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Poland – Work Service reports strong growth and plans further regional expansion

1 September 2015

Work Service (WSE:WSE) the Polish staffing, RPO, and outsourcing company has reported revenues for the first half of 2015 ending 30 June of PLN 977.1 million (€236.3 million). An increase of 32.8% compared with PLN 735.9 million (€176.1 million) during the same period last year.   H1 20...


France – Strong momentum for Alphyr Franchise network

1 September 2015

Alphyr SAS, the parent company of aquila RH, Lynx RH and Vitalis Médical franchise staffing networks, announced today that revenue reached €29.5 million for the first half of the year 2015, increasing by 48% compared with the same period last year.The company believes these results confirm t...


Netherlands – Staffing market continues strong growth

1 September 2015

There were 9% more hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands during the eighth period of 2015 (20 July – 16 August), compared with the same four-week period in 2014, according to the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU). Sales during the period rose by 10% compared with last y...


Ireland – Row over the recruitment of a priest

1 September 2015

Atheist Ireland, a lobby group which promotes the concept of a secular state, is claiming that the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT) should have advertised the post of Chaplain at the college instead of signing an agreement with the Diocese of Elphin to provide the service according to the Sligo...


France – Second renewal for temporary work assignments introduced

31 August 2015

Temporary agency work assignments can be renewed twice, instead of once only, providing the total duration stays below the 18 month limit, according to a law published on 19 August this year.Article 55 of the law on social dialogue and employment (n°2015-994) introduces the possibility to renew t...


UK – Insights into Gibbs S3 growth

31 August 2015

As the UK’s economic recovery continues to pick up pace, the staffing sector has seen three years of successful momentum thanks to leading firms in fast-growth industries such as technology and financial services. The most agile recruitment and staffing firms now have a powerful opportunity for g...


UK – CIPD analysis on Unison failed bid to overturn employment tribunal fees

31 August 2015

Trade union Unison’s legal challenge to overturn the introduction of employment tribunal fees has been rejected for the third time after the Court of Appeal said there was insufficient evidence that claimants could not afford to pay the costs.The union has long-argued that the introduction of fee...


World – Mobile technologies drive employee efficiency

31 August 2015

A ‘C level-focused’ report from Robert Half Technology argues that improving customer experience and driving employee efficiency will be the key drivers for technology to deliver growth in their business.The paper, entitled “IT Innovation: Harnessing Technology to Attract Skilled IT Talent”, exam...


Europe – Agency work continues to strengthen

28 August 2015

Agency work in Europe continues to strengthen, with the number of hours worked by agency workers increasing by 7.8% in July 2015, compared with the same month last year. This marks the second strongest rise since mid-2011, according to the Agency Work Business Indicator (AWBI) from Eurociett, the...


France – Slight uptick in temporary employment growth

28 August 2015

Temporary employment in France increased by 2.6% in July 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to figures from Prism’Emploi, the French Association of Employment Agencies.This follows growth of 1.6% in June, 6% in May, and 2.7% in April.The Construction sector was, once again, t...