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UK – Recruiters supporting, not ripping off, the NHS

12 August 2015

Rather than “ripping off” the NHS, as suggested by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a new poll of Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) members shows that recruiters are stepping up to support the health service, which is feeling the pressure of increased patient demand and years of poor wo...


UK – Is it time for a pay rise?

12 August 2015

The UK economy is improving with more jobs around and greater choice for jobseekers, so is it time to ask for a pay rise?The recession brought with it redundancies, pay freezes, and fewer job vacancies. On top of a rise in the cost of living, a third of workers who stayed in the same job during 2...


UK – Interims: the ultimate disruptive talent

12 August 2015

“Interim managers are the ultimate disruptive talent brought in at key times to manage specific projects where a maverick, independent and highly skilled resource is needed,” according to Jason Atkinson, Managing Director at Russam GMS, a provider of interim management, project management and exe...


UK – The changing playing field of consultancy recruitment

12 August 2015

Consulting is known for its high turnover and, against this backdrop, keeping talent on-board is key, as is recruiting the right new people, according to Keith Conway, founder and Managing Partner of executive search firm Conway Consulting, reports consultancy.uk.In recent years, the consulting i...


World – Improved Europe offsets moderating growth in Adecco’s North American operations

11 August 2015

Adecco (ADEN: VX), the largest staffing firm in the world, today reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of €5,582 million, an increase of 4% in constant currency (CC) compared with €4,987 million during the same quarter last year.   Q2 2015 Q2 2014 Change...


UK – Employers of illegal immigrants to be hit hard, warns immigration minister

11 August 2015

UK businesses that employ illegal workers will be hit with "the full force of government machinery", immigration minister James Brokenshire has warned, reports the BBC.He wanted that "rogue employers" who give work to illegal migrants were denying UK citizens jobs, driving dow...


UK – Employment prospects for young people brightening

11 August 2015

Against the backdrop of low unemployment and rising recruitment pressures, UK employers are increasingly turning to young talent to fill their skills gaps, reports the CIPD. This is signalling the end of a broadly ‘bleak’ decade for young jobseekers and giving a boost to the thousands of young pe...


UK – Jobvite to open London office

11 August 2015

Jobvite, a recruiting platform for the social web, has announced that it will open its first office in the UK, in order to expand its reach to more clients in Europe, reports uk.businessinsider.com.The platform, which is headquartered in Silicon Valley, allows companies to submit a job vacancy, d...


UK – Work Group looking to sell its businesses

10 August 2015

UK-based recruitment firm Work Group (WORK: AIM) has announced that it is seeking a buyer of its businesses following a strategic review of its future options from business services agency SI Partners.The strategic review was announced in June, with the company electing not to publish its financi...


Germany – European Commission approves 7S Group’s acquisition by ManpowerGroup

10 August 2015

The European Commission on Friday announced that, in accordance with the EU Merger Regulation, it has approved the acquisition of German staffing firm 7S Group by US-headquartered staffing firm ManpowerGroup.The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concer...