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World – Improved Europe offsets moderating growth in Adecco’s North American operations

11 August 2015

Adecco (ADEN: VX), the largest staffing firm in the world, today reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of €5,582 million, an increase of 4% in constant currency (CC) compared with €4,987 million during the same quarter last year.   Q2 2015 Q2 2014 Change...


UK – Employers of illegal immigrants to be hit hard, warns immigration minister

11 August 2015

UK businesses that employ illegal workers will be hit with "the full force of government machinery", immigration minister James Brokenshire has warned, reports the BBC.He wanted that "rogue employers" who give work to illegal migrants were denying UK citizens jobs, driving dow...


UK – Employment prospects for young people brightening

11 August 2015

Against the backdrop of low unemployment and rising recruitment pressures, UK employers are increasingly turning to young talent to fill their skills gaps, reports the CIPD. This is signalling the end of a broadly ‘bleak’ decade for young jobseekers and giving a boost to the thousands of young pe...


UK – Jobvite to open London office

11 August 2015

Jobvite, a recruiting platform for the social web, has announced that it will open its first office in the UK, in order to expand its reach to more clients in Europe, reports uk.businessinsider.com.The platform, which is headquartered in Silicon Valley, allows companies to submit a job vacancy, d...


UK – Work Group looking to sell its businesses

10 August 2015

UK-based recruitment firm Work Group (WORK: AIM) has announced that it is seeking a buyer of its businesses following a strategic review of its future options from business services agency SI Partners.The strategic review was announced in June, with the company electing not to publish its financi...


Germany – European Commission approves 7S Group’s acquisition by ManpowerGroup

10 August 2015

The European Commission on Friday announced that, in accordance with the EU Merger Regulation, it has approved the acquisition of German staffing firm 7S Group by US-headquartered staffing firm ManpowerGroup.The Commission concluded that the proposed acquisition would not raise competition concer...


UK – Housing boom lifting London contractor market

10 August 2015

There was a 10% increase in contractor job availability in London during July 2015, compared with June 2015, according to the London Recruitment Index from specialist contract recruitment firm Venn Group.Much of this activity is attributed to opportunities created by a booming housing market, wit...


UK – Wages growing at fastest pace in nearly seven years

10 August 2015

Official figures are expected to show that UK wages are growing at their fastest pace in almost seven years, as the economic recovery continues, reports The Scotsman.Although average earnings are still about £30-a-week lower than before the global financial crisis, the Bank of England has predict...


UK – Permanent employees can take priority over agency workers for jobs

7 August 2015

It is a basic principle of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 that temporary agency workers are entitled to equal pay and working conditions compared with permanent employees.Article 6 of the EU’s Agency Workers Directive requires agency workers to be informed of any internal vacancies at their...


UK – Growth in permanent and temporary vacancies eases to two-year low

7 August 2015

Permanent staff placements continued to rise in July, but the rate of growth eased further from April’s recent high to the slowest pace in over two years. Similarly, temporary/contract billings increased at their least marked pace for 25 months, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Rec...