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Netherlands – Contract and freelance work on the rise, but changes ahead with new legislation

10 October 2014

The number of Dutch companies using contract and freelance workers increased by +11% during the third quarter of 2014, compared with the same period last year, according to payroll company Tentoo.The number of people choosing to work as contractors and freelancers also increased during the same p...


UK – Request for Polish speaking job candidates slammed

10 October 2014

Following reports yesterday that the government’s Universal Jobmatch website is publishing job adverts using terms that could be breaking anti-age discrimination laws, jobseekers in North Yorkshire have criticised a job advert stating that the preferred candidate should speak Polish, reports The...


World – Hays reports net fee income growth in all regions

9 October 2014

International recruitment firm Hays (HAS: LSE) reported net fee income growth of +9%, on a like-for-like (LFL) basis, during the first quarter ending 30 September 2014, compared with the same quarter last year.Net fees derived from the company’s Temporary Staffing segment, which accounted for 58%...


World - Staffing industry experts discuss current trends and concerns

9 October 2014

Staffing industry consultant and advisor Graham Palfery-Smith last week hosted a roundtable event for several industry executives and invited Staffing Industry Analysts to come along.Graham, who sits on the boards of each of the recruitment companies present, in addition to others, explained: “Th...


UK – Government job board accused of age discrimination

9 October 2014

The government's Universal Jobmatch website is publishing adverts using terms that could be breaking anti-age discrimination laws, according to the BBC. Similar jobs adverts were also found on job board Reed.co.uk.On both sites, hundreds of employers say they want "recent graduates"...


Italy – EU leaders agree push for jobs

9 October 2014

At yesterday’s European Union Heads of State and Government gathering in Milan, EU leaders differed on how to approach job creation and economic growth, but they did agree that funding was key, reports ansamed.info. The EU leaders did not unveil an organised plan for combating the problems,...


UK – GLA shocked and appalled by weak punishment for illegal gangmaster

9 October 2014

An illegal gangmaster, who kept Romanian workers in an unheated outbuilding in Northern Ireland and forced them to scavenge for out-of-date food from supermarket bins, has been fined only £500.Paul Broadbent, Chief Executive of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) said he was both “shocked”...


UK – City recruitment shows signs of recovery after summer slowdown

9 October 2014

The September 2014 Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor shows that City recruitment is back on track again following its summer slowdown, with the number of vacancies up +7% in September 2014, compared with September 2013.The increase in the number of professionals actively seeking new roles...


UK – Michael Page appoints Senior Managing Director

9 October 2014

Global specialist recruitment company Michael Page has announced the promotion of Paul Sykes to the post of Senior Managing Director. Mr Sykes will be responsible for Michael Page Marketing, Digital, and Human Resources.Having worked for Michael Page for 17 years, Mr Sykes was appointed Operating...


UK – Marked declines in both permanent and temporary job candidates

8 October 2014

Recruitment consultants signalled a further increase in permanent staff placement during September; but although strong, the rate of growth eased to a 10-month low, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG.Billings for temporary and c...