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South Africa – Adcorp Q1 revenue down as it slips into loss

17 October 2019

South Africa-based workforce management solutions group Adcorp Holdings Ltd. (ADR: JSE) reported revenue for the six months ended 31 August 2019 of ZAR 7.18 billion (USD 485.2 million), a decrease of 9.8% when compared to the previous year.

(ZAR millions) H1 2019 H1 2018 Change ...

World – Global economy grows at slowest pace since crisis

17 October 2019

The global economy is slowing, and the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday lowered its economic growth forecast to 3% this year for the world, its slowest pace since the global financial crisis.

“Growth continues to be weakened by rising trade barriers and increasing geopolitical tensions,” according...

UK – REC: NHS risks patient safety and higher costs unless approach on hiring temporary staff changes

17 October 2019

In a letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matthew Hancock, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation has issued caution over the NHS’s ability to maintain high quality care at affordable prices. 

REC Chief Executive Neil Carberry said that if the frameworks that the NHS...

UAE – Online recruitment down 10% in Q3: Monster Employment Index

17 October 2019

Online recruitment in the UAE fell by 10% during the third quarter of 2019 when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Monster Employment Index for the UAE.

The index is a monthly gauge of online job hiring activity by Monster.com, which records the industries and occupations that...

Netherlands – De Staffing Groep installs ex-Randstad execs in Supervisory Board

17 October 2019

Netherlands-based De Staffing Groep (The Staffing Group) has installed a Supervisory Board for the first time in its existence.

The new Supervisory Board consists of Wessel van Alphen senior (Chairman), Vincent Kager (Vice-Chairman) and Hans Hoogeveen.

Company founder Wessel van Alphen Sr. has acted as...

UK – Two online recruitment firms expose over 200,000 CVs online (Sky News)

17 October 2019

Two online recruitment firms have exposed more than 200,000 CVs, revealing jobseekers' names, addresses, phone numbers and career histories to potential cyber criminals, Sky News reports. Sonic Jobs, a UK retail and restaurant jobs app used by the Marriott and InterContinental hotel chains, exposed 29,202...

UK – Tribunal rules Capita employee was unfairly dismissed after job share was shifted to full-time

16 October 2019

A Sheffield Employment Tribunal has ruled that an employee who worked for Capita was unfairly dismissed and indirectly discriminated against after her employer attempted to change her job share arrangement to a full-time role.

The employee, Mrs J McBride, was employed on a permanent part-time basis with...

UK – TMP Worldwide acquires social media firm Carve

16 October 2019

TMP Worldwide, a US-based talent acquisition technology business announced that it has acquired Carve, a London-based social media firm.

Financial details were not disclosed. The acquisition of Carve is TMP’s fourth acquisition this year. Earlier this month the company acquired Maximum, a recruitment...

Ireland – Seasonal and part-time jobs on the rise, hospitality sector leads the way

16 October 2019

The number of seasonal and part-time roles has increased by 73% in the past five years, according to data from jobs site jobs.ie.

The largest rise in the seasonal and part-time jobs was seen in the hospitality sector as 39% of jobs posted were for hotels while restaurants and caterers accounted for 18%....

Switzerland – Most jobseekers would consider interim employment: PageGroup

16 October 2019

The majority, or 73%, of jobseekers, would consider interim or temporary employment, according to the latest PageGroup Confidence Index for the third quarter of 2019.

The Index showed that 60% of jobseekers would consider interim or temp employment to gain increased skills and experience, and 52% would...