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UK – Recruitment sector reports strong M&A outlook

18 December 2014

Almost half of all recruitment firms are considering making an acquisition over the next three years, as post-recession growth is firmly back on the agenda, according to the Recruitment 2015 report from business advisory and accountancy firm BDO.More than four-out-of-10 (46%) of recruitment consu...


UK – The staffing sector must not become collateral damage in HMRC consultation, says APSCo

18 December 2014

Responding to the announcement that Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is to consult on travel and subsistence tax relief for temporary workers; Samantha Hurley, Head of External Affairs & Compliance at the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) commented:“The Autumn S...


Turkey – Gi Group opens regional office and plans for greater expansion

18 December 2014

Italian staffing firm Gi Group announced that they have opened a new office in Istanbul; in order to create a bridge between the Middle East and Turkey, the trading, cultural, and strategic crossroads between Europe and Asia.The company has plans to open two further offices, one in Ankara and the...


UK – Glass recycling firm fined after agency worker crushed to death on his first day

18 December 2014

A glass recycling company has been fined £180,000 after an agency forklift truck driver was crushed to death on his first day at work, reports the Liverpool Echo. Ian Aliski, aged 25, died when his forklift truck overturned at the site in Ellesmere Port, near Liverpool, on 26 April 2010. Liv...


Belgium – Staffing industry reports growth in Q3

17 December 2014

Following an increase in domestic and foreign demand, the Belgian economy grew by +0.9% during the third quarter, compared with the same period last year, and +0.3% compared with the second quarter, according to Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies.As a result of improved consume...


UK – Nurse staffing crisis fuelling global recruitment

17 December 2014

Three-quarters of NHS hospitals in England recruited almost 6,000 nurses from overseas in just 12 months, exposing a deepening crisis in nurse staffing levels, according to nursingtimes.net. Data gathered from all 140 acute hospitals in England showed the majority had actively sought&nb...


Northern Ireland – Agency worker wins thousands in injury claim

17 December 2014

A Slovakian agency worker who injured his back lifting a washing machine at an electrical retailer's distribution warehouse is to receive more than £44,000 in damages, reports the Belfast Telegraph. Marek Belkovic was awarded the pay-out after a judge at the High Court in Belfast found his e...


Europe – Eurociett welcomes Commission’s plan to deliver jobs in 2015

17 December 2014

The European Commission yesterday adopted its Work Programme for 2015, setting out the actions it intends to take over the next 12 months to make a real difference for jobs, growth, and investment.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “This Commission was elected on th...


UK – Hays appointed to large public services professional buying organisation

16 December 2014

Hays has been appointed to the Strategic HR Services framework for the ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation), one of the UK's largest public services professional buying organisations. The ESPO Strategic HR Services framework is an agreement through which customers; within local and...


Netherlands – Many freelancers consider themselves falsely self-employed

16 December 2014

In an anonymous survey of 1,172 self-employed freelancers (known locally as zzp’ers), one-in-13 (7.7%) consider themselves to be falsely self-employed, according to a survey from ZZP Barometer.The Dutch Bureau for Statistics estimated that there were 714,100 zzp’ers working in the Netherlands in...