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UK – London Employment Monitor shows city recruitment levels rising

12 August 2014

The July 2014 London Employment Monitor shows that City recruitment continues to intensify. The number of available roles was up +10% in July to 9,315, from 8,490 recorded the previous month. Yearly figures also indicate impressive growth, with job opportunities up +32% compared to the same month...


Switzerland - Adecco acquires OnForce to expand its Beeline service offering

11 August 2014

Adecco today announced the acquisition of OnForce, Inc.,  a freelancer management system (FMS) that provides cloud-based solutions for companies to manage their use of freelancers/independent contractors. According to Adecco, these solutions complement the vendor management system (VMS) prov...


Northern Ireland - Probe raps PSNI over "cosy" Grafton Recruitment contracts

11 August 2014

An 18-month probe into the awarding of Police Service of Northern Ireland (‘PSNI’) contracts worth over £100 million to Grafton Recruitment has warned of "cosy" deals and a procurement policy that was vulnerable to "corrupt practices" according to The Sunday Independent.For ov...


UK – Optionis supports use of government consultants

11 August 2014

Following on from a BBC Newsnight report into Whitehall spending on external consultants last week, Derek Kelly, managing director of Optionis, the contractor and freelancer services group, claims that consultants make a key contribution to government departments and offer taxpayers value for mon...


UK - Graduate job prospects 'best since crisis began'

11 August 2014

Hiring intentions among UK businesses rose strongly in July to surpass their pre-crisis figure and reach their highest level since 1998, according to the latest Business Trends report by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.The BDO Employment Index, which predicts companies' hiring intention...


UK - Salary rises are muted

11 August 2014

Despite reports from various business surveys hailing a rise in starting salaries, figures from the CIPD's Labour Market Outlook reveal that only 2% of employers report a significant increase in starting salaries. This is because some business surveys are not picking up the large number of employ...


UK - Temporary placements rise at fastest rate in seven months

8 August 2014

A six month high in demand for new staff among recruitment firms is being balanced by a continuing skills shortage according to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) JobsOutlook survey of employers.Each of the four English regions covered by the survey registered higher perm...


Global - Bullhorn Acquires The Code Works Inc

8 August 2014

Bullhorn, the global provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software for the staffing and recruiting industries, today announced that it has acquired The Code Works Inc. – the makers of VMS Access.VMS Access is a sort of middleware, making it possible for staffing firms of any size to...


UK - Demand for engineers remains high, but employers struggle to find staff

8 August 2014

The findings of the REC’s JobsOutlook published today appear to be confirmed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) ninth annual Engineering and Technology: Skills & Demand in Industry report. Demand for engineers remains high but more than half of employers are having...


Croatia - New Labour Act enacted

8 August 2014

The new Labour Act, which met with fierce criticism from the Opposition and the dissatisfaction of trade unions and the national employers' association, has been enacted on 7th August according to dalje.com.The new law makes it possible, with working-time redistribution, to extend the working wee...