The United Kingdom is the oldest staffing market in Europe and the largest market in terms of size (by sales). It is highly fragmented with some 15,000 firms. Many of the most recognisable UK-based providers such as Hays, Michael Page and Robert Walters have now spread around the world.
Temporary agency work is treated as a service sector in its own right and, in the UK, was one of the least regulated markets in Europe. However, in recent years the implementation of the European Agency Work Directive has increased the degree of control. There are two principal associations representing the interests of the staffing industry: the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
The UK, a leading trading power and financial centre, is the third-largest economy in Europe after Germany and France, and the seventh-largest in the world. In addition to a flexible labour market, the country is pro-business and open to foreign investment. The population is over 60 million and the nation is placed seventh in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking.
The Apsco survey of the UK market for April shows perm placements down -4% M/M but up 9% Y/Y. Temporary recruitment placements were down very slightly at -1% M/M but also up 9% Y/Y. Date is also ... UK Monthly Hiring Trends Apr 2011 ... UK Monthly Hiring Trends Apr 2011 ... UK Monthly Hiring Trends Apr/May 2011
. The European market varies widely by country in terms of market penetration and growth potential. The UK is by far the largest and most developed staffing market in Europe but GDP remains relatively weak
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This month we cover changes in Belgium and the UK in association with the Ius Laboris Global Alliance as follow:
Belgium – Salary increases strongly limited for 2011 and 2012
Data this month from Belgium and the UK...
April 2011 and available below. Please note this covers the UK only.
The Insight is broken down into a review of background to the Agency Workers Directive, Regulations and Guidance.
A look at who ... WE Insight - Guidance on the UK AWR
Approximately 60% of all staffing company business in the UK incorporates some form of invoice financing
The UK staffingindustry is beginning to get organised to create a "more level playingfield" on this issue on behalf of smaller staffing companies which couldlead to a code of practice or ...
Staffing companies are active users of factoring services...Approximately 60% of all staffing company business in the UK incorporates some form of invoice financing
- Draft Act to Prevent Abuse of Employee Leasing
Italy - Legal time limits for filing claims against unlawful temporary contracts will possibly be suspended for one year.
UK - Consultation on reform of UK ... and the UK last month.