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Poland – Friendly recruitment practices pay dividends

18 November 2014

Almost half (46%) of candidates reported a negative impression of a business’s products or services as a result of their recruitment process, according to a survey conduction by the Coalition for Friendly Recruitment.The survey also found that although 65% of employers said they believed it was i...


UK – The Glass Ceiling – Why are women under-represented at senior levels in the staffing industry?

18 November 2014

The “Glass Ceiling” is an issue for the recruitment industry. Research shows that while the focus may be on getting women represented on the boards of companies, there is a serious shortage of women in middle management aspiring to be the leaders of tomorrow.The Female FTSE Board report 2013 indi...


Poland – Strong boost to Work Services’ revenues from acquisitions

17 November 2014

Polish contract, RPO, and outsourcing company Work Service last week reported revenue for the three months ending 30 September 2014 of PLN 488.3 million (€115.3 million), an increase of +104.4% from PLN 238.9 million (€56.4 million) last year.The company reported gross profit of PLN 54 million (€...


Ireland – CPL Resources top provider of agency staff to Health Service Executive

17 November 2014

Irish recruitment firm CPL Resources (CPL: ID) netted over €50 million in sales last year providing agency staff to the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE), earning more than €10 million more than its closest competitor, reports the Irish Independent. The €50.1 million paid to CPL Resources...


Scotland – Growth in temporary billings eases to five-month low

17 November 2014

Scotland’s labour market conditions continued to improve heading into the final quarter of the year, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs. October’s survey showed sharp and accelerated increases in permanent placements and starting salaries, partly linked to increased demand fo...


UK – Battle looming over zero-hours contracts

17 November 2014

Businesses and unions are digging in for an election-year battle over zero-hour contracts and what they mean for workers, reports cityam.com. Ed Miliband re-launched his campaign to become the next Prime Minister last week, with a new attack on zero-hours contracts and the treatment of worke...


UK – Employers going above and beyond auto enrolment pension duties

17 November 2014

Over two-thirds (68%) of employers have automatically enrolled eligible workers into a pension scheme, with many contributing significantly more to their employees’ pension pots than is legally required, according to a survey from the CIPD.The survey from the professional body for HR and people d...


EMEA – Korn/Ferry appoints regional CEO Services

17 November 2014

Global executive search firm Korn/Ferry (KFY: NYSE) today announced that Olof Pripp has joined the firm as Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services EMEA. He will be based in the company’s London and Geneva offices.Mr Pripp joins Korn Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he co-led t...


UK – Matchtech Chairman issues trading update

14 November 2014

Brian Wilkinson the Executive Chairman of engineering and professional services recruitment firm Matchtech (MTEC: LSE), announced at the company’s AGM today:"On behalf of the Board I am pleased to give the following trading update. Net Fee Income in the first three months of FY 2015 to 31 Oc...


UK – How to attract, engage, and retain top female talent… no egg freezing required

14 November 2014

Despite a surge in the number of HR policies and processes to support women back into the workplace after maternity leave, a study by recruitment outsourcing specialists Guidant Group found that it is leaders who hold the key.The “Keeping Women In” study involved in-depth interviews with 250 high...