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UK – Finance & Accounting leading jobs growths

24 August 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have 9% more vacancies on their books than this time last year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This is despite the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), revealing that overall em...


UK – Teachers increasingly opting for contract positions

24 August 2015

Growing numbers of supply teachers would turn down the opportunity to work on a permanent basis if offered a contract position, according to the latest survey data from the umbrella employment provider giant group.Analysis of giant group’s contractor database found that the number of supply teach...


World – Adecco appoints Hans Ploos van Amstel as Group CFO

21 August 2015

Adecco Group (ADEN: VX) today announced the appointment of Hans Ploos van Amstel to the position of Group CFO. Mr van Amstel, who is replacing former CFO Domink de Daniel, will take up his position on 1 September 2015.The departure of Mr de Daniel was announced in May, along with the resignation...


UK – Outsource revenue up by nearly a quarter

21 August 2015

Private recruitment firm Outsource UK reported a 23% increase in annual turnover for 2014/2015, taking revenues to almost £47 million. The company, which specialises in recruiting contract and permanent positions in the IT, engineering, defence, and financial services sectors, reported growth acr...


UK – More than 1,000 recruitment firms set up in 2015 so far

21 August 2015

More than 1,000 new recruitment agencies were established in the UK during the first six months of 2015, according to a new report from recruitment sector finance provider Sonovate, reports paystream.co.uk.In total, the data shows that 1,034 recruitment agencies were set up between January and Ju...


UK – APSCo 2015 Awards for Excellence – shortlist announced

21 August 2015

The Annual APSCo Awards for Excellence have been part of APSCo’s commitment to identifying, promoting and celebrating best practice in professional recruitment for over 15 years. The rigorous awards process is led by a panel of independent judges. A list of the awards categories and those sh...


Sweden – Healthcare and Education staffing firm NGS reports growth

20 August 2015

Swedish healthcare and education staffing firm NGS Group (NGS: SS) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of SEK 133.8 million (€14.2 million), an increase of 11.3% compared with SEK 120.2 million (€12.7 million) during the same period last year.    Q2 2015...


Germany – Companies planning to add permanent and temporary headcount

20 August 2015

German employers are optimistic about the second half of 2015, with 43% planning to increase their permanent headcount, according to a survey from CareerBuilder. A quarter (27%) of employers plan to increase their temporary headcount, reports ig-zeitarbeit.de.Tony Roy, CEO of CareerBuilder Europe...


Germany – The minimum wage eight months on

20 August 2015

On 1 January 2015 Germany introduced a national minimum wage for the first time. Traditionally negotiated between unions and employers, German wages differ by industry and region.The minimum wage was set at €8.50 per hour and expected to benefit approximately 3.7 million people.Historically oppos...


UK – The Missing Million: older workers pushed out of the labour market

20 August 2015

Research has identified that not only are we heading toward a 7.5 million skills gap by 2022, but just over a million people aged 50+ have been involuntarily pushed out of work and are actively looking to return to the workplace, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The...