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UK – BBC accuses umbrella firm of ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance

29 May 2015

Umbrella and accountancy solutions firm Anderson Group is allegedly promoting an "aggressive" tax avoidance scheme which experts are calling "abusive", according to the BBC’s undercover inquiry.The scheme works by exploiting the government's Employment Allowance with the poten...


UK – Disruptive healthcare recruiter to enter US market

29 May 2015

We have a global population that is living longer and growing older, and a global healthcare industry that is struggling to cope.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) by 2035 there will be a shortage of 12.9 million healthcare workers worldwide.On the face of it, the gulf between suppl...


Switzerland – Banking and Accounting professionals in high demand

29 May 2015

In Switzerland, the number of job vacancies fell slightly between April and May 2015 (-1.8%), according to Michael Page’s Swiss Job Index (SJI).However, the situation varies between regions as the difference between the number of vacancies in the German-speaking and the French-speaking Cantons of...


Sweden – Video recruitment start-up expanding to the UK

29 May 2015

A Swedish start-up is hoping its love of selfies will help businesses across Europe sign up the best sales staff while eliminating the lengthy, formal recruitment process, according to Channelnomics.SelfieJobs launched in Sweden at the end of last year, and following success in the wider Nordics...


UK - SMEs have the advantage in recruitment

29 May 2015

Agility of smaller firms makes all the difference in the war for talent, according to the CIPD.Recruitment is definitely the order of the day, with almost half (43%) of the businesses surveyed in the CIPD’s Labour Market Outlook Spring 2015 update saying they planned to increase their workforce....


Italy – Staffing Industry Analysts and staffing industry experts speak at Ciett conference

28 May 2015

Labour market experts from across the globe are meeting in Rome this week at the Ciett World Employment Conference, the annual gathering of global employment specialists, industry representatives, and stakeholders.These labour market experts have urged governments around the world to swiftly intr...


Germany – Hiring intentions hit 12-month high but big differences between sectors

28 May 2015

German companies continue to indicate positive hiring intentions, according to the May Employment Barometer from the Institute of Economic Research (Ifo).The index rose to 108.2 points in May 2015, up from 108.1 in March and April 2015. The May index marks the Barometer’s highest level in more th...


UK – Audit firm cleared in Healthcare Locums probe

28 May 2015

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has closed its investigation into the accountancy firm BDO’s auditing of healthcare staffing firm Healthcare Locums (HCL), reports The Telegraph.The staffing company sparked controversy several years ago when it revealed severe accounting irregularities...


UK – Parity Group Finance Director announces departure

28 May 2015

Specialist technology staffing company Parity Group (PTY: LSE) yesterday announced that Group Finance Director Alastair Wooley is to leave the Group to pursue other interests and will step down from his position and the board.Mr Woolley will remain with the Group until the end of June to assist w...


Last chance free webinar: Spend control for programme managers

27 May 2015

The modern contingent workforce programme brings to the table a number of tangible benefits; such as reducing risk, increasing efficiency, maximising candidate and programme quality, what often gets the most attention from senior management is the reduction of costs. Statistics show that the aver...