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UK – Page Executive appoints Managing Director

20 October 2014

PageGroup, the global specialist recruitment company, has announced that Jonathan Wiles will be transferring to the position of Managing Director of Page Executive from his current role as Managing Director of Michael Page Human Resources.Page Executive recruits ‘C’ Suite executives across all ke...


Netherlands – Online job adverts up by a fifth in Q3

17 October 2014

The number of jobs advertised online across the Netherlands increased by +21.2% during the third quarter, compared with the same period last year, according to Big Data analytics tool, Jobfeed.Although the number of jobs advertised decreased by -3.1% when compared with Q2 2014, the number of jobs...


Sweden – New payroll tax will hit older workers

17 October 2014

Proposals by the Swedish government to introduce a payroll tax on the elderly are expected to badly impact staffing and payroll companies that specialise in placing older workers, reports dn.se. There have been a number of recruitment agencies specialising in older workers popping up in rece...


Europe – Platform proposed to fight against undeclared and informal work

17 October 2014

The Employment, Social Policy, Health, and Consumer Affairs Council met yesterday to discuss a number of topics, including undeclared work. As a result, the Council will finalise a proposal to create a stakeholder platform to exchange best practices and lessons learned in the fight against undecl...


UK – Recruitment company expands into the oil and gas sector

17 October 2014

Newcastle-based recruitment firm Exclusive has marked its seventh year in business by expanding its business operations in the oil and gas sector, reports bdaily.co.uk. Exclusive was established in 2007 by Managing Director Mark Ions and recruits across a number of fields.The company, a memb...


Austria – CTPartners acquires Austrian executive search firm Neumann

16 October 2014

Global executive search firm CTPartners (CTP: NYSE) yesterday announced that it has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Austrian-based executive search and leadership consulting firm Neumann, which also has offices in Germany, Switzerland, and across Eastern Europe.Financial details of t...


Switzerland – Temporary staffing continues volatile trend

16 October 2014

The Swiss temporary staffing market continues its volatile trend during September 2014, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies. Compared with September 2013, the number of temporary jobs decreased by -8.7%, following year-on-year growth of...


Belgium – Strong increase in student temporary workers in July and August

16 October 2014

The number of hours worked by student temporary workers in July 2014 increased by +10.3%, compared with the same month last year. In August, there were +5.8% more hours worked, year-on-year, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.The poor weathe...


UK – Transparent recruitment practices needed to fill apprenticeship vacancies

16 October 2014

Learning providers and employers must provide clear information and adopt transparent recruitment practices to boost application numbers for less popular Apprenticeship programmes, according to a new report by the CIPD, commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS).While some Apprenti...


UK – Finance controllers expect jobs boom in the next 12 months

15 October 2014

Finance contractors are expecting job opportunities to grow substantially over the next year, according to umbrella employment provider giant group. The company’s latest survey of its finance contractor database found that 96% expected job opportunities to increase or stay the same over the next...