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Germany – Student restrictions harming German labour force

11 April 2014

Admission restrictions in certain fields of study are harming the German economy and its efforts to address skills shortages according to reports. ‘Handesblatt’, the German business newspaper, refers to a study by the Centre for Higher Education Development which states that 46% of university cou...


Netherlands – Demand for logistics professionals and ICT professionals rise

11 April 2014

According to research by Yacht, the specialist recruitment brand of Randstad, the demand for logistics professionals increased by +29% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same quarter in 2013.Within this field, the highest growth in demand was for logistics managers and supply chain...


World – Hays reports net fee growth and points to Australian stabilisation

10 April 2014

International recruitment firm Hays (HAS: LSE) reported net fee income growth of +8%, in constant currency for the third quarter ending 31 March 2014, compared with last year. Net fee income rose organically by +8% for temporary contracts and +9% for permanent contracts, year-on-year, during the...


Netherlands – Staffing industry is growing again

10 April 2014

After years of decline, the Dutch staffing industry reported growth of +6% in sales during the last quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012, according to the quarterly staffing industry monitor from PwC, reports flexnieuws.nl.Martin Bond, Head of Business Services for PwC, has fina...


Webinar - The VMS Shuffle - How to match a VMS to your contingent workforce programme requirements

10 April 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ next monthly webinar will address the challenges companies face in switching from one VMS provider to another and the critical issues they should be aware of before choosing a VMS.We are becoming ever more reliant on technology to manage our business processes and data...


UK – Government and opposition acting tougher on immigration

10 April 2014

Britain has announced that it will step up restrictions on foreign job seekers' access to welfare payments on Tuesday, as Prime Minister David Cameron strives to cut immigration ahead of the 2015 election, reports euractiv.com.Polls show voters are concerned about immigration levels, a trend refl...


Sweden – Six out of 10 employees want greater diversity at work

10 April 2014

Six out of 10 (60%) of Swedish workers are in favour of greater diversity in the workplace and that their company should take diversity into account when hiring new staff, according to the Manpower Work Life survey.Monica Långbo, HR Director at ManpowerGroup Sweden, commented: “It is very gratify...


UK – Bond International announces acquisition and operating profit growth

9 April 2014

Recruitment software provider Bond International Software (BDI: LSE) reported revenue of £35.1 million for the year ending 31 December 2013, a fall of -1% compared with £35.5 million last year.The company achieved a gross profit of £30.8 million, down by -1% from £31.2 million a year ago. However...


UK – Poll launched to limit amount spent on hospital temporary workers

9 April 2014

Following revelations that the cost of hiring temporary workers at a Black Country hospital has continued to rise, reaching more than £1.8 million in one month, The Express and Star newspaper has launched a poll asking the public if there should be a spend limit on temporary workers.According to...


UK – Complaints to a Hungarian magazine shut down UK gangmaster

9 April 2014

Complaints made by disgruntled employees in the UK to a Hungarian online magazine resulted in a Manchester-based gangmaster being shut down by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA). A story appeared on the online magazine site Index.hu last summer featuring Hungarian migrant workers who...