Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

UK – Change in strategy impacts Parity Group’s results

15 September 2015

Specialist technology staffing company Parity Group (PTY: LSE) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2015 of £41.2 million, a decrease of 14.7% compared with £48.3 million during the same period last year. 

  H1 2015 H1 2014 Change
Revenue £41.2 million ...

Switzerland – Temporary worker numbers dip again

15 September 2015

After rebounding by 10% in July, the number of temporary workers in Switzerland decreased by 3.3% in August 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.

During the year to date, temporary worker numbers remain...

UK – Proposals to use agency workers during strikes concerning, warns REC

15 September 2015

A key aspect of government plans to reform trade union laws has come under fire from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), reports The BBC.

As part of its Trade Union Bill, the government wants to end the ban on using agency workers to replace striking staff. The ban has been in place since...

Wales – Recruitment firm “apologises” for using tasteless images in advertising campaign

14 September 2015

Pier Recruitment, a Welsh staffing firm, has issued an apology for its use of images of refugees, serial killers, and dictators in its latest advertising campaign, according to the Daily Mail

The company used photos of Saddam Hussein, serial killer Fred West, and paedophile Jimmy Savile to promote...

World – Randstad included in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

14 September 2015

Randstad (RAND: NV), the second largest staffing firm in the world, today announced that the company has been included in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DHSI) review.

Randstad is the only HR services provider included in the DJSI World and DJSI Europe indices, as a member of the professional...

UK – Technical knowledge alone is not enough for pharmaceutical professionals

14 September 2015

Pharmaceutical professionals must develop wider commercial and business skills if they want to continue to secure top jobs, according to specialist pharmaceutical recruitment firm NonStop Recruitment.

The company warned that, as firms across the world are making significant cuts, professionals must go...

UK – Gibbs S3 named National Champion at The European Business Awards

14 September 2015

Gibbs S3, a provider of hybrid workforce solutions, has been named a UK National Champion in the European Business Awards; an award that promotes success, innovation, and ethics in the European business community.    

Farida Gibbs, founder and CEO of Gibbs S3, commented: “This award...

UK – Robust contract recruitment boosts SThree’s results

11 September 2015

International recruitment firm SThree (STHR: LSE) reported gross profit for the third quarter ending 31 August 2015 of £61 million, an increase of 13% in constant currency (CC) compared with £55.1 million during the same period last year.

The strongest increase in gross profit was reported in the company’s...

France – Temporary contract number up, but average duration down

11 September 2015

The number of temporary contracts in France increased by 2.9% during 2014, compared with the previous year. This increase follows year-on-year declines in 2012 and 2013, according to figures from French job centre Pôle Emploi.

The increase was driven by the Industrial and Services sectors, with temporary...

Europe – Court of Justice rules travel time can be working time

11 September 2015

The Court of Justice for The European Union yesterday announced that the journeys made by workers without a fixed or habitual place of work between their homes and the first and last customer of the day constitute working time.

The Court, concurring with an earlier opinion of the Advocate General of the...