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Germany – Better opportunities for foreign professionals

3 April 2014

One of the biggest hurdles for foreign professionals seeking work in Germany is the recognition of professional qualifications from abroad. In 2012, the process was simplified by the Federal Government in order to meet the increasing demand for highly skilled professionals, reports ig-zeitarbeit....


UK – Inflexible bosses are missing out on talent

3 April 2014

Bosses are failing to get the most talented people for the job because they don’t seriously consider flexible working hours, according to Sheffield-based recruitment firm Benchmark, reports bdaily.co.uk.A survey by Benchmark revealed that 92% of people say finding a job with flexible hours to sui...


World – Monster and Bullhorn to integrate people search solutions

3 April 2014

Global job board Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW: NYSE) announced yesterday that it is collaborating with recruitment software provider Bullhorn to integrate Monster’s Power Resume Search® and SeeMore® cloud solution into the Bullhorn applicant tracking system and customer relationship management sol...


France – Groupe Crit reports revenue growth following international acquisitions

2 April 2014

French recruitment firm Groupe Crit (CEN: FP) announced that it had achieved revenue of €1.6 billion for the year ending 31 December 2013, an increase of +4.6% compared with €1.5 billion in 2012.The company achieved an operating income of €69.6 million, equating to a year-on-year rise of +71.2% f...


UK – Broadbean acquired by CareerBuilder

2 April 2014

London-based job distribution and candidate sourcing tool provider, Broadbean, has been acquired by Chicago-based job board, CareerBuilder, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is intended to bring recruiters and HR managers a faster, more convenient, and more cost-effective way to acquire tal...


Netherlands – Hans Kamps – Our industry has a tremendous resilience

2 April 2014

Hans Kamps has been President of the Dutch Federation of Staffing Agencies (ABU) for nearly 15 years. On the 19 May 2014 he will step down and the former director of ABU, Aart van der Gaag, will take over his role.In an interview with ABU, Mr Kamps looks back over his career and talks about the D...


Switzerland – Foreign worker vote proves to be bad timing for watch makers

2 April 2014

Switzerland’s recent vote to curtail the immigration of workers from the European Union (EU) could seriously affect the Alpine country’s booming watch trade, industry insiders warned this week, reports bdlive.co.za.Nearly half of employees in the sector are foreign nationals who reside in Switzer...


UK – Company fined after agency worker’s arm crushed

2 April 2014

A Hull-based engineering firm, J H Fenner & Co, was fined £7,500 after an agency worker suffered crush injuries when his right hand and arm were dragged into a machine at the firm’s factory, reports hulldailymail.co.uk.The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the company, which trades...


UK – Number of Romanian jobseekers doubles

2 April 2014

The number of Romanians applying for jobs in the UK has almost doubled since temporary European Union labour restrictions were lifted at the beginning of the year, according to Tjobs, reports romania-insider.com.Since 1 January 2014, the Romanian job portal, which hosts more than 200 recruitment...


Italy – GI Group CEO applauds government’s temporary recruitment extension decree

1 April 2014

Since being sworn in last month, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has clashed with trade unions over employment reform. Tensions ran especially high when the government passed a reform package last week aimed at turning around record-high unemployment rates. The plan included a decree extendin...