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UK – Technology gender debate stuck in a rut

6 October 2014

Businesses need to stop focusing on the same arguments when searching for solutions to get women into technology and start talking to female students directly, according to ReThink Recruitment.In light of recent news that twenty leading brands have committed to the WISE (Women in Scienc...


France – Temporary staffing markets continue rollercoaster ride

3 October 2014

Temporary employment across France decreased by -0.3% in August 2014, compared with August 2013, according to the latest figures from the French Association of Employment Agencies, Prism’Emploi.Prism’Emploi had cautioned that despite reporting growth of +2.4% in July, this was not indicative of a...


Netherlands – USG People acquires majority stake in Netwerven

3 October 2014

Dutch staffing company USG People (USG: NL) announced that it has further expanded its online services with the acquisition of 51% of the shares of Netwerven, an advisor that helps to build and deploy recruitment strategies and optimise recruitment processes.Founded in the Netherlands in 2006, Ne...


UK – Staffline secures two-year contract

3 October 2014

Staffline, the national recruitment, outsourcing, training, and Welfare to Work organisation, announced today that the company’s EOS subsidiary has secured a two-year contract with Suffolk County Council to provide employment information, advice and guidance services to all 16 to 24 year old jobs...


Netherlands – Talent & Pro appoints new CEO

3 October 2014

Dutch recruitment firm Talent & Pro has announced the appointment of Rob Kluyt to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The recruitment firm specialises in sourcing professionals for the banking, insurance, pension, and life insurance sector.Mr Kluyt commented: “It is my aim to take Talent...


UK – Workplace drug testing on the rise

3 October 2014

Workplace drug testing has increased significantly across the UK, according to four drug screening companies, reports the BBC. Over the past four years the four companies have reported increases of between +40% to +470% in the number of tests they have carried out.Under current UK law, employees...


UK – Two-thirds of recruiters report net fee income growth and expansion plans

2 October 2014

New research from business advisory firm Deloitte and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has revealed a strong performance across the UK professional recruitment sector.The second annual APSCo Deloitte UK Recruitment Index found that almost 70% of professional recruitment...


Germany – Temporary worker numbers up

2 October 2014

The number of temporary workers in Germany rose by +3.6% to 800,400 in July 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Statistical Office of the Federal Employment Agency (BAP).Compared with June, there were 21,100 more temporary workers in July, equati...


UK – Canadian recruiter acquires Hawksmoor Search

2 October 2014

Canadian retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International announced yesterday that it has completed its acquisition of London-based executive search firm Hawksmoor Search. The company previously announced on 19 August that it had entered into an agreement to buy the firm.Hawksmo...


UK – REC expresses disappointment at David Cameron’s comments on staffing industry

2 October 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron, at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, outlined his manifesto for the forthcoming general election in May 2015; promising the people of Britain full employment and three million apprentices if the Tory’s are re-elected.Addressing one of the biggest contr...