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UK – Wage growth beats expectations

18 June 2015

Average weekly wages, excluding bonuses, rose by 2.7% in the three months through to April, compared with growth of 2.3% in the three month period to March, reports ft.com.The increase exceeded economists’ expectations, who had forecast an increase of 2.5%. This latest rise marks the fastest page...


Germany – Labour restrictions for Croatians lifted

18 June 2015

Germany will lift all labour market restrictions for Croatian nationals effective from 1 July 2015. Croatian companies will therefore be able to send their employees to work in Germany without any restrictions, the German government said in statement, reports dalje.com.Croatia's accession treaty...


Belgium – Further rise in temporary work during Q1

17 June 2015

The number of hours worked by temporary workers across Belgium increased by 9.6% during Q1 2015, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.This latest rise follows an increase of 7.2% in the number of hours...


Ireland – High Court refuses agency worker’s appeal under agency workers legislation

17 June 2015

A truck driver who was engaged by a recruitment agency to drive for Greenstar Limited has lost his challenge in the High Court that his employment conditions were less favourable than drivers directly employed by Greenstar, reports lexology.com.The driver was paid at a rate of €11.50 per hour. He...


France – Demand for professionals, managers, and executives up

17 June 2015

There was greater demand for professionals, managers, and executive across France in May 2015 than during the same month last year, according to a survey from APEC, the Association for the Employment of Professionals, Managers, and Executives (Association Pour l’Emploi des Cadres).The APEC index...


UK – Majority of companies struggling with recruitment quality

17 June 2015

Almost all UK businesses have appointed the wrong person in a job, according to a study carried out by Hiring Hub, a tech company that acts as an intermediary between staffing agencies and customers. As a result of time and market pressures, UK businesses have adopted a ‘culture of compromise’, w...


UK – Recruitment revenue up by a third at Servoca

16 June 2015

Specialist recruitment and outsourcing firm Servoca (SVCA: LSE) reported revenue for the six months ending 31 March 2015 of £28.1 million, an increase of 25.6% compared with £22.4 million during the same period last year.    H1 2015 H1 2014 Change Revenue £28.1 mill...


UK – Work Group delays results publication, launches strategic review

16 June 2015

UK-based recruitment firm Work Group (WORK: AIM) today announced that it had taken the decision not to publish its financial results for the year ending 31 December 2014 until a strategic review has been concluded.According to the company’s statement, the past nine months since the company’s last...


Switzerland – Temporary staffing numbers up but not indicative of a turnaround

16 June 2015

Following three months of significant decline, the number of temporary workers in Switzerland returned to growth in May, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.However, the increase reported in May is not indicative of a turnaround in the m...


UK – Executive search firms announce merger

16 June 2015

UK-based executive search firms The Curzon Partnership and Trinitas Search Partners have merged to form CurzonTrinitas. The new company will bring together two executive search businesses with expertise in the fields of Energy, Infrastructure, and Finance.Commenting on the merger, Jane Christophe...