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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...


World – Steady growth provides platform for operating margin improvement at Adecco

7 August 2014

Adecco (ADEN: VX) reported organic revenue growth across the majority of its markets during the second quarter ending 30 June 2014. Of the major markets, Australia & New Zealand was the only region to report a decline in organic revenue, year-on-year.The company reported revenue of €5.0 billi...


UK – Matchtech reports H2 net fee income growth

7 August 2014

Specialist engineering and professional services recruitment firm Matchtech (MTEC: AIM) reported net fee income of £23.1 million for the six months ending 31 July 2014, a year-on-year increase of +16%.Adrian Gunn, Chief Executive Officer of the Group, commented: “The Group has continued its track...


Ireland – Collective bargaining legislation to be in place before the end of the year

7 August 2014

Ireland’s Minister for Business & Employment, Ged Nash, is working to have legislation on collective bargaining rights enacted by the end of this year. The legislation is intended to significantly strengthen the rights of workers in companies that refuse to engage in collective bargaining, wh...


UK – Companies to boost employee engagement schemes

7 August 2014

Over half (53%) of UK organisations plan to broaden their employee engagement programmes in order to maximise their investment in talent initiatives, according to Talent Management: Accelerating Business Performance, a global survey by Right Management, the career and talent management division o...