Kirsten Hastings


Kirsten Hastings

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

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.

Gender Gap: Are businesses missing out?

5 March 2014

In the run-up to International Women’s Day on March 8, companies are turning their attention to the topic of women in the workplace.

News Report February 2014

28 February 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. 

Oil & Gas: Rising Contractor Ranks Adds to Skills Shortage

26 February 2014

Increasingly attractive pay rates are luring oil and gas workers to contractor positions, leading to increased costs to the buyer and a rising skills shortage.

Swiss Immigration Quota to Affect EU Workers

19 February 2014

A recent vote to cap the number of EU nationals immigrating to Switzerland is raising concerns on how it will affect temporary staffing and CW programs in the country.

‘Poaching’ Is Hurting the Oil and Gas Industry

12 February 2014

Oil and gas industry insiders blame staff poaching for spiraling wages and skills shortages, and say recruiting firms are the only ones to benefit.

Strengthening European Employment Could Bring Talent Shortage

5 February 2014

Following cautious growth last summer, the number of hours worked by agency workers across Europe strengthened in November by 1.4 percent, year over year, pointing to potential talent shortages.