Kirsten Hastings

Journalist/Researcher

Kirsten Hastings
khastingsSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

Kirsten Hastings is a multilingual journalist and research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts’ London office. She is responsible for managing the Daily News as online editor and producer, covering stories on European and global labour markets. Kirsten monitors and writes about legal issues, companies, financial markets, and economic trends. She is also the author of several research reports. Before joining Staffing Industry Analysts in June 2013, Kirsten attained an MA (Hons) in History with German from the University of Dundee and an MSc in Financial Journalism from the University of Stirling. Kirsten’s understanding of the industry stems in part from the five years she worked as a temporary worker prior to joining Staffing Industry Analysts.

Recent Articles

Use of Younger Temps Falls at UK Agencies; Demand Up for Older Workers

14 May 2014

Use of temporary workers age 34 and younger is declining in local government and other public bodies across the U.K., while the use of older temporary workers rose.

European News Report April 2014

30 April 2014

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets across Europe. Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data. 

REC to EU Parliament: Get Europe Back to Work

30 April 2014

Ahead of next month’s European Parliamentary elections, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body for the U.K.’s recruitment industry, sent a policy briefing to the 59 U.K. members of the European Parliament seeking re-election explaining the important role recruiters... More

Thousands of UK Self-Employed Lacked Options; Prefer Permanent Worker Status

23 April 2014

Despite the high levels of unemployment, recent data reported by British newspaper The Independent revealed that a tenth of Britain’s 4.5 million strong self-employed workforce would rather have a “normal” job. 

Germany Passes Minimum Wage But Not Everyone’s Happy

9 April 2014

Germany has passed the “most momentus law” in decades, becoming the 21st EU member state to institute a minimum wage. 

European News Report March 2014

1 April 2014

Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labour markets across Europe. Browse news by region and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends and employment data. 

Europe’s Agency Work Directive ‘Imbalanced’

26 March 2014

A European Commission report finds universal, correct application of the Agency Workers Directive among member states, but the president of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) find the results disappointing.

European Staffing Industry Share Index

14 March 2014

  • See how the European Staffing Industry Share Index is doing.
  • Compare it with the US Index and the FTSE Euro Mid Cap Index.
  • Find out which companies performed best and worst. 

Celebrate the Best Staffing Firms to Work For 2014

13 March 2014

What makes employees love their workplace? Many think it’s the lavish perks that draw workers in, but according to workers at this year’s Best Staffing Firms to Work For, it’s more about management, empowerment and success.

Executive Search: Spend Rises Despite Dwindling Search Numbers

12 March 2014

Spend through executive search and leadership consulting firms rose to $10.57 billion in 2013 despite an 8.5 percent drop in the number of new searches started that year.