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UK - Tribunal claims plummeting

21 March 2014

Employment tribunal claims plummeted in 2013 according to figures revealed this week. There were 9,801 claims in the last quarter of 2013, 79% less than the same time the year before and 75% less than the previous quarter.Heather Grant, employment lawyer at Liverpool law firm Maxwell Hodge said:...


UK - Indicators on manufacturing employment reach record highs

20 March 2014

Britain’s manufacturers are enjoying increasingly strong growth thanks to a combination of strong UK sales and a boost in overseas trade, according to the latest quarterly survey by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and business advisers and accountancy firm BDO.The EEF/BDO Q1 Manufacturing Ou...


UK - Fancy “playing” for Manchester City?

20 March 2014

This summer, Manchester City plans to launch a new membership scheme for City fans, entitled ‘Cityzens’. To do this the Club has decided to enlist the help of a skilled and enthusiastic supporter to help shape the membership scheme and is launching a campaign to find just the right person.The rec...


Germany – Minimum wage increases won’t help poorest workers

20 March 2014

The introduction of a minimum wage of €8.50 will not substantially increase the income of Germany’s poorest workers and will endanger up to 900,000 jobs, according to a new study jointly conducted by Ifo research professor Ronnie Schöb, Marcel Thum, executive director of Ifo Dresden, and the Magd...


Europe – Hourly labour costs rising

20 March 2014

Hourly labour costs rose by +1.4% in the Eurozone (EA17) and by +1.2% in the EU28 during the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with the same quarter last year. In the third quarter of 2013, hourly labour costs increased by +1.1% in both zones, according to figures published by Eurostat, the statis...


UK – Private sector adds jobs, employment rate at five-year high

20 March 2014

Private-sector employment rose by 1.73 million jobs since 2010 even as public-sector jobs decreased, and the employment rate hit a five-year high of 72.3 percent with 30.19 million people now in jobs in the period from November 2013 to January 2014, according to the U.K. government.“We now have t...


Romania – Report says number of temps doubled since 2010

20 March 2014

Romania-Insider.com reported the number of temporary workers in Romania in 2013 was 52,700, nearly double the 29,900 in 2010. Romania-Insider.com cited the statistics from the Romanian Association of Temporary Work Agencies.It is estimated that ARAMT members comprise 70% of the activities of...


UK – Drive to boost jobs for disabled people in the North West

20 March 2014

Businesses from across the U.K. gathered in Manchester yesterday to address the untapped potential of thousands of disabled people in the North West. There are more than 500,000 disabled people of working age in the region who are currently not in employment.Minister of State for Disabled People...


UK: RTC Group hits a new high

19 March 2014

RTC Group plc (RTC:LSE), a support services group which predominantly provides recruitment services, today announce its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2013. Revenue was up 14% to £49 million (2012: £43 million). Group operating profit was £871,000 (2012: £592,000). Profit bef...


Germay: Amadeus FiRe revenue up

19 March 2014

German recruitment firm Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD: GR) today confirmed its preliminary figures  for the financial year 2013. In fiscal year 2013 the Amadeus FiRe group achieved consolidated sales of EUR 142.1m (prior year EUR 137.0m), an increase of +3.7% compared to prior year. Sales improv...