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

Trade union threatens legal action over workers replacing striking staff

23 July 2014

The U.K.’s largest trade union has threatened a hospital with legal action over claims that agency workers are forming their own companies and stepping in for striking workers.

European Mergers & Acquisitions 2013

10 July 2014

  • There were 49 publicly announced acquisitions across Europe in 2013.
  • Of those, just over half (25) of the acquired companies were based in the UK, followed by five Netherlands-based acquisitions. 
  • Read the full analysis, broken down by staffing sector and deals with disclosed metrics.
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UK enhances ethics code to boost female board appointments

9 July 2014

U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable has launched an enhanced code of ethics for head hunters and executive recruiters.

European News Report June 2014

30 June 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. 

Thousands across Europe sign freelancers’ manifesto

18 June 2014

Thousands of freelancers have signed an EU-wide campaign calling for decision makers to recognize and back the independent labor market, in what they claim represents a clear message to the new European Parliament.

European Q4 Results

5 June 2014

  • Discover how listed staffing firms performed in Q4 2013.
  • Find out about activity levels and how turnover and net income have evolved.
  • See how the largest staffing firms fared.

European News Report May 2014

4 June 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. 

Fighting forced labor: Orgs need to intensify efforts

21 May 2014

Staffing and labor organizations are partnering to combat the existence of forced labor, though such efforts may seem insignificant.

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.