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UK – APSCo announces programmes and initiatives for 2015

14 January 2015

APSCo, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies has announced an innovative programme of new services for 2015.“We have always maintained that this is an Association that never stands still, and 2015 will see our most ambitious range of new initiatives yet, said Ann Swain, Chief Executi...


UK – Professional vacancies up by a third, says APSCo

13 January 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have +29% more vacancies on their books compared with the same time last year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).This increase in opportunities coincides with the latest research from the Institute...


UK – Encore Personnel acquires Response Recruitment Solutions

13 January 2015

Encore Personnel, a Midlands-based specialist suppliers of blue-collar workers, has acquired Response Recruitment Solutions Limited, Lincolnshire-based provider of temporary and permanent contract recruitment.The purchase of Response further increases Encore’s share of the temporary recruitment m...


Italy – Strong growth in temporary agency worker numbers

13 January 2015

The number of temporary agency workers in Italy was 307,000, an increase of +9.5% during November 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Ebitemp the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers’ associations and unions.Between...


Netherlands - IT vacancies upswing in 2014

13 January 2015

There was a marked increase in demand for IT professionals in the Netherlands during 2014, according to the Dutch specialist IT recruiter iSense.The total number of IT jobs posted online during 2014 increased to an average of approximately 18,000 per month by the end of the year, up from 15,000 p...


UK – Impellam Group appoints CFO

13 January 2015

Staffing firm Impellam Group (IPEL: LSE) has announced the appointment of Darren Mee to the position of Group Finance Director, with effect from 2 February 2015. Mr Mee has been a chartered accountant for almost 30 years having qualified with PwC in 1986. He has significant international fin...


Ireland – Majority of firms looking to increase salaries in 2015

12 January 2015

Almost three-quarters of employers in Ireland are considering increasing staff salaries in 2015, according to a survey by Dublin-based Abrivia Recruitment, reports The Irish Examiner.The recruitment firm found that nearly 90% of firms are either “likely” or “very likely” to hire new staff during...


Russia – Migrant worker numbers drop sharply

12 January 2015

The number of migrant worker entering Russia was -70% lower during the first week of January 2015, compared with the same period last year, according to Konstantin Romodanovsky, Head of Russia's Federal Migration Service, reports The Moscow Times."It's possible this is connected with difficu...


UK – Thousands spent on local authority recruitment criticised

12 January 2015

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has defended paying £31,000 to recruit five senior officers, as part of a major restructuring of its upper management team, according to the Sentinel. The Council is understood to have paid recruitment firm Badenoch & Clark £31,000 to fill five posts. Three of...


UK – Graduates earning record salaries

12 January 2015

The average graduate starting salary will reach £30,000 this year for the first time during 2015, according to figures from the Graduate Market report, states The Times. The numbers recruited at leading employers is set to reach its highest level for more than a decade, vindicating the decision t...