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UK – Companies will have to recruit from new markets to meet demand for IT specialists

17 September 2014

A report from specialist business and technology recruitment firm ReThink Recruitment found that businesses will have to target new overseas markets to source IT professionals in the future.The report found that organisations can no longer rely on recruiting IT talent from the Indian subcontinent...


UK – Strong growth in hospitality recruitment in Q2

17 September 2014

Recruitment levels in the UK’s hospitality sector increased by +22% during Q2 2014, compared with the same quarter last year, according to hospitality job board Caterer.com. The survey indicated that there was an increase of +14% in the share of advertised jobs with salaries in excess of £30,000....


UK – Eight arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and labour exploitation

17 September 2014

Eight people were arrested yesterday after a series of successful warrants were carried out in Plymouth and Cornwall as part of a major investigation into human trafficking and modern slavery.Police arrested eight people, five women and three men, on suspicion of trafficking people into the UK fo...


Poland – Employment salary growth below expectations

17 September 2014

The Polish employment rate increased by +0.7% during August 2014, while salaries increased by +3.5%, compared with August 2013, according to figures released by Poland’s Central Statistics Office (GUS).The growth, however, failed to meet analysts’ expectations. Analysts had expected salary growth...


UK – Business lines closed and headcount reduced following difficult H1 for Hydrogen

16 September 2014

Recruitment firm Hydrogen Group (HYDG: AIM) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £87.3 million, a decrease of -3% in constant currency, compared with £91 million during the same period last year.Gross profit during H1 2014 fell by -5% in constant currency to £14.6 million, d...


Sweden – Staffing industry reports growth in Q2

16 September 2014

The Swedish staffing industry reported a combined revenue of SEK 5.5 billion (€595.1 million) during the second quarter of 2014, an increase of +5% compared with the same quarter last year, according to the Federation of Swedish Staffing Industries (Bemanningsfӧretagen).Agency workers accounted f...


Scotland – APSCo: Whatever the vote – the future is bright for the recruitment market

16 September 2014

While there is undoubtedly uncertainty around the upcoming independence vote, recruitment firms have every reason to feel optimistic, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo, commented: “There is no doubt that there are likely to...


UK – Agency worker awarded compensation for Agency Worker Regulations breach

16 September 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a temporary worker more than £10,000 in compensation after ruling that she was not paid the same wages as an equivalent permanent employee after 12 weeks, reports personneltoday.com.The Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) provide that temporary workers supplied thro...


Europe – Job vacancy rates rise in Q2

16 September 2014

The job vacancy rate in the Eurozone was 1.7% during the second quarter of 2014, unchanged compared with the previous quarter but an increase compared with 1.5% during Q2 2013, according to Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Union.The job vacancy rate across the 28 Member States was 1...


UK – Networkers International’s profits hamstrung by challenging conditions

15 September 2014

International recruitment company Networkers International (NWKI: AIM) reported revenue of £81.1 million for the six months ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +2.1% compared with £79.4 million a year ago.Gross profit for the period fell by -6.1% to £13.8 million, down from £14.7 million last yea...