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UK – Faster increase in permanent salaries but temporary pay growth eases

8 April 2014

The rates of growth in both permanent and temporary staff appointments eased during March but remained strong overall, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG.Commenting on the latest survey results, Bernard Brown, Partner and Head of Busi...


UK – REC launches Good Recruitment campaign

8 April 2014

In the face of three core issues; the skills/talent paradox where two-and-a-half million people are unemployed but 50% of employers report a lack of talent, candidates reporting their experience is getting worse, and where flexible employment is becoming more important, some of the UK’s largest e...


UK – Financial recruitment slow but looking up

8 April 2014

Banks are failing to boost hiring and are instead forcing staff to work longer hours, despite the upturn in the IPO (Initial Public Offering) market, according to recruitment firm Robert Walters, reports ft.com.Alan Bannatyne, Chief Financial Officer of Robert Walters, said the group had not yet...


Norway – The ultimate summer job – CEO of Adecco

8 April 2014

College and university students from diverse social and educational backgrounds across Norway have applied for the ultimate summer job to become the CEO of Adecco Norway for one month, reports nhoservice.no.The successful applicant will receive a salary of NOK 100,000 (€12,148), as well as living...


Denmark – Non-compete clauses in student jobs hurting job prospects

8 April 2014

A growing number of private companies in Denmark are inserting competition clauses in work contracts for student jobs, which are limiting new graduates in their employment prospects once their contract ends, reports Danish newspaper Politiken.  Trade union Djøf says that at least once a week...


World – Asia-Pacific tempers Robert Walters’ strong Q1 growth

7 April 2014

International recruitment firm Robert Walters (RWA: LSE) reported net fee income of £48.1 million for the first quarter ending 31 March 2014, an increase of +11% in constant currency compared with £46.6million last year.Robert Walters, the company’s eponymous Chief Executive, commented: "The...


Italy – Labour market reforms will take time

7 April 2014

With Italy losing jobs at the rate of about 1,000 a day over the past year, radically reforming its inefficient labour market has been a constant mantra for Matteo Renzi, and a burning issue for investors, reports ft.com.Therefore, it has come as a surprise, even to his supporters, that ...


UK – Spike in engineering vacancies puts sector on red alert

7 April 2014

Investment in infrastructure continues to drive growth across the engineering recruitment sector.  The latest data from APSCo revealed that permanent and contract vacancies surged in the last year by +33% and +22% respectively. On a month-on-month basis, they have also risen, albeit at a slo...


UK – Joint operation makes major inroads into overseas crime

7 April 2014

The Gangmasters’ Licensing Authority (GLA) has assisted in a major operation to combat foreign nationals using the UK’s roads with the intention of travelling to commit crime. As a result of Operation Trivium 2, which took place in the week commencing 28 March 2014, there were 2,689 vehicles stop...


UK – ReThink Group announced board changes

7 April 2014

Talent management and recruitment services firm Rethink Group (AIM: RTG) confirmed today that, following his appointment as Interim Non-Executive Chairman in July 2013, John O'Sullivan has become permanent Chairman of the Group. Mr O’Sullivan, one of the company’s founders, has been a Non-Executi...