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Germany – Labour costs up

13 March 2015

Labour costs in Germany, during the third quarter of 2014, rose by 2.3%, according to the Federal Statistics Office. This compares with an average growth rate of 1.4% across the European Union, reports personaldienstleister.de.Labour costs comprise gross earnings and non-wage costs; including soc...


UK – Technology companies surging in popularity as employers of choice

13 March 2015

IT & Telecoms companies in the UK are more popular as employers than at any time in the last three years, according to a survey from Randstad Technologies.The survey found that, for the fourth year running, the Automotive industry was perceived as the most attractive sector in which to work.&...


France – Marginal increase in temporary worker numbers in January

12 March 2015

The number of temporary workers in France increased by 0.6% in January 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the French job centre Pôle Emploi. Compared with December 2014, the number of temporary workers decreased by 0.9% to 596,300 workers.While the i...


Interview – Excellence AG planning for growth as other recruiters look to control costs

12 March 2015

In an interview with Staffing Industry Analysts, Vera Calasan, CEO of German engineering and project services recruitment firm Excellence AG, discussed the current trends in the German professional staffing market and how her company has managed to outpace the market.“Unlike in the UK and Netherl...


UK – Recruitment agencies anticipating revenue and profit growth in 2015

12 March 2015

The majority of the UK's recruitment agencies are feeling confident about the coming year, with 85% expecting to make a profit, according to the 2015 UK Recruitment Trends Report from Bullhorn, a provider of cloud-based recruitment software, reports paystream.co.uk.The survey revealed that 93% of...


France – ILO Convention 181 on private employment agencies ratified

12 March 2015

On 3 March 2015 the French Senate voted to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) convention 181 on private employment agencies. As the lower chamber of parliament had already approved this decision six weeks ago, France now becomes the 29th country to ratify this convention th...


Germany – Crowdsourcing solutions firm partnering with mobile crowdsourcing firm

12 March 2015

German crowdsourcing solutions firm clickworker has announced that it is partnering with fellow German firm Streetspotr, a European pioneer in the field of mobile crowdsourcing. The two companies are combining their offerings for an integrated solution of mobile image capture and analytics, for i...


Free webinar – SOW & Project Services: Are Europeans late adopters?

12 March 2015

The market for services procurement solutions in Europe has not developed as quickly as in North America.During the webinar Beeline will explore the reasons behind the slow adoption of this technology, outline the differences between services procurement and staffing procurement, and show the ste...


World – Adecco’s revenue growth slows in Q4 2014, but Q1 2015 off to a better start

11 March 2015

Adecco (ADEN: VX), the world’s largest staffing firm, reported revenue of €5.17 billion for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, an increase of 2% in constant currency (CC) compared with €4.98 billion in Q4 2013.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 CC Revenue €5,172 million...


World – Improved momentum in H2 boosts PageGroup’s full year

11 March 2015

International specialist recruitment firm PageGroup (MPI: LSE) reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of £1 billion, an increase of 9.9% in constant currency (CC) compared with last year.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change CC Revenue £1,046.9 million £1,005....