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Germany – Stagnant labour market negatively impacted temporary worker numbers

25 July 2014

The latest figures released by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) revealed that the number of temporary workers fell during 2013. On average, there were 838,820 workers in temporary jobs during 2013, this compares with an average of 877,599 during 2012.Volker Enkerts, President of the Federal Emp...


UK – Women-only shortlists are unlawful

25 July 2014

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) this week published guidance outlining the positive steps that can be taken to improve the representation of women on boards. The EHRC also announced a GB-wide inquiry into the recruitment and appointment practices of FTSE 350 companies at board lev...


Belgium – New coalition government wants more people at work

25 July 2014

Getting more people into employment is one of the core policies of the newly elected Belgian coalition government, reports expatica.com. The policy has met with the approval of the Belgian Federation of Staffing agencies (Federgon), which views the coalition’s focus on economics, entrepreneurship...


France – Employers given powers to ban alcohol in the office

25 July 2014

Certain occasions call for a celebratory drink in the workplace; a colleague departing, a deal gone well, or perhaps the end of a hard week. Yet from now on employees in France might have to rethink the way they mark such events, reports law firm Squire Patton Boggs.On 3 July, the Journal Of...


UK – GLA Chair re-appointed and future governance agreed

25 July 2014

The Gangmasters Licencing Authority (GLA) Chair Margaret Beels has been re-appointed to the post for a further two years and is to oversee the reform of the GLA’s governance. The announcements were made during a meeting of a Commons’ Delegated Legislation Committee last week by Karen Bradley, the...


France – Synergie reports growth and plans for more acquisitions

24 July 2014

France-based recruitment firm Synergie SA (SDG: PAR) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014 of €420.6 million, an increase of +12.1% compared with €375.2 million last year.Revenue from the French market increased during Q2 2014 by +8.1% to €231.8 million, up from €215.5 milli...


Germany – Amadeus FiRe reports growth but warns staffing market lacks momentum

24 July 2014

German recruitment firm Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD :GR) reported revenue of €75.5 million for the six months ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +10.4% compared with €68.4 million last year.The company achieved gross profit of €30.6 million during H1 2014, an increase of +10.3% from €27.7 million a yea...


UK – RTC Group announces strong profit growth

24 July 2014

Blue and white-collar staffing company RTC Group (RTC: LSE) announced revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £25.3 million, an increase of +8% compared with £23.4 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period increased to £5 million, up by +15% from £4.4 million...


UK – Recruitment sector IT outsourcer Kamanchi acquired by cloud computing company

24 July 2014

Kamanchi Limited, a specialist IT outsourcer and Hosted Desktop provider to the recruitment sector, has been acquired by Nasstar, a provider of Hosted Desktop cloud computing, for a total consideration of £2.5 million.Of the £2.5 million consideration, £1.5 million will be payable in cash, and £1...


UK – Row over intermediaries’ legislation sparks concern among contractors

24 July 2014

A sudden increase in demand for their services has been attributed by ClearSky Contractor Accounting to the fresh controversy over the use of “off-payroll” arrangements within the National Health Service (NHS).An investigation by Monitor, the body that regulates health services in England, found...