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Netherlands - Vacancies and prospects up

15 August 2014

Vacancy numbers in Q2 2014 were up +18.7% year-on-year at 108,000 (seasonally adjusted) the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced yesterday. This is the fourth quarter rise and +17,000 greater than a year ago.Commercial services contributed most in real terms to the increase up +21.4% at 6...


Germany – Delete emails to improve work life balance

15 August 2014

German vehicle-maker Daimler has an innovative approach to holiday email according to the BBC. Which many people during this holiday season may well wish their company would copy so that they don’t return from their break with a mountain of unanswered correspondence.Email a Daimler employee while...


Netherlands – Brunel revenue up, but profits disappoint

14 August 2014

Dutch staffing firm Brunel International (BRNL: NL) today reported revenue growth for the three months ending 30 June 2014 of €340.6 million, up +18% at constant exchange rates.In terms of profit, the company was unable to match the revenue growth. Gross profit rose by +11% to €57.7 million, comp...


Netherlands – ING predicts staffing industry growth

14 August 2014

According to a quarterly report by ING, the Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, Dutch staffing industry revenue is expected to grow by +4% in 2014 and +6% in 2015, after two years of contraction. The figure for 2014 is an increase on an initially predicted figure of +2...


Ireland – Number of professional jobs on offer rise in the last year

14 August 2014

The number of professional jobs on offer has substantially increased in the last year, with jobseekers in some areas now able to pick between multiple offers according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor for July 2014.The Monitor recorded a +21% increase in the number of vacancies in...


UK – New research suggests candidate claims are left to clients

14 August 2014

New research from Creditsafe, a provider of company credit records reveals that just a quarter (26%) of UK based head hunters and recruitment companies are looking to verify claims made in candidate’s CVs by making use of business intelligence solutions.  Several of the firms surveyed c...


UK – Education contractors expect earnings increase

14 August 2014

Contractors within the education sector are feeling optimistic about their earnings over the next 12 months, according to new analysis by professional umbrella employment provider, giant group.The organisation’s latest survey found that 79% of contractors within the education sector expect their...


UK – PageGroup reports improving business environment in half year results

13 August 2014

International specialist recruiter PageGroup (MPI: LSE) reported revenue growth for the six months ended 30 June 2014 of +8.3% to £512.2m (2013: £503.2m) at constant exchange rates.  Gross profit increased by +7.9%% to £263.7m (2013: £261.9m).Gross profit derived from temporary recruitment a...


UK – Government Plan to ban overseas recruitment not fit for purpose

13 August 2014

The evidence behind a proposal to ban recruiters from advertising exclusively overseas has been labelled “not fit for purpose” by the Regulatory Policy Committee (‘RPC’). The RPC, an independent non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, publi...


UK – Growth in UK labour market but pay declines

13 August 2014

The latest estimates for April to June 2014, according to the Office of National Statistics, show that employment continued to rise and unemployment continued to fall. These changes continue the general direction of movement over the past two years.During the three month period, there were 30.60...