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Ireland – Oxford International to grow European headquarters

6 August 2014

Global IT recruitment firm Oxford International plans to begin work shortly on an expansion to its office in the city of Cork that will see employee numbers almost double, reports The Irish Examiner. Oxford International is a division of US recruitment firm On Assignment. An additional 56 jo...


France – DLSI reports growth in tough French market

5 August 2014

French staffing firm DLSI SA (ALDLS: PAR) reported revenue for the first six months of the year ending 30 June 2014 of €84.9 million, an increase of +0.3% compared with €84.7 million during the same period last year. In constant currency, the company reported year-on-year growth of 1.3%.The compa...


Denmark – Despite growth labour market remains relatively stagnant

5 August 2014

Despite being generally characterised as weak, the Danish job market has made steady progress since the labour market bottomed out in December 2009, according to job board Jobindex (JONBD: CPH).There were 17,900 new jobs posted online during July 2014. This represents an increase of 700 jobs comp...


Netherlands – Technical sector continues to lead staffing industry growth

5 August 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers across the Netherlands increased by +6% during period seven (23 June – 20 July) compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures from the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU). Sales during the period also increased b...


UK – SMEs need to do more to adapt to an age diverse labour market

5 August 2014

Small medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are putting their growth at risk by failing to adapt to the changing workforce as almost half admit having no activities in place to ensure they have access to enough skilled and diverse people of all ages, according to the latest research from CIPD, the prof...


UK – Strong rise in demand for professional talent

4 August 2014

Professional recruitment firms now have +20% more vacancies on their books compared with this time last year, according to new survey data from APSCo, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.Its latest research, independently validated by Staffing Industry Analysts, comes as the Treasu...


Spain – Temporary work key to creating jobs

4 August 2014

According to figures from the Spanish Association of Temporary Employment (Fedett) there were 645,955 temporary employment contracts signed during the second quarter of 2014, accounting for 15.1% of all employment contracts between April and June 2014.  Luis Miguel Carmona, President of...


UK – Gap Personnel secures £20 million in funding

4 August 2014

Wrexham-headquartered recruitment agency Gap Personnel has secured a £20 million in funding  to support its growth plans, reports insidermedia.com. The company, which specialises in industrial recruitment, secured the funding from Close Brothers Invoice Funding. Gap Personnel will use t...


Europe – Recruitment of communications professionals requires pan-European approach

4 August 2014

The recruitment of communications professionals needs to have a pan-European reach and focus on developing strong relationships with passive professionals, if businesses want to attract top talent, according to a new survey from corporate and marketing communications recruiter VMA Group.In its su...


UK – Majority of professionals working longer than contracted hours

4 August 2014

Nearly three-quarters (73.4%) of UK professionals are working more hours than stipulated in their employment contracts, according to the 2014 Morgan McKinley UK Working Hours Survey.Hakan Enver, Operations Director for Morgan McKinley UK, commented: “Naturally, among a committed and highly profes...