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UK – Government sponsored recruitment campaign ‘misleading’

13 November 2015

The government is facing complaints about its latest recruitment campaign for the education sector according to schoolsweek.co.uk.  The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has received 65 complaints about the television and online advert, which cost £3million to develop and air, and will decide...

Italy - Feeling stressed: stop sending internal emails

13 November 2015

Remember the tip from Daimler executives suggesting that deleting emails could improve work-life balance? An Italian company has told staff to refrain from sending any internal emails for a week in an effort to reduce stress levels according to an article from the BBC.

Home textiles company Gabel, based...

UK – Are you a Best Staffing Firm to Work For?

13 November 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts’ annual Best Staffing Firms to Work For survey is an international program and is accepting nominations through 27 November  for staffing firms in the United Kingdom & Ireland.

We invite you to become part of this gold standard in staffing by surveying your employees...

UK - APSCo responds to leaked IR35 proposals

12 November 2015

Following a discussion document published by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the summer regarding possible changes to the IR35 legislation, government sources now appear to have leaked proposed changes which are likely to be announced in the Autumn Statement due on the 25th November.


UK – Contractors in high demand in NHS

12 November 2015

The NHS appears to be increasing its use of specialist healthcare contractors with professionals reporting shrinking gaps between assignments, according to giant group.

 The latest analysis of the NHS contractor database found that almost all healthcare contractors had experienced a drop in time...

Ireland - Indeed creates 300 jobs in Dublin

12 November 2015

Recruitment website Indeed is to more than double the size of its workforce in Ireland with the creation of 300 new jobs in Dublin over the next two years.

 Indeed, which opened its first office in the capital in March 2012, currently employs more than 230 staff in Dublin, with the company headquarters...

UK - Contractors are running out of time

12 November 2015

Contractors are running out of time to get to grips with international tax regulations, according to CXC Global.

The contractor management company has warned professionals that the new automatic exchange of tax information, put in place by the OECD, will mean that countries will have considerably more...

UK - Penna’s Profit after Tax up 36% in First Half

11 November 2015

Penna Consulting Plc (PNA: AIM), the human resources consulting group, announced revenues of GBP 47 million, up 15% for the six months ending 30 September 2015. The company grew in each of its service areas with net revenues up 20% overall and operating profit up by 34% to GBP 2.77 million. Profit after...

Ireland – Vacancies up but digital skills missing

11 November 2015

The number of professional job vacancies in October 2015 was up by 6% nationally compared to the same month last year according to the October 2015 Morgan McKinley Ireland Employment Monitor.  There was a 10% decrease in the number of professionals entering the jobs market this month year on year....

UK - Pharma hiring delays totalling 23,600 weeks every year

11 November 2015

The UK pharmaceutical industry is missing 11,400 weeks of management time every year by failing to adopt best practice recruitment processes and unnecessary delays in hiring new staff totalled 23,600 weeks every year, according research carried out by Randstad Inhouse Services.

The analysis shows that...