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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...


UK – Encore Personnel acquires Response Recruitment Solutions

13 January 2015

Encore Personnel, a Midlands-based specialist suppliers of blue-collar workers, has acquired Response Recruitment Solutions Limited, Lincolnshire-based provider of temporary and permanent contract recruitment.The purchase of Response further increases Encore’s share of the temporary recruitment m...


Italy – Strong growth in temporary agency worker numbers

13 January 2015

The number of temporary agency workers in Italy was 307,000, an increase of +9.5% during November 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Ebitemp the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers’ associations and unions.Between...


Netherlands - IT vacancies upswing in 2014

13 January 2015

There was a marked increase in demand for IT professionals in the Netherlands during 2014, according to the Dutch specialist IT recruiter iSense.The total number of IT jobs posted online during 2014 increased to an average of approximately 18,000 per month by the end of the year, up from 15,000 p...


UK – Impellam Group appoints CFO

13 January 2015

Staffing firm Impellam Group (IPEL: LSE) has announced the appointment of Darren Mee to the position of Group Finance Director, with effect from 2 February 2015. Mr Mee has been a chartered accountant for almost 30 years having qualified with PwC in 1986. He has significant international fin...