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Poland – Job numbers up +8.5% as economic recovery takes hold

9 July 2014

There was an increase of +8.5% in the number of jobs posted on Polish job board Pracuj during the second quarter of 2014, compared with the same period last year. A total of 97,698 jobs were posted during the three months.The greatest demand for staff came from the trade and retail sector, repres...


Germany – Earlier retirement age a concern for companies

9 July 2014

Companies across Germany are concerned about the impact the earlier retirement age of 63 will have, according to a survey compiled by market research group TNS, on behalf of Adecco Group. Two-thirds of decision makers from 251 companies voiced concerns that valuable knowledge and know-how will be...


Ireland – Professional job number up but summer slowdown expected

9 July 2014

There was a +3% increase in the number of professional jobs opportunities in Ireland during Q2 2014, compared with Q2 2013, according to the Irish Employment Monitor from Morgan McKinley. During the first six months of the year, professional job opportunities increased by +6%, year-on-year.The Em...


UK – Cumbrian recruiter awarded nuclear contract

9 July 2014

Recruitment firm NuExec Consulting has been announced as the preferred bidders for the permanent recruit services to the low-level waste repository (LLWR) just south of the Sellafield site in West Cumbria, reports nwemail.co.uk.No details were provided regarding the contract value or for how many...


UK – Trade body partners with US Association

9 July 2014

UK-based trade body Direct Employers Association (DEA) has announced its new partnership with similarly named US-based DirectEmployers Association. The partnership is intended to further aid and educate HR professionals in the field of recruitment and talent acquisition, reports digitaljournal.co...


UK – Morson reports strong revenue and profit growth

8 July 2014

Salford-based technical recruiter Morson Group reported a +17.7% increase in revenue to £653.5 million for 2013, up from £555.1 million in 2012. Group net fee income for the year rose by +18% to £49.3 million, compared with £41.8 million a year ago.Paul Gilmour, Finance Director of the Group, sai...


UK – Permanent and temporary staff availability tumbles

8 July 2014

There was a considerable reduction in the availability of staff to fill permanent roles across the UK during June 2014. This marked the sharpest rate of contraction since the survey began in October 1997. Temporary and contract staff also recorded a sharp deterioration in availability, with June’...


Netherlands – Staffing industry growth continues

8 July 2014

The latest figures from the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU) revealed that the number of hours worked by temporary agency workers increased by +8% during the sixth period (26 May – 22 June), compared with the same period last year. Sales during the period also rose by +8%, year-on-ye...


Germany – Finance sector recruiter reports strong growth

8 July 2014

Hamburg-based temporary staffing firm Krongaard reported revenue growth of +25% to €22.6 million in 2013. The finance sector recruiter reported that demand for staff remained high, particularly in the banking and regulatory sectors.Jan Jagemann, CEO of Krongaard, commented: “The advantage of addi...


UK – CIPD: Don’t tamper with employment rights framework

8 July 2014

The current flexible labour market and employment rights framework are fit for purpose, but the political debate surrounding it can sometimes be “unnecessarily polarised”, according to the CIPD, reports wsandb.co.uk.In its Manifesto for Work, the professional body for HR and people deve...