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UK - Interquest terminates sale talks

24 December 2014

On 21 October 2014, the Board of Interquest announced it had decided to conduct a strategic review of the Company's options to maximize value for shareholders, including a potential sale of the Company, as reported by Staffing Industry Analysts.According to an announcement released yesterday: “Fo...


Poland – IT firms are hiring

24 December 2014

Polish programmers and developers with knowledge about databases, SQL, Java and .NET are currently the most sought after IT professionals, according to the latest analysis by job search engine Adzuna Poland. According to the data, the best locations for those interested in working in the IT indus...


Netherlands – Staffing up by 9%

24 December 2014

In period 12 (week 45 – 48) the total number of hours increased +8.8% and turnover +8.5%, in comparison with the same period last year, according to the ABU, the principal body representing staffing firms in the Netherlands. This period had an equal amount of workable days compared to the same pe...


Belgium – Bump in interim activity in November

24 December 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers across Belgium increased by + 4.29%  during November, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Federgon, the Belgian Federation of Staffing Agencies. The number of hours worked by blue-collar workers increase...


UK - Paramedics recruited from Poland and Australia

24 December 2014

Ambulance bosses have been forced to recruit paramedics from Poland amid an estimated nationwide shortage of 3,000 according to Tom Kelly writing in the Daily Mail.South Central Ambulance Service, which covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, said it was advertising abroad t...


Europe – Eurociett reports growth in agency work

23 December 2014

The latest figures from Eurociett provide some much needed Christmas cheer as they show the number of hours worked by agency workers in Europe was up +2.5% for October....


Switzerland – Michael Page positive about the jobs market in 2015, swissstaffing less so.

23 December 2014

The number of jobs advertised on the internet in Switzerland increased in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the Michael Page Swiss Job Index which registered an increase of + 9% compared to the same period in 2013. The financial services sector (+ 22%) and insurance (+ 13 %) stand out with...


Scotland - Recruitment Firm donates hundreds of toys to children’s hospital

23 December 2014

A recruitment firm based in north-east Scotland has donated more than 600 toys, gifts and pyjamas to help support a Christmas campaign for a leading children’s charity.Genesis Personnel – which has offices in Aberdeen and Peterhead – delivered the toys and pyjamas to the Royal Aberdeen Children’s...


Ireland – Recruitment Start-up wins €30k

23 December 2014

A recruitment firm which fills crucial short-term information technology positions with the best available candidates is to get a €30,000 investment boost after winning funding from NDRC, a venture capital company. Mustard Work was selected along with 12 other new companies in the NDRC Lift Off “...


UK - Half of British businesses are planning to expand their workforce in 2015

22 December 2014

One half of British businesses are planning to expand their workforce in 2015, with jobs projected to be created in all UK regions, and permanent jobs outstripping temporary work, according to a new survey conducted by the CBI and Accenture.There is concern, however, that  skills gaps could...