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UK – Diversity deficit putting companies at a serious disadvantage

24 June 2015

New research into the top 10,000 executives in Britain’s most important firms reveals a widening “diversity deficit”, which risks putting UK companies at a serious disadvantage in domestic and global markets, according to a report from interim and executive for, Green Park.The Gree...


UK – Employers need to raise wages

24 June 2015

Director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) John Cridland, in his keynote address at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Talent, Recruitment & Employment Conference 2015, has called on UK businesses to raise wages, reports hrmagazine.co.uk.Discussing the&n...


France – Undocumented workers occupy Adecco, ManpowerGroup and Randstad offices

23 June 2015

Thirty undocumented workers, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, yesterday occupied a branch of staffing firm Adecco in Paris, demanding that Adecco and other staffing agencies provide them with the documentation they need to regularise their employment/residency status, reports Le Figaro.The occupat...


Europe – Adecco pledges to create 5,000 apprenticeships

23 June 2015

Through its Way to Work programme, Adecco Group has pledged to provide 5,000 apprenticeships in Europe by the end of 2017, underscoring its commitment to fighting youth unemployment and boosting young people’s employability through valuable work-based training opportunities.In April, almost five...


Switzerland – Industrial job vacancies dip, as healthcare sector reports growth

23 June 2015

The number of job vacancies across Switzerland decreased by 2.4% between May 2015 and June 2015, according to Michael Page’s Swiss Job Index (SJI).Job vacancies in the French-speaking regions were unchanged month-on-month, but registered a decrease of 4% when compared with the same four-week peri...


UK – Employers need to do more to impress job applicants

23 June 2015

Hirers are making basic mistakes in the way they engage with job applicants and risk losing out on talent, according to new research published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). “The Candidate Strikes Back” report explores the changing relationship between jobs...


UK – Salary limit on overseas nurses will cause chaos in the NHS

22 June 2015

New immigration rules forcing migrants out of the country after six years unless they earn at least £35,000 will cause "chaos" in the health service and cost millions in lost staffing, a nurses' union has warned, reports itv.com.The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is calling on the gover...


UK – APSCo CEO attacks Health Secretary’s views on recruitment sector

22 June 2015

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has described Jeremy Hunt’s denigration of the recruitment sector as “simply not supported by the facts”.  The professional recruitment sector trade body has called on Mr Hunt to make use of the practical advice that APSCo can provid...


France – Incoming Adecco CEO shares positive view on employment market

22 June 2015

“Everything is better in many European countries and also in France,” according to Alain Dehaze, current regional head of Adecco France and, as of September 2015, the company’s new global CEO, in an interview with Les Echos.“All sectors are improving in terms of recruitment, except construction w...


UK – Don’t let your tax affairs get “Messi”

22 June 2015

Contractors must pay the appropriate levels of tax for the country in which they work if they want to avoid huge fines the like of which could be handed out to Lionel Messi, advised contractor management specialists CXC Global.The company has urged contractors not to follow the Argentinian footba...