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France – Synergie named top employer 2015

12 February 2015

French recruitment firm Synergie (SDG: PAR) has been named “Top Employer 2015 – Service Sector” by French magazine Capital.In its February issue, Capital magazine published the results of a one-off survey of corporate HR policies, entitled “France’s Top 400 Employers”.Synergie ranked top in the s...


Netherlands – Recruitment firm to extend service offering following acquisition

11 February 2015

Dutch recruitment, payroll, and RPO provider Euro Planit has acquired rival Dutch recruitment firm Flexperfect. The acquisition will enable Flexperfect to meet the increasing demand for its services, and allow Euro Planit to offer a wider range of services.Flexperfect, founded in 2005, specialise...


Ireland – Professional vacancies up by a quarter in January

11 February 2015

The number of professional job vacancies in Ireland was up by 24% during January 2015, compared with the same month last year according to the Morgan McKinley Ireland Employment Monitor. The monitor recorded a 31% increase in job availability in January 2015 compared to December 2014, r...


Norway – Proffice appoints regional Director

11 February 2015

Swedish staffing firm Proffice (PROEB: SS) yesterday announced that it has appointed Eivind Bøe to the position of Director of the group’s business in Norway.Henrik Höjsgaard, President and CEO of the Proffice Group, commented: "Norway is an important market for the Proffice Group, and I'm d...


Sweden – Uniflex secures contract with facilities management company

11 February 2015

Swedish staffing firm Uniflex is one of the companies that has signed an agreement with facilities management company Coor to source staff in Sweden. Uniflex will be responsible for sourcing several different positions within the field of facilities management.Per Eltell, Sales Manager at Uniflex...


UK – NHS’ high cost overseas recruitment of nurses criticised

10 February 2015

Critics have attacked the “ludicrous” use of taxpayers’ money by the NHS, following an investigation by the Telegraph into the high cost of recruiting foreign nurses.NHS managers went on almost 100 trips abroad last year in expensive trawls to recruit foreign nurses, many of whom stayed in post f...


UK – Transportation and logistics recruiter planning for international growth

10 February 2015

Yorkshire-based recruitment firm Specialist People Services (SPS) has announced intentions to buy an Australian business as part of its strategy to turn into a global brand, reports The Yorkshire Post.The firm, which owns transportation and logistics recruitment firm Driver Hire, also revealed th...


UK – The missing million: older workers pushed out of the job market

10 February 2015

More than a million people over the age of 50 have been forced to stop working, as employers continue to discriminate against older workers, reports The Daily Mail.A report, entitled “The Missing Million”, compiled by the Prince of Wales’ charity Business In The Community, claims that over a mill...


UK – Prime Minister calls on businesses to give workers a pay rise

10 February 2015

Prime Minister David Cameron will urge business leaders to give their workers a pay rise, during a speech to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) later today, according to the BBC.Speaking at the BCC’s annual conference, he is expected to say economic conditions have "not been this good fo...


UK – Demand for professional talent up by a third

9 February 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have 29% more vacancies on their books than this time last year, according to a survey data the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Its latest research comes as official figures reveal that that the UK was the G7’s strongest growing econ...