European Issue Autumn 2015

1510, 2015

Editor’s Letter: The Staffing 100

By |October 15th, 2015|

T ech advances, work-life balance anticipation and expectations from a new generation of workers have transformed the world of work. How do you place people in jobs when the job paradigm is continually evolving? Kudos to the 2015 Europe Staffing 100 (which is also available online at si100europe.staffingindustry.com). They have done just that.

It is these […]

1510, 2015

Think Before You Cold Call

By |October 15th, 2015|

Several times a day, an unknown number appears on my phone screen. One day, not too long after attending a Staffing Industry Analysts CWS conference, I took one of these calls in a rush, and there it was again: another staffing salesperson. This one claims to work for the only provider that really understands my […]

1510, 2015

Pipe Dream?

By |October 15th, 2015|

Autumn 2015 Staffing Industry Review Europe / 9 A s the digital economy continues to grow, cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and magnitude. While some hackers infiltrate systems to prove a point, increasingly sophisticated criminals are targeting businesses that handle large quantities of personal data. These attacks result not just in the loss of data […]

1510, 2015

Out of the Shadows

By |October 15th, 2015|

R ather than clinging desperately to “old” values such as jobs for life and rigid pension schemes, labour market policies need to reflect and anticipate today’s new reality. The world is undergoing fundamental shifts, such as globalisation, political and economic volatility, an aging population and new technologies. Attitudes toward work have also changed. As a […]

1510, 2015

Contingent What?

By |October 15th, 2015|

To get work done, organisations around the world increasingly use a wide variety of workers, including full- and part-time employees, apprentices, interns, online workers, franchises and, of course, contingent workers. Understanding this last category can help you decide how you want to compete in your marketplace.

Contingent work and workers are primarily distinguished by having an […]

1510, 2015

2015 Staffing 100 Europe

By , , , , and |October 15th, 2015|

This year’s European Staffing 100 comprises those who have helped shape an approximately €133 billion market (temp and perm). Staffing Industry Analysts’ third annual list (the second in Staffing Industry Review) is a multicultural medley reflecting the diversity of staffing markets in Europe. The list is in alphabetical order (by surname).

It’s not easy to measure […]

1510, 2015

Take Compliance Seriously

By |October 15th, 2015|

Companies view risk differently when it comes to their contingent workforce. The risks CW programmes seem prepared to take can be country-specific, with many of them being risk-averse in more developed countries or they can also be industry specific with banking and finance being more risk-averse than the IT and telecommunications industry amongst others. As […]

1510, 2015

Selective Stimulus

By |October 15th, 2015|

Regardless of employment status, the customer will expect to receive a certain level of service, a cheery smile and a courteous response to their enquiry. Why then do organisations put a very different emphasis on engagement and motivation practices when it comes to their employed and nonemployed workers?

It would be ludicrous (and illegal in most […]