1 billion (€114.1 million) during the same quarter last year.Adjusted for the sale of Proffice Aviation, which was announc...


Switzerland – Strong growth in temporary workers but uncertainty remains

18 August 2015

The number of temporary workers across Switzerland increased by 10% in July, compared with the same month last year, according to Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.The increase in July marks the strongest gain so far this year, after months of uncertainty following the de...


UK – Employee referrals more likely to result in successful hires

18 August 2015

Sourcing candidates through employee referrals is more likely to lead to a successful job match, according to research from employment review website Glassdoor, reports hrmagazine.co.uk.The research found that employee referrals boost the odds of success by between 2.6% and 6.6%. However, only 10...


UK – Petition launched to stop deportation of 30,000 foreign nurses

18 August 2015

A petition has been launched in an attempt to overturn the government’s new immigration ruling that would force migrants, earning less than £35,000 a year, out of the country after six years, reports walesonline.co.uk.The petition, which has already garnered 56,602 of the 60,000 signatures it is...


Germany – Second quarter recovery revives Allgeier’s half year results

17 August 2015

Munich-based IT staffing firm Allgeier (AEI: GR) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2015 of €226.9 million, an increase of 13.6% compared with €199.7 million during the same period last year.   H1 2015 H1 2014 Change Revenue €226.9 million €199.7 mill...


Scotland – Upturn in temporary billings wanes, as demand for permanent staff cools

17 August 2015

The recovery in Scotland’s labour market continued into the second half of 2015, though there were signs of the upturn slowing, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs.July saw a rise in the demand for staff and an increase in average starting salaries; although in each case the r...


World – Governments to clamp down on tax offenders, contractors warned

17 August 2015

Contractors are running out of time to comply with international tax regulations with governments increasingly clamping down on offenders, according to international contractor management specialists CXC Global.By 2017, dozens of countries will exchange tax information automatically, which will r...