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

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 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. 

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.

Rest of World Q3 Results

13 February 2014

  • Discover how listed staffing firms performed in Q3 2013.
  • Find out about activity levels and how turnover and net income have evolved.
  • See how the largest staffing firms fared.

‘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.

News Report January 2014

31 January 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. 

UK Politician Accuses Staffing Firms of Profiteering

29 January 2014

Six employment agencies, including global giant Randstad, have been accused by a U.K. Labour Party politician of knowingly and willingly mis-selling personal accident insurance to workers who were not eligible for coverage.

Agency Ruling Casts Doubt on AWR

15 January 2014

Last month, the Employment Appeals Tribunal in the U.K. upheld an Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) ruling that may affect buyers of open-ended contract staff through staffing firms.

News Report December 2013

6 January 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.