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

ManpowerGroup head optimistic about German staffing industry despite proposed legal changes

July 30, 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. 

Trade union threatens legal action over workers replacing striking staff

July 23, 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

July 9, 2014

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

North American News Report June 2014

July 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • 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

June 18, 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.

A staffing firm takes the leap with Bitcoin: Is it the next payment method?

June 11, 2014

Is Bitcoin poised to be the next method of paying your vendors? One staffing firm takes the leap to accept the virtual currency.

North America News Report May 2014

June 4, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse news by category and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.

Fighting forced labor: Orgs need to intensify efforts

May 21, 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

May 14, 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.

North America News Report April 2014

May 1, 2014

  • Missed the news last month? Here is a quick overview of what happened in the staffing industry and the labor markets in North America.
  • Browse the news by topic and keep up to date with the latest financial reports, market trends, and employment data.