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Belgium – Staffing industry reports strong second quarter

6 October 2014

There was some weakening of the Belgian economy during the second quarter of 2014, which reported growth of only +0.4% when compared with the same period last year, according to Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.However, despite the slowdown in economic growth, the staffing in...


UK – Demand for professional talent up +25%

6 October 2014

Professional recruitment firms now have +25% more vacancies on their books than this time last year, according to a new survey from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). The organisation’s latest research comes as the Treasury’s growth forecast for the UK economy stands at +...


Cyprus – GRS Recruitment issued first temporary worker licence

6 October 2014

Cyprus-based recruitment firm Global Recruitment Solutions (GRS) announced that it has been granted the first licence to provide temporary workers to companies in Cyprus, in accordance with the Temporary Workers Act 2012.The new license, issued by the Cyprus Ministry of Labour, means GRS are the...


Ireland – Skills shortages delaying recovery

6 October 2014

Activity in the Irish labour market is rising, but choke points are already emerging at what is an early stage in the recovery cycle, reports the Irish Examiner. Recruitment firms Mercer and Hays have both issued reports recently which point to the emergence of skills shortages across the ec...


UK – Employers struggling with absence levels of secret carers

6 October 2014

More than one-in-three employers report that absence levels have increased because their staff are struggling to cope with their caring responsibilities outside work, according to the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD).New figures from the professional body for HR and people...


UK – Technology gender debate stuck in a rut

6 October 2014

Businesses need to stop focusing on the same arguments when searching for solutions to get women into technology and start talking to female students directly, according to ReThink Recruitment.In light of recent news that twenty leading brands have committed to the WISE (Women in Scienc...


France – Temporary staffing markets continue rollercoaster ride

3 October 2014

Temporary employment across France decreased by -0.3% in August 2014, compared with August 2013, according to the latest figures from the French Association of Employment Agencies, Prism’Emploi.Prism’Emploi had cautioned that despite reporting growth of +2.4% in July, this was not indicative of a...


Netherlands – USG People acquires majority stake in Netwerven

3 October 2014

Dutch staffing company USG People (USG: NL) announced that it has further expanded its online services with the acquisition of 51% of the shares of Netwerven, an advisor that helps to build and deploy recruitment strategies and optimise recruitment processes.Founded in the Netherlands in 2006, Ne...


UK – Staffline secures two-year contract

3 October 2014

Staffline, the national recruitment, outsourcing, training, and Welfare to Work organisation, announced today that the company’s EOS subsidiary has secured a two-year contract with Suffolk County Council to provide employment information, advice and guidance services to all 16 to 24 year old jobs...


Netherlands – Talent & Pro appoints new CEO

3 October 2014

Dutch recruitment firm Talent & Pro has announced the appointment of Rob Kluyt to the position of Chief Executive Officer. The recruitment firm specialises in sourcing professionals for the banking, insurance, pension, and life insurance sector.Mr Kluyt commented: “It is my aim to take Talent...