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Sweden – Wise Group reports strong Q3 revenue and profit growth

21 November 2014

Swedish staffing company Wise Group AB (WISE: SS) reported revenue for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014 of SEK 114.5 million (€12.3 million), an increase of +16% from SEK 99 million (€10.7 million) during the same period last year.The company reported operating profit of SEK 1.6 million...


UK – More women and more immigration needed, says Randstad CEO

21 November 2014

The UK is losing the war for talent and needs to compete better by increasing female participation in the workforce and increasing net immigration, according to Jacques van den Broek, CEO of Randstad, reports Forbes. Randstad’s latest analysis of new population statistics suggests that the U...


Europe – Eurociett welcomes EU Court’s recommendation to lift restrictions on agency work

21 November 2014

On 20 November 2014 in a case referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) by the Finnish Court, brought by Finnish Labour Union AKT against Shell Aviation, centred on the interpretation of Article 4(1) of the EU Temporary Agency Work Directive (AWD) and whether different treatment of Agency W...


World – European countries dominate talent report

21 November 2014

Four of the five countries most able to develop, attract, and retain talent are European, according to the World Talent Report 2014, compiled by Swiss business school IMD.Switzerland retains its position at the top, with Denmark also retaining its position at number two. Germany rose from sixth l...


UK – Retail staff recruitment up a third in first half of 2014

21 November 2014

During the first half of 2014, the number of advertised retail staff positions grew by +32%, compared with last year, according to RetailChoice.com. Demand for sales advisors dominated retail staff recruitment activity, with adverts up by +6.6% compared to this time last year.Luxury was in most d...


Wales – Worker’s pay docked for toilet breaks

21 November 2014

A call centre worker in Wales received a text message telling him that his wages were being docked an unspecified amount. The worker was not told in the message why the deductions were being made, reports the BBC. Only after the unnamed worker contacted his employer, was he told that his wag...


World – Randstad plans for more cost savings despite reassuring trading update

20 November 2014

Ahead of its capital markets day in London later today, Randstad announced that revenue per working day in October increased by +4% on an organic basis compared with the same month last year, with the trend appearing to be continuing into November.The news will allay, to some extent, concerns tha...


Netherlands – Adecco and Randstad accused of breaking worker privacy

20 November 2014

The two biggest staffing companies in the world, Adecco and Randstad, are infringing on the privacy of temporary workers, according to Dutch privacy regulator CBP, reports dutchnews.nl. Among other things, both agencies reportedly register the reasons people are absent from work, and Randsta...


Germany – Strong demand for skilled workers

20 November 2014

There was an increase of +11% in the number of construction and skilled trade jobs across Germany in the 12 months to October 2014, according to the Adecco Job Index.Demand for skilled workers outpaced the rest of the job market; with advertisements for skilled trade workers and construction work...


Russia – Companies slowly warming to outplacement services

20 November 2014

Russian companies prefer to pay soon-to-be redundant staff money, rather than provide any assistance to help them find another job, according to a survey from recruitment firm Kelly Services Russia, reports vedomosti.ru. Approximately half of the Russian companies in the survey are currently...