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Europe – French and Swiss markets drag down European temp staffing growth

23 January 2015

The number of hours worked by agency workers across Europe increased by 1.9% in November 2014, compared with the same period last year, according to Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies.Despite the increase in the number of hours worked, the latest figures reveal a...


UK – Ending temporary worker tax relief could endanger temporary workforce, says ARC

23 January 2015

For more than a year the recruitment industry has been waiting to see what the department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has up its sleeve to replace agency regulation. There is concern, however, that Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) proposals, specifically aimed at ending tem...


UK - Recruitment sector must evolve or risk becoming irrelevant to clients

23 January 2015

Recruitment consultancies must evolve into strategic talent management partners if they are to remain applicable to client demands, according to recruitment firm the Rethink Group.The specialist recruitment and talent management firm has argued that the predominant existing model where agencies l...


Spain – Job creation back up to pre-recession levels

23 January 2015

Spain created more than 400,000 jobs in 2014, a clear sign that the country is finally starting to emerge from its labour market crisis, reports The Irish Times.Over the last 12 months, 434,000 jobs were created, bringing the overall unemployment rate down to 23.7%, according to data released yes...


UK - Unemployment rate dips below 6%

22 January 2015

The UK’s unemployment rate has fallen below 6% for the first time in six years, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics yesterday.For the three months from September to November, the percentage of the workforce looking for work was 5.8%, lower than the previous t...


UK – Empresaria Group issues a positive trading update

22 January 2015

Empresaria Group plc, the international specialist staffing group, today issued a trading update for the financial year ended 31 December 2014, ahead of announcing its final results on Thursday 5 March 2015.The update indicates that full year profitability will be slightly ahead of market expecta...


Switzerland – Adecco can perform for investors despite Swiss Bank’s removal of exchange rate cap

22 January 2015

Adecco’s share price fell significantly after Switzerland’s National Bank (SNB) dropped a bombshell in foreign-exchange markets last week by announcing it would no longer hold the Swiss franc (CHF) at a fixed exchange rate with the euro. In the wake of the announcement on 15 January 2015 there wa...


Italy - Struggling to compete for young talent

22 January 2015

Switzerland, Singapore and Luxembourg made the podium, while Italy did not make the top 20, reports Il Sole 24 Ore. That is the conclusion of the 2014 Challenge Global Talent Index (Gcti), the report made by the business school Insead in collaboration with the Human Capital Labour Institute of Si...


UK – Reed survey reveals career priorities vary across occupations

22 January 2015

Workers in accounting and finance roles are more satisfied than those in other roles, according to a survey conducted by Maltese-headquartered recruiter Reed. As many as 90% of respondents in accountancy and finance said they were satisfied in their roles.With research revealing workers in accoun...


Netherlands – Dutch staffing market ends year on a high

21 January 2015

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands increased by 11% during Period 13 (1 December – 28 December) compared with a year ago, according to statistics released by the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU).Industry turnover during the period increased by 11%, yea...