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

Japan’s largest staffing company announces billion-dollar listing

17 September 2014

In a move that is expected to significantly impact the global staffing market, Recruit Holdings, the largest staffing company in Japan and fifth largest in the world, announced it will list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange next month.

Financial Results Calendar 2014

15 September 2014

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  • Provides a spreadsheet you can upload into Outlook
  • All future events listed will be covered in the Daily News 
  • All past events are linked to articles published in the Daily News

The impact of the Scottish independence referendum on jobs

10 September 2014

On Sept. 18, Scotland will vote on whether or not to break away from the U.K. Results in favor of separation could bring significant changes to the Scottish labor market. 

Rest of World News Report August 2014

29 August 2014

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

Operating in politically sensitive environments? Know how to deal with the risks.

27 August 2014

Multinational corporations operating in politically sensitive environments need greater awareness of the risks to the safety and security of their employees, assets and supply chains. 

Rest of World Mergers & Acquisitions 2013

26 August 2014

  • There were 24 publicly announced acquisitions across the Rest of World region in 2013.
  • Of those, just over a third (9) of the acquisitions were made by Japanese companies, followed by four acquisitions by Australian companies.
  • Read the full analysis, broken down by staffing sector.

Japan’s Worker Dispatch Act amendments would ease temp usage restrictions

20 August 2014

Anticipated amendments to Japan’s Worker Dispatch Act could have a significant impact on the personnel policies and workforce management of Japanese companies, the most significant of which would be allowing companies to staff a greater number of positions with temporary workers for longer (indefinite)... More

UK increases focus on temp worker safety

20 August 2014

Just as OSHA in the U.S. has increased its focus on temp worker safety, agencies in the U.K. have been turning an eye to the safety of contingent workers. 

Costly temp: Agency nurse earns more than $3,000 in one day

6 August 2014

National Health Services (NHS) hospitals across the U.K. are so short-staffed that on the May 5 public holiday, one facility paid $3,000 for one agency nurse's 12-hour shift. Another hospital reportedly paid more than $4,200 for a doctor who worked the same day.

Rest of World News Report July 2014

31 July 2014

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