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Belgium – Growth returns to the staffing industry

28 July 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in Belgium increased strongly by +12.6% in June 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Belgian Federation Staffing Agencies (Federgon).The staffing market rebounded following a slowdown in growth durin...


Europe – Impact of recent legislation on temporary recruitment

28 July 2014

As part of Staffing Industry Analysts’ annual survey of buyers of contingent labour, we asked temporary staffing procurement professionals about the impact of European legislation on their use of temporary workers.Respondents were generally positive about the ‘Pacte de Responsabilité’ in France....


UK – The new key skills for future leaders

28 July 2014

Human Resources departments must seek out four key skills in future leadership teams, according to the latest insights from global RPO and talent management company Cielo. According to the research, in light of the constantly changing business environment the key skills of the senior team now con...


Ireland – Room for improvement in hotel recruitment process

28 July 2014

The hospitality sector faces a challenge in recruitment, with 73% of hotels reporting problems in finding qualified entry staff, reports The Sunday Business Post.According to Jennifer Lee, group HR director of Jurys Inn, companies need to adapt their recruitment process and behaviours to encourag...


Germany – Stagnant labour market negatively impacted temporary worker numbers

25 July 2014

The latest figures released by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) revealed that the number of temporary workers fell during 2013. On average, there were 838,820 workers in temporary jobs during 2013, this compares with an average of 877,599 during 2012.Volker Enkerts, President of the Federal Emp...


UK – Women-only shortlists are unlawful

25 July 2014

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) this week published guidance outlining the positive steps that can be taken to improve the representation of women on boards. The EHRC also announced a GB-wide inquiry into the recruitment and appointment practices of FTSE 350 companies at board lev...


Belgium – New coalition government wants more people at work

25 July 2014

Getting more people into employment is one of the core policies of the newly elected Belgian coalition government, reports expatica.com. The policy has met with the approval of the Belgian Federation of Staffing agencies (Federgon), which views the coalition’s focus on economics, entrepreneurship...


France – Employers given powers to ban alcohol in the office

25 July 2014

Certain occasions call for a celebratory drink in the workplace; a colleague departing, a deal gone well, or perhaps the end of a hard week. Yet from now on employees in France might have to rethink the way they mark such events, reports law firm Squire Patton Boggs.On 3 July, the Journal Of...


UK – GLA Chair re-appointed and future governance agreed

25 July 2014

The Gangmasters Licencing Authority (GLA) Chair Margaret Beels has been re-appointed to the post for a further two years and is to oversee the reform of the GLA’s governance. The announcements were made during a meeting of a Commons’ Delegated Legislation Committee last week by Karen Bradley, the...


France – Synergie reports growth and plans for more acquisitions

24 July 2014

France-based recruitment firm Synergie SA (SDG: PAR) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014 of €420.6 million, an increase of +12.1% compared with €375.2 million last year.Revenue from the French market increased during Q2 2014 by +8.1% to €231.8 million, up from €215.5 milli...