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UK – Acquisition of Networkers International by Matchtech approved

31 March 2015

The boards of recruitment firms Matchtech Group (MTEC: LN) and Networkers International (NWKI: LN) have announced that the Scheme of Arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006, in order to effect the recommended acquisition of Networkers by Matchtech, has been sanctioned by the Court.In...


UK – Tech employers value soft skills as much as software proficiency

31 March 2015

Employers in the UK’s Tech sector look for soft skills and emotional intelligence alongside technical expertise in potential candidates, according to specialist recruiter Randstad Technologies.In an analysis of job advertisements posted on their site, Randstad found that Tech employers frequently...


Free Webinar – Managing risk and understanding operating models for European programmes

31 March 2015

Buyers of workforce management solutions are focused on two main objectives: increasing quality of services and reducing risk. They see both objectives as enablers for cost reduction and as opportunities to streamline processes and uncover efficiencies.A first step for them in achieving quality g...


UK – Election uncertainty impacting jobs growth

30 March 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have 21% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts.This annual increase in opportunities is juxtaposed with a coolin...


France – Temporary staffing growth accelerates

30 March 2015

The growth reported in the French temporary employment market during January 2015 continued into February, according to the latest figures from Prism’Emploi, the French Association of Employment Agencies.Temporary employment increased by 3.7% in February 2015, compared with the same month last ye...


Italy – Thousands march against labour reforms

30 March 2015

Tens of thousands of workers marched through the centre of Rome against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's reform of the labour market, headed by a popular union chief who is seen by many as a possible future leader of Italy's left, reports Reuters.The march was organised by Italy's main engineering u...


UK – A perfect storm for workers, says Adzuna

30 March 2015

February saw the largest annual increase in advertised salaries since the recession, driven by growing pay packets for Britain’s teachers and healthcare professionals, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk.At £34,627, advertised wages were 8.1% higher than the £32,023 reg...


World – Largest Job Boards ranked

30 March 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts’ today releases its report on the 2015 Largest Job Boards Globally ranked by annual revenue.  We believe that this is the first ranking of its kind as Job Boards are traditionally ranked by other methods such as website traffic and/or numbers of jobs. Aside from th...


Belgium – European Commission refers country to Court for refusing to recognise workers’ certificates

27 March 2015

The European Commission has decided to refer Belgium to the Court of Justice for refusing to recognise mobile workers' documents certifying that they pay social security in another Member State.It considers that the current rules in Belgium, which allow the authorities not to recognise such...


UK – Holiday pay should reflect a worker’s normal remuneration

27 March 2015

In order to accord with European law, holiday pay should reflect a worker’s normal remuneration, according to the outcome of an Employment Tribunal (ET), reports law firm Osborne Clarke.The case, “Lock vs British Gas Trading Ltd”, centred on the unlawful deduction of wages based on holiday pay be...