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Germany – Association reacts to long-awaited legislative proposal

27 November 2015

The German Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs has issued its long-awaited legislative proposal regarding the alteration of the German Employee Leasing Act. Changes to such draft legislation still remain possible and a cabinet decision is expected before the end of the year. The draft legislation...

UK - Hudson RPO partners with 2 Sisters Food Group

27 November 2015

Hudson RPO, a global recruitment process outsourcing company, has announced that it will partner with 2 Sisters Food Group, a British food manufacturing company.

Hudson will provide 2 Sisters with the management of the company’s talent supply chain, primarily in the sourcing of professional and managerial...

Sweden - Staffing industry grows strongly in Q3

27 November 2015

Revenue in the Swedish staffing industry increased by 15.9% for the third quarter of 2015, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest data from the Bemanningsföretagen, the Swedish Staffing Association.

The strongest increase was reported in Southern Sweden, which reported revenue...

Germany- Labour market to remain steady

27 November 2015

According to an Institute for Employment Research (IAB) Employment Outlook Survey, the labour market in Germany is expected to remain stable despite uncertainties in the global economy.

The survey shows that the unemployment rate is expected to reduce slightly in the next three months.

According to the...

Poland - Employment agencies see record growth in Q3

27 November 2015

The number of temporary workers in Poland has increased by 6% compared to the same period last year. According to the Polish HR Forum, an organization of most of the major staffing firms in Poland.

“These results confirm another good year for employment agencies - both in the area of ​​temporary...

UK - Autumn Statement confirms removal of tax relief on travel but no firm proposals on IR35

26 November 2015

Contrary to a recent leak of the Treasury’s plans to impose IR35 tax on limited company contractors undertaking assignments longer than a month, the Autumn Statement was silent on specific proposals for tackling significant levels of non-compliance with IR35.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne...

Wales - Proposed Nurse Staffing Law moves on to the next phase

26 November 2015

A new law to introduce a legal minimum staffing level for nurses was passed to the next phase after Welsh Assembly committee members passed amendments to the bill.

The Safe Nurse Staffing Levels Bill (Wales), would require an independent evaluation for appropriate nurse staffing levels in Welsh hospitals....

Switzerland - Michael Page Swiss Index reports reduction in job offers across Switzerland

26 November 2015

Michael Page has reported that job offers in Switzerland have decreased by 4.5% from September 15 to October 15 2015 .This reduction in job offers was higher in German-speaking Switzerland (-4.8%), which represents 90% of jobs in Switzerland. The number of job offers fell by -1.8% in French-Speaking...

Netherlands - Randstad Netherlands announces new corporate collective agreement

26 November 2015

Randstad Netherlands has agreed to sign a new corporate collective agreement with trade unions and the work council. The agreement has been developed according to a comprehensive inventory of employee preferences.

Employee preferences were identified through a survey of all 5,000 Randstad employees. Employees...

Ireland - CPL to create 200 jobs

25 November 2015

CPL Resources (CPL:ID), the Irish recruitment firm, is creating 200 new jobs across Dublin, UK and Eastern Europe.

CPL announced that the roles will include high-value senior positions in Global Sales and Digital, and roles in recruitment.

“There’s been a strong uplift in business which is why we are...