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Europe – DHI Group rebrands job board and extends service offering

2 July 2015

DHI Group (formerly Dice Holdings) (NYSE: DHX) a US-based provider of specialised websites and services for professional communities, announced that it has rebranded its tech career service The IT Job Board to Dice. The move is part of the company’s plans to expend its service offering in th...


Belgium – Strong staffing market growth continues

1 July 2015

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in Belgium increased sharply by 16.6% in May 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.This follows an increase of 12.3% in the number of hours worked dur...


UK – Penna announces acquisition and strategic partnership

1 July 2015

Penna Consulting (PNA: LSE), the international human resources consulting group, announced that it has acquired Career Café, which trades as 360 Degrees Advertising and 360 Education, a provider of recruitment services to the higher education and student marketing sectors.These sectors are areas...


UK – Norman Broadbent CEO steps down

1 July 2015

Executive search firm Norman Broadbent (NBB: LSE) today announced that Sue O’Brien, CEO and Board Director, has resigned, effective from 30 June 2015. She will, however, continue to work for the company until the end of August 2015.Scanes Bentley, currently Non-Executive Chairman of the Company,...


UK – Line managers a major barrier to retention of disabled employees

1 July 2015

A lack of skilled and confident line managers is a major barrier to the retention of employees with disabilities, according to research commission by the Business Disability Forum (BDF).In their report, “State of the Nation: Retaining and Developing Employees with Disabilities”, BDF discovered th...


France – Further growth reported in staffing market

30 June 2015

Growth continued in the French staffing market in May 2015, building on the year-on-year increase in temporary employment reported in April 2015, according to figures from Prism’Emploi, the French Association of Employment Agencies.Temporary employment increased by 6% in May, compared with the sa...


UK – Randstad launches salary tool

30 June 2015

Specialist recruiter Randstad has today launched a Salary Checker facility that allows UK workers to see how much their professional counterparts and regional neighbours are earning. According to Randstad, the tool is the most comprehensive wage comparator available, using more than 870,000...


UK – Former illegal immigrants sentenced for using fake ID to secure gangmasters licence

30 June 2015

A Lincolnshire couple, who both first entered the UK as illegal immigrants, have been handed prison sentences after building a property empire and a successful gangmaster business using a stolen ID.In a landmark conviction, described by the judge as ‘the first of its type in the UK’, Lithuania-bo...


Europe – Further decrease in unemployment

30 June 2015

The unemployment rate across the 28 Members States of the European Union was 9.6% in May 2015, down from 9.7% in April and down compared with 10.3% in May 2014, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Union.Unemployment across the 19 Eurozone countries...


UK – Professional hiring up, as economy accelerates

29 June 2015

Professional recruitment firms now have 13% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).This annual increase is in line with reports from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research...