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

Japanese election may mean big changes for temporary recruitment

17 December 2014

Japan’s restrictive temp worker laws are more likely to be amended following the country’s recent snap election.

European Q3 2014 Results

11 December 2014

  • Discover how listed staffing firms performed in Q3 2014.
  • Find out about activity levels and how turnover and net income have evolved.
  • See how the largest staffing firms fared.

Rising wages in Central and Eastern Europe to worsen skills shortages in the UK

10 December 2014

The immigration debate is not limited to the US. Western European jobseekers and politicians have long grumbled about rising migrant numbers and falling job opportunities.

Europe Staffing Industry Share Performance

8 December 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. 

European News Report November 2014

28 November 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. 

Netherlands: Independent contractor proposal could alter usage

12 November 2014

A Dutch legislative proposal could affect the use of independent contractors by ending tax incentives and making it less appealing for companies to hire them.

European News Report October 2014

31 October 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. 

Recruiting agents versus consultants: Why the difference matters

22 October 2014

Since the Great Recession, the ranks of recruiting agents seem to have swelled, though their tactics can be a turn-off to candidates. How are you being represented?

European Q2 Results - 2014

20 October 2014

  • Discover how listed staffing firms performed in Q2 2014.
  • Find out about activity levels and how turnover and net income have evolved.
  • See how the largest staffing firms fared.

Skills shortages drive workforce automation

15 October 2014

When Henry Ford designed the first moving assembly line in 1913, some wondered what would happen to the people who used to do those jobs. Now, companies are looking for more ways to automate as skills shortages are driving costs upward.