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UK – Businessman jailed and agency fined after death of apprentice

15 July 2015

A businessman has been jailed for eight months and a recruitment agency fined after a teenager was killed at a factory while on a government-funded apprenticeship, reports manchestereveningnews.co.uk.Cameron Minshull, aged 16, was killed after his oversized overalls became entangled in a steel cu...


World – Improving Q2 gross profit in UK and Americas for PageGroup

14 July 2015

International specialist recruitment firm PageGroup (MPI: LSE) reported gross profit for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of £145.3 million, an increase of 10.6% in constant currency (CC) compared with £137.1 million during Q2 2014.Gross profit broken down by recruitment type was as follows...


Europe – Half of communications professionals would quit for an interim role

14 July 2015

Just over half (52%) of European corporate communications professionals would consider leaving their job for an interim position, according to the second “Understanding the European Communications Labour Market” survey conducted by corporate and marketing communications recruitment firm VMA Group...


UK – Non-EU students to be banned from working and must leave when their courses finish

14 July 2015

Foreign students from outside the European Union are to be banned from working in Britain under a fresh crackdown on immigration ordered by Home Secretary Theresa May, reports dailymail.co.uk.When their courses finish, graduates will have to leave the country before becoming eligible to reapply t...


UK – InterQuest CEO to step down

14 July 2015

Specialist technology recruitment firm InterQuest Group (ITQ: AIM) today announced that CEO Mark Braund has tendered his resignation.The Board has commenced a process to identify his successor and Mr Braund, who has a six-month notice period on his contract, has agreed to remain with the company...


UK – Demand for STEM workers key driver for SThree’s revenue and profit growth

13 July 2015

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) today reported revenue for the six months ending 31 May 2015 of £403.6 million, an increase of 21% in constant currency (CC) compared with £341.7 million during the six months ending 1 June 2014.   H1 2015 H1 2014 Change CC...


UK – Demand across commerce and industry drives up contractor demand

13 July 2015

There was a 6% increase in job availability across London in June 2015, compared with May 2015 according to the London Recruitment Index from specialist contract recruiter Venn Group.Much of this activity can be attributed to opportunities within the private sector, as businesses bring on board s...


UK – Skills emergency could starve growth

13 July 2015

Manufacturing and construction companies will be hard-pressed to find skilled workers in the years ahead, according to this year’s Confederation of British Industry (CBI)/Pearson Education and Skills survey published today, reports walesonline.co.uk.The survey of 310 companies, which togethe...


UK – Government’s productivity plan fatally undermined by weak skills strategy, says CIPD

13 July 2015

The Government’s plan to boost the UK’s productivity risks being fatally undermined unless more is done to address the country’s skills challenges, according to the CIPD (the professional body for HR and people development). Responding to the Productivity Plan, entitled “Fixing the foundatio...


France – Further increase in temporary worker numbers

10 July 2015

The number of temporary workers in France increased by 4.5% in May 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from French job centre Pôle Emploi. Compared with April 2015, the number of temporary workers increased by 1% to 614,900.The year-on-year increase in Ma...