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Belgium – Temporary Workers' hours grow in December

26 January 2016

Temporary workers in Belgium worked 11% more hours in December than they did in the same month one year ago, according to seasonally adjusted data from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.

The year-on-year increase in December is up from  November 2015 when the number of hours worked...

Netherlands – Staffing sees growth in 13th period

26 January 2016

According to the Dutch Federation of Private Employment Agencies (ABU), hours worked by temporary workers increased by 4% and turnover grew by 5% in period 13 (week 49-53) compared to the same period last year.

ABU divides the year into four-week periods reported, with the 13th period the most recently...

Sweden – Poolia extends contract with Ellevio

26 January 2016

Swedish staffing firm Poolia and Swedish electrical company Ellevio AB have agreed to extend its contract for one year.

Poolia was previously in an agreement with Fortum Distribution AB, but it was sold and renamed Ellevio Abi in 2015.

“It is gratifying to have received renewed trust and we look forward...

UK – SThree reports strong annual growth despite weakness in Energy sector

25 January 2016

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) reported revenue of £848.8 million for the year ending 30 November 2015, an increase of 17% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis compared with £746.9 million for the year ending 30 November 2014. 

  2015 (GBP) 2014 (GBP) % Change LFL* ...

UK – Recruitment firm vacancies continue to rise in 2015

25 January 2016

Professional recruitment firms in the UK had 4% more vacancies in December 2015 than in the same period last year, according to data from APSCO’s (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) UK Professional Trends Report.

 The data from APSCo is in line with the latest ONS (Office of National...

UK – Professional recruitment and staffing bodies called upon to help gather evidence for Government

25 January 2016

The CBI (Confederation of British Industries), CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and FCSA (Freelancer and Contractor Services Association) are appealing for UK businesses to help them gather evidence on the impact that recent legislation...

Netherlands – ABU launches new campaign on flexible working

25 January 2016

The Dutch General Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU) has launched a new campaign called ‘ABU members make more work possible’, which highlights the importance of the flexible worker industry.

 The campaign coincides with ABU’s 55th anniversary and it includes facts, figures...

UK – Empresaria publishes upbeat trading update

22 January 2016

Empresaria (AIM: EMR), the international specialist staffing group, yesterday announced a trading update for the financial year ended 31 December 2015, ahead of announcing its final results on 2 March 2016.

The company said it was pleased that full year profitability will be ahead of market expectations,...

Netherlands – Randstad’s hottest jobs in 2016

22 January 2016

Randstad has released a list of the hottest jobs in 2016 in the Netherlands with 27 jobs divided into nine occupational fields.

For the list, Randstad looked at jobs in which there is a high demand in respect to active offers. An active offer is a combination of both employed and unemployed people who...

UK – Managing workload and retaining top talent are key concerns for CFOs in 2016

22 January 2016

Managing workloads, delivering efficiencies and growth, and losing top talent are key concerns for CFOs and FDs in 2016 according to research by UK-based recruitment specialist Robert Half.


The research shows that managing the workloads of their employees (39%) will be one of the greatest internal...