Kirsten Hastings

Associate Editor

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

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. 

ManpowerGroup head optimistic about German staffing industry despite proposed legal changes

30 July 2014

The managing director of ManpowerGroup Germany is optimistic for the German staffing market, but is critical of potential legislative reforms that limit the use of contingent workers. 

Rest of World Financial Results - Q1 2014

25 July 2014

  • Discover how listed staffing firms performed in Q1 2014.
  • Find out about activity levels and how turnover and net income have evolved.
  • See how the largest staffing firms fared.

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.

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.