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Ireland - Next Generation Recruitment reports strong rise in turnover

31 March 2014

The Dublin-based Next Generation Recruitment announced a +40% increase in turnover to €5 million in 2013, with growth in both its national and international recruitment business. The company said it had seen an overall +60% increase in recruitment demand last year. With mandates for Irish IT...


UK - 1.5 million ex-offenders have convictions “cleared”

31 March 2014

A legislative change that seems to have slipped into law with no great fanfare this month revisits the spent convictions regime says Ellen Inglis of Squire Sanders. On 10 March the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 was amended to reduce the time that must pass before ex-offenders can claim to...


Netherlands - Excellence AG expands

31 March 2014

The expansion of German Engineering Service provider, Excellence AG, shows the growing importance of the Netherlands to German manufacturers. Under the leadership of Ronald Reudink and Bjorn Markerink, the company, which already has six offices in Germany and two in Austria, has established its n...


Europe – Eurociett shows growth across the board

28 March 2014

Eurociett’s Agency Work Business Indicator shows a further recovery of the agency work sector in Europe, with a growth rate of +4.8% year on year in the number of hours worked by agency workers measured in January 2014, following a +4.1% growth rate in December 2013. This means growth is still ac...


UK- Skills gap negatively impacting nearly half of businesses

28 March 2014

The current job market is not only frustrating for those looking for employment, but also for businesses with open positions that they cannot find the talent to hire according to the latest CareerBuilder.co.uk survey.  Half of employers say they are concerned with the growing skills gap in B...


Belgium - Federgon calls for lifting restriction on agency work in public sector

28 March 2014

Only a few months ago senior officials at government departments openly pleaded for the introduction of temporary work in the public sector. Ministries, cities councils and local authorities, need modern HR tool just as much as private companies, and agency work is one of these. Yet, the federal...


UK – Three snapshots of Healthcare staffing

28 March 2014

Three local snapshots provide a view of the current state of the Healthcare staffing sector. In Oxfordshire, the money spent on agency staff and locum doctors,to deal with a rise in hospital patients dramatically increased, according to figures published by the Oxford Mail show. Health bosses say...


Germany – SAP to acquire Fieldglass VMS

26 March 2014

Fieldglass, one of the largest vendor management system providers, is being acquired by German business software provider SAP. A German company, SAP provides HR management capability through SuccessFactors and business procurement and business collaboration via Ariba. Fieldglass will fill in...


Belgium – Temporary hours worked fall in February

26 March 2014

The number of hours worked on a temporary basis in Belgium fell 0.26% in February from January on a seasonally adjusted and calendar-adjusted basis, according to the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies (Federgon).Compared to the same month last year, the number of hours worked on a temporary...


France – Number of registered job-seekers up 0.9%

26 March 2014

The number or registered job-seekers in France rose by 31,500, or 0.9 percent, in February, according to the Ministére du Travail, de l’Emploi, de la Formation Professionnelle et du Dialogue Social. The decline follows a slowdown then a quasi-stabilization at the end of 2013.MNI reported the numb...