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Netherlands – ING predicts staffing industry growth

14 August 2014

According to a quarterly report by ING, the Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, Dutch staffing industry revenue is expected to grow by +4% in 2014 and +6% in 2015, after two years of contraction. The figure for 2014 is an increase on an initially predicted figure of +2...


Ireland – Number of professional jobs on offer rise in the last year

14 August 2014

The number of professional jobs on offer has substantially increased in the last year, with jobseekers in some areas now able to pick between multiple offers according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor for July 2014.The Monitor recorded a +21% increase in the number of vacancies in...


UK – New research suggests candidate claims are left to clients

14 August 2014

New research from Creditsafe, a provider of company credit records reveals that just a quarter (26%) of UK based head hunters and recruitment companies are looking to verify claims made in candidate’s CVs by making use of business intelligence solutions.  Several of the firms surveyed c...


UK – Education contractors expect earnings increase

14 August 2014

Contractors within the education sector are feeling optimistic about their earnings over the next 12 months, according to new analysis by professional umbrella employment provider, giant group.The organisation’s latest survey found that 79% of contractors within the education sector expect their...


UK – PageGroup reports improving business environment in half year results

13 August 2014

International specialist recruiter PageGroup (MPI: LSE) reported revenue growth for the six months ended 30 June 2014 of +8.3% to £512.2m (2013: £503.2m) at constant exchange rates.  Gross profit increased by +7.9%% to £263.7m (2013: £261.9m).Gross profit derived from temporary recruitment a...


UK – Government Plan to ban overseas recruitment not fit for purpose

13 August 2014

The evidence behind a proposal to ban recruiters from advertising exclusively overseas has been labelled “not fit for purpose” by the Regulatory Policy Committee (‘RPC’). The RPC, an independent non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, publi...


UK – Growth in UK labour market but pay declines

13 August 2014

The latest estimates for April to June 2014, according to the Office of National Statistics, show that employment continued to rise and unemployment continued to fall. These changes continue the general direction of movement over the past two years.During the three month period, there were 30.60...


UK – Encouraging signs of growth for Executive Search industry

13 August 2014

In its second quarter report on the worldwide executive search industry, data from the Association of Executive Search Consultants (‘AESC’) indicates quarter-on-quarter revenue growth of +9.1% and a year on year growth of +11.2%.  The number of search assignments have also increased by +4% f...


Poland – Employees do not fear losing their jobs

13 August 2014

The majority of employees (79%) do not fear that they may lose their jobs, while 78% of employers plan to stay in the same role, according to the Labour Market Barometer commissioned by Work Service S.A. the Polish contract, RPO and outsourcing company. The study was conducted on a sample of...


UK – Sports Direct revealed as largest employer to use zero hours contracts

12 August 2014

According to a report in the Independent newspaper, Sports Direct has been revealed as the biggest employer to use the soon-to-be illegal “zero hour” contracts. The contracts potentially stop 20,000 part-time staff at the sportswear retailer getting a second job, leaving 90% of workers at Sports...