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UK – CIPD: Don’t tamper with employment rights framework

8 July 2014

The current flexible labour market and employment rights framework are fit for purpose, but the political debate surrounding it can sometimes be “unnecessarily polarised”, according to the CIPD, reports wsandb.co.uk.In its Manifesto for Work, the professional body for HR and people deve...


World – Robert Walters reports seventh consecutive quarter of organic net fee income growth

7 July 2014

International recruitment firm Robert Walters (RWA: LSE) reported net fee income for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014 of £53.9 million, an increase of +12% in constant currency compared with £51.1 million last year.Robert Walters, eponymous Chief Executive, commented: “This performance serv...


UK – Permanent placements for professional roles hits two-year high

7 July 2014

Jobs, business optimism, and economic output may have all reached new record highs this month, according to new survey data from APSCo. The latest research, compiled for APSCo by Staffing Industry Analysts, shows that permanent placements across professional recruitment sectors are up by +33...


UK – Flexible labour force to propel economy to fifth biggest by 2020

7 July 2014

Britain's younger workforce and flexible labour market will help to propel it above France as the world’s fifth largest economy before the end of the decade, according to new research from PwC, reports The Telegraph.PwC said rapid employment growth and the robust performance of the UK economy ove...


UK – City recruitment hit by cost-cutting

7 July 2014

The City of London remained a weak spot in the UK’s otherwise booming jobs market last month, with new vacancies down -11%, compared with the same time a year ago, according to recruitment firm Astbury Marsden, reports The Financial Times.Cost-cutting at European and UK investment banks depressed...


Europe – Randstad Innovation Fund invests in online staffing platform twago

7 July 2014

The Randstad Innovation Fund (RIF) has announced its second ever investment, this time in twago, the largest pan-European online staffing platform. RIF is Randstad’s strategic corporate venture fund set up to invest in HR technologies, in order to ensure future, innovative solutions to make HR pr...


UK – DRC Locums merges with HCIG

4 July 2014

DRC Locums, a provider of medical staff to both the public and private sectors across the UK, has merged with HCIG (Human Capital Investment Group) in a move that will continue to strengthen its presence in the Health and Social Care Sector.DRC is an approved staffing supplier to the NHS and curr...


UK – Staffline trading in line with expectations

4 July 2014

Following the announcement earlier this week that recruitment company Staffline (STAF: LSE) has acquired Leicester-based training procurement consultancy Skillspoint, the company confirmed today that its current trading remains positive and earnings for the six months ending 30 June 2014 are in l...


Belgium – Temporary staffing industry appears to be thriving

4 July 2014

There were, on average, 82,819 FTE (full-time equivalent) temporary workers working across Belgium every day last year, according to a survey from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.Including working students, there were 534,819 people working in a temporary capacity last year,...


Netherlands – Employment Agency of the Year announced

4 July 2014

Three recruitment agencies across the Netherlands have been recognised as the best firms in their category during an award ceremony for the ‘Employment Agency of the Year 2014’. Established in 2006, the award ceremony was launched by Q&A Research & Consultancy and payroll and back office...