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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...


UK – Recruitment ban imposed on non-EU skilled migrants for June

15 June 2015

Skilled workers from outside the EU are being prevented from taking up jobs in the UK after the government revealed the June limit for such workers had been reached the first time since the cap was introduced in 2011, reports relocatemagazine.com.The 'Tier 2' cap sets an annual limit of 20,700 -...


Europe – Travel time is working time for peripatetic workers

15 June 2015

Peripatetic workers, with no fixed or habitual place of work, can include the time they spend travelling between their home and their places of work as working time, according to the opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).The case stems from Spain whe...


Scotland – Growth in placements modest as candidate availability contracts sharply

15 June 2015

The number of people placed into work in Scotland increased again during May, though the rate of growth remained below the levels seen in the opening quarter of 2015 and throughout 2014, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs.The number of people placed in permanent jobs in Scotl...


UK – The class ceiling – working class candidates being excluded from top firms

15 June 2015

Young people from working-class backgrounds are being systematically excluded from jobs in top legal and accountancy firms, according to a report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.Commission chairman Alan Milburn accused firms of imposing a "poshness test" and effect...