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Netherlands – Domestic market proves challenging for USG People in Q3

31 October 2014

Dutch staffing firm USG People (USG: NL) reported revenue of €623.8 million for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +4.1% from €599.4 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the quarter rose by +1% to €128.8 million, up from €127.6 million in Q3 2013. Oper...


Belgium – New government to allow agency work in the public sector for the first time

31 October 2014

Following five months without an official government, four Belgian political parties reached an agreement to form a coalition government earlier this month. One of their first acts is a proposal that would allow the public sector to use agency workers for the first time, according to Eurociett, t...


Germany – Temporary worker numbers up but growth slowing

31 October 2014

The number of temporary workers in Germany increased by +3.4% to 802,700 during August 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Statistical Office of the Federal Employment Agency (BAP).This follows year-on-year growth of +3.6% in July, and +3.8% in J...


UK – erecruit expands with first UK office

31 October 2014

Boston headquartered erecruit; a provider of software, VMS, and onboarding solutions to the staffing industry, announced today the opening of their first office in the UK. The London office will drive the expansion of the company’s business and client services across the UK and Europe.Judd Hoffma...


Ireland – Professionals good at “switching off” after work

31 October 2014

The 9-to-5 work day is long gone and professionals now are not only working longer than contracted to, but feel obligated to do so, according to the Morgan McKinley Working Hours Survey Ireland 2014.However, Irish professionals are good at “switching off” with almost half refusing to use mobile d...


Europe – Unemployment remains at lowest level since February 2012

31 October 2014

The unemployment rate across the 28 Member States of the European Union was 10.1% in September 2014, stable compared with August 2014 but down from 10.8% in September 2013, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.Unemployment across the Eurozone...


UK – Halloween tricks and treats

31 October 2014

With the arrival of Halloween, employers, especially HR departments, face a myriad of issues ranging from workplace safety to potential sexual harassment liability. Here are five issues that employers should keep in mind, according to experthr.co.uk. Issue Firm Guidelines Regarding Costumes:...


World – Randstad sees shifting trends in Q3 2014 as revenue growth eases

30 October 2014

Randstad (RAND: NA), the second largest staffing firm in the world, reported organic revenue growth per working day of +4.2% to €4.5 billion during the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, up from €4.4 billion last year.Earlier this week, analysts’ predictions that Randstad’s revenue growth ha...


Netherlands – Plans to curb rise in independent contractors

30 October 2014

The Dutch government is developing plans to dampen the growth in the number of independent contractors by removing tax breaks and making it less attractive for employers to use them, reports fd.nl. The number of independent contractors, known locally as ‘zzp’ers’, has risen sharply over rece...


UK – Ministry of Defence entitled to redeploy employee in agency worker’s role

30 October 2014

An employment tribunal found that, while the Agency Workers Regulations (2010) (AWR) require employers to provide agency workers with information about relevant vacancies, they do not require equality of opportunity during the selection process with internal applicants who are permanent members o...