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Croatia – Employers unsupportive of labour act amendments

3 July 2014

The Croatian Employers Association (HUP) does not support the final labour bill because it does not sufficiently contribute to the cushioning of the effects of the crisis in the economy, reports dalje.com.In a statement, the HUP also said that it does not improve conditions for doing business and...


Europe – Commission outlines measures to maximise growth in green jobs

3 July 2014

The European Commission has adopted a Communication outlining the employment challenges and opportunities of the current transition towards a green, low carbon, energy, and resource-efficient economy, reports ec.europa.eu.The Green Employment Initiative Communication presents an integrated framew...


UK – Hudson appoints new UK Managing Director

3 July 2014

International talent solutions company, Hudson Global Inc., (HSON: NSDQ) today announced the appointment of Peter Istead to the position of Managing Director of its operations in the UK and Ireland.Mr Istead joins Hudson from Michael Page, where he spent 19 years working in their recruitment busi...


UK – Staffline announces acquisition of Skillspoint

2 July 2014

Nottingham-based recruitment firm Staffline Group PLC (STAF: LSE) announced today the acquisition of Leicester-based training procurement consultancy Softmist Limited, which trades as Skillspoint.Financial details of the acquisition were not released.Following the acquisition in May 2014 of Avant...


France – Growth in temporary staffing but caution urged

2 July 2014

Temporary employment across France increased by +2.3% in May 2014, compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures from the French Association of Employment Agencies, Prism’Emploi. This follows declines of -1% in April, -2% in March, -2.4% in February, and -2.7% in January 2014. Ho...


UK – Rethink announces three-year contract extension with Marks & Spencer

2 July 2014

Talent management and recruitment services provider Rethink Group (RTG: AIM) confirmed today that it has extended its contract with retail chain Marks and Spencer (M&S) for a further three years.  Under the terms of the extended Managed Service contract, which commenced in June 2014, Ret...


Northern Ireland – Alexander Mann to open service centre in Belfast

2 July 2014

International recruitment firm Alexander Mann Solutions has announced plans to establish a service centre in Belfast, reports The BBC. The new centre is expected to create 250 new jobs for the region.First Minister Peter Robinson said: "I am delighted to welcome another world-class company t...


UK – Transport recruiter opens six new offices

2 July 2014

A Cheshire-based transport recruitment company, Drivers Direct, announced that it is set to open six new offices across England and create 180 new jobs, reports insidermedia.com. The company, which provides temporary and permanent drivers, is set to grow following a +20% increase in turnover to £...


UK – Companies fined after agency workers injured

2 July 2014

In separate incidents, two companies have been prosecuted and fined following injuries to agency workers in England last year. A Northampton logistics firm was fined £11,000 and ordered to pay £1,067 in costs after admitting a breach of the Work at Height Regulations (2005). The firm was pro...


UK – Enhanced code of ethics for executive recruiters launched

1 July 2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable today launched a new code of conduct for head hunters and executive recruiters in a bid to support more female appointments to FTSE 350 boards, reports ibtimes.co.uk.The Enhanced Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms comes after more than 70 firms sig...