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UK – Impellam’s full-year trading in line with expectations

19 January 2015

Staffing firm Impellam Group (IPEL: LSE), in a pre-close trading update, announced that the company’s full-year trading will be in line with expectations with a strong performance in the UK Specialist Staffing and Managed Services businesses.The turnaround in the performance of the company’s Carl...


France – Temporary work rebounding slightly, says job centre

19 January 2015

The number of temporary workers across France in November increased 1.7% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from French job centre Pôle Emploi. This follows year-on-year growth of 2% in October and 2.8% in September 2014 suggesting a cooling in market growth.C...


Scotland – Uncertainty around the future of employment litigation

19 January 2015

Dark clouds have been cast over the future of employment litigation with the impact of the new tribunal fees regime, according to a tribune by employment lawyer Chris Phillips in the Scotsman.At first glance, last year must have seemed pretty stormy for businesses trying to navigate the changing...


Scotland – Healthcare driving demand for temporary staff

19 January 2015

Scotland's economic recovery is set to continue in 2015, according to Bank of Scotland chief economist Donald MacRae, as reported by the BBC.His comments came as the bank's latest Report on Jobs found Scotland's job market was in "relatively rude health". The final report for 2014 said...


Netherlands – Strong growth in freelancer turnover in 2014

15 January 2015

Dutch freelancers reported an average 6.5% increase in turnover last year, compared with 2013, according to payroll company Tentoo. The increase in turnover is primarily attributed to freelancers working 6% more hours, year-on-year.Paul den Ronden, CEO of Tentoo, commented: “Freelancers are in de...


Italy – European Commissioner for jobs praises labour reforms

15 January 2015

Jyrki Katainen, the European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment, and Competitiveness, and the former Prime Minister of Finland, has praised Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s much contested labour reforms, reports gazzettadelsud.it.At a joint hearing of Italian Senate and Lower House co...


Germany – Glassdoor launches localised website and mobile app

15 January 2015

Online career community Glassdoor has officially launched in Germany with a new, localised website, and mobile apps on iOS and Android. In addition to Glassdoor.com, the company website and mobile apps are now localised in Germany, France, the UK, Canada, Australia, and India.The German...


UK – APSCo names audit committee Chairman for education and social work sectors

15 January 2015

Keith Rosser, Head of Screening and Compliance Services at pre-employment vetting business Reed, is to chair two new audit committees for the Association of Professional Staffing Companies’ (APSCo) Compliance+ best practice standards for the education and social work sectors.Mr Rosser has previou...


Netherlands – Employers finding loopholes in new legislation

15 January 2015

FNV, the largest trade union in the Netherlands is concerned that employers and temporary work agencies will do everything possible to find loopholes in the new Work and Security Act (Wet Werk en Zekerheid, WWZ), reports De Telegraaf.The new law came into force on 1 January 2015 and is predicted...


Scotland – Oil and gas job cuts expected

15 January 2015

Investment in North Sea oil exploration is expected to half in 2015 as oil and gas companies review headcounts according to the City AM. Tullow Oil is just one of the companies gearing up to announce job cuts by the end of the first quarter, as UK and North Sea oil and gas companies scramble...