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Belgium – Strong increase in student temporary workers in July and August

16 October 2014

The number of hours worked by student temporary workers in July 2014 increased by +10.3%, compared with the same month last year. In August, there were +5.8% more hours worked, year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.The poor weathe...


UK – Transparent recruitment practices needed to fill apprenticeship vacancies

16 October 2014

Learning providers and employers must provide clear information and adopt transparent recruitment practices to boost application numbers for less popular Apprenticeship programmes, according to a new report by the CIPD, commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS).While some Apprenti...


UK – Finance controllers expect jobs boom in the next 12 months

15 October 2014

Finance contractors are expecting job opportunities to grow substantially over the next year, according to umbrella employment provider giant group. The company’s latest survey of its finance contractor database found that 96% expected job opportunities to increase or stay the same over the next...


Sweden – Uniflex extends contract with construction group

15 October 2014

Swedish staffing firm Uniflex AB (UFLXB: SS) announced that it has extended its contract with project development and construction group Skanska Sweden AB for a further two years, with a possible extension up to 2018.Under the agreement, Uniflex will be responsible for the placement of all skille...


UK – More firms in the North East using contractors

15 October 2014

The North East recruitment market has improved substantially following a challenging few years, according to a new report from contract recruitment specialists Venn Group.The latest employment trends report found that there was a +12% increase in the number of vacancies between July and September...


Netherlands – Software developers lead demand for ICT professionals

15 October 2014

Demand for ICT professionals across the Netherlands increased by +11%, during the third quarter compared with the same quarter last year. This compares with growth of +11% during the first six months of the year, compared with a year ago, according to research from Randstad subsidiary Yacht, whic...


UK – Life Science boards recruiting more women, but making slow progress towards greater diversity

15 October 2014

Research from global life sciences executive search and interim management specialists RSA, found that the number of women serving in non-executive roles on life sciences boards has jumped by +33% since 2012.While the proportion of female board members rose from 12% to 16% over the past two years...


World – PageGroup cuts full-year operating profit expectations following constrained Q3

14 October 2014

International specialist recruitment firm PageGroup (MPI: MSE) reported gross profit of £132.9 million for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +11.6% in constant currency from £126.9 million during the same quarter last year.Gross profit derived from temporary recruitment r...


UK – Matchtech reports growth following acquisition

14 October 2014

Specialist engineering and professional services recruitment firm Matchtech (MTEC: AIM) reported revenue for the year ending 31 July 2014 of £451.6 million, an increase of +10.4% from £408.9 million last year. The company’s results include niche technology recruitment business Provanis, which was...


Ireland – Historic rise in number of professional vacancies

14 October 2014

The number of professional job vacancies in Ireland increased by +29% during September 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor.Karen O’Flaherty, Chief Operations Office for Morgan McKinley, advised that this marks a historic increase...