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UK – Two-thirds of recruiters report net fee income growth and expansion plans

2 October 2014

New research from business advisory firm Deloitte and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has revealed a strong performance across the UK professional recruitment sector.The second annual APSCo Deloitte UK Recruitment Index found that almost 70% of professional recruitment...


Germany – Temporary worker numbers up

2 October 2014

The number of temporary workers in Germany rose by +3.6% to 800,400 in July 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Statistical Office of the Federal Employment Agency (BAP).Compared with June, there were 21,100 more temporary workers in July, equati...


UK – Canadian recruiter acquires Hawksmoor Search

2 October 2014

Canadian retained executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International announced yesterday that it has completed its acquisition of London-based executive search firm Hawksmoor Search. The company previously announced on 19 August that it had entered into an agreement to buy the firm.Hawksmo...


UK – REC expresses disappointment at David Cameron’s comments on staffing industry

2 October 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron, at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, outlined his manifesto for the forthcoming general election in May 2015; promising the people of Britain full employment and three million apprentices if the Tory’s are re-elected.Addressing one of the biggest contr...


UK – Female managers to work until 80 if they want to earn as much as men

2 October 2014

New salary figures show that a ‘mid-life pay crisis’ is hitting female managers, with women aged 40+ earning -35% less than men, according to data published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and salary specialists XpertHR.In order to earn the same as a male manager over their career, a...


UK – Thousands more working following abolishment of default retirement age

2 October 2014

In honour of International Older People’s Day (1 October), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) revealed that, since the abolishment of the default retirement age on 1 October 2011, there are now 1.1 million workers aged 65 or above, compared with 874,000 three years ago.Since the end of th...


Italy – Renzi wins vote on labour market reforms

1 October 2014

Following a five-hour party meeting on Monday, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi secured support for broad-brush proposals which will, supposedly, extend jobless benefits, cut the number of short-term contracts, boost the roles of employment agencies, and reduce job protection for permanent wor...


Netherlands – Temporary staffing growth eases as summer season draws to a close

1 October 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands increased by +8% during  period nine (18 August – 14 September) compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures from the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU).This follows growth of +9% in the...


France – Temporary worker numbers up in Q2

1 October 2014

At the end of the second quarter 2014, there were 541,900 temporary workers in France, an increase of +2.6% compared with Q1 2014, according to the Ministry of Labour. The Statistical Directorate of the Ministry (Dares) identified 14,000 more workers in June, compared with the previous quarter.Gr...


UK – Staffing firms culling rogue suppliers following self-employment legislation

1 October 2014

Legislation around false self-employment has prompted a cull of so-called “cowboy” supply chain partners by staffing firms, according to research from Optionis, the parent company of outsourced employment provider Parasol and contractor accountant ClearSky.  All 16 senior recruitment industr...