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Germany – Glassdoor launches localised website and mobile app

15 January 2015

Online career community Glassdoor has officially launched in Germany with a new, localised website, and mobile apps on iOS and Android. In addition to Glassdoor.com, the company website and mobile apps are now localised in Germany, France, the UK, Canada, Australia, and India.The German...


UK – APSCo names audit committee Chairman for education and social work sectors

15 January 2015

Keith Rosser, Head of Screening and Compliance Services at pre-employment vetting business Reed, is to chair two new audit committees for the Association of Professional Staffing Companies’ (APSCo) Compliance+ best practice standards for the education and social work sectors.Mr Rosser has previou...


Netherlands – Employers finding loopholes in new legislation

15 January 2015

FNV, the largest trade union in the Netherlands is concerned that employers and temporary work agencies will do everything possible to find loopholes in the new Work and Security Act (Wet Werk en Zekerheid, WWZ), reports De Telegraaf.The new law came into force on 1 January 2015 and is predicted...


Scotland – Oil and gas job cuts expected

15 January 2015

Investment in North Sea oil exploration is expected to half in 2015 as oil and gas companies review headcounts according to the City AM. Tullow Oil is just one of the companies gearing up to announce job cuts by the end of the first quarter, as UK and North Sea oil and gas companies scramble...


Ireland – 14% of employees spend an hour or more on social media at work

15 January 2015

One-in-seven employees spend more than an hour on social media during work hours, according to a new survey by recruitment firm CPL Resources, reports the Irish Times.CPL’s Q4 2014 Employment Market Monitor found 14% of employees use social media for more than one hour each day. Just under 1...


UK - Gangmasters Licensing Authority to host landmark conference

15 January 2015

The GLA is to host its first major conference – providing licence holders and other valued partners with expert guidance while allowing them to shape the way their industry is regulated.The full-day event will be held at Derby County FC's iPro Stadium on 2 March 2015 with invitations to attend ex...


World – PageGroup sees good growth across all regions in Q4

14 January 2015

International specialist recruitment firm PageGroup (MPI: LSE) reported gross profit for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of £136.2 million, an increase of +12.9% in constant currency from £125.1 million during Q4 2013.Three-quarters (75%) of the company’s gross profit was derived from...


Wales – Government to stop use of umbrella payroll companies on all future construction projects

14 January 2015

Unions have applauded a move by Welsh Economy Minister Edwina Hart who has ordered an investigation into the employment arrangements of staff working on a road widening project in Wales, reports Wales Online.The Welsh Government has moved to stop contractors working on a flagship A465 road projec...


UK – APSCo announces programmes and initiatives for 2015

14 January 2015

APSCo, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies has announced an innovative programme of new services for 2015.“We have always maintained that this is an Association that never stands still, and 2015 will see our most ambitious range of new initiatives yet, said Ann Swain, Chief Executi...


UK – Professional vacancies up by a third, says APSCo

13 January 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have +29% more vacancies on their books compared with the same time last year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).This increase in opportunities coincides with the latest research from the Institute...