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Denmark – Atlanco fighting to retain Copenhagen metro contract

29 September 2014

A subsidiary of Irish-owned international recruitment firm Atlanco Rimec is fighting to retain a contract to supply workers to the construction of a new underground metro line in Copenhagen, reports The Sunday Times.The company responsible for the expansion of Copenhagen’s metro network, Metrosel...


Italy – Businesses list priorities for labour market reform

29 September 2014

In response to the labour market reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Italian businesses want the government to introduce active labour market policies, outplacement programmes, and restrictions on the use of so-called “bad” flexible contracts.Business also want to introduce permanent...


Europe – Agency work picks up in the summer months

29 September 2014

The number of hours worked by agency workers picked up in June and July, following a slowdown in May, according to the latest Agency Work Business Indicator from Eurociett, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies.Across Europe, agency workers worked, on average, +2.7% more hours...


Netherlands – Randstad targets €23 million savings in restructuring

29 September 2014

Randstad Holding has provided an update on its plans for a new organizational structure in the Netherlands originally announced a month ago.Annual savings as from Q1 2015 are estimated at between €20 million and €23 million, for which a provision will be taken in Q3 and Q4 2014 of around €22 mill...


Scotland – NHS defends flying in locum doctor from India

29 September 2014

A Scottish health board has defended its use of a locum consultant who was flown to Aberdeen from India to cover a weekend shift at a hospital’s Accident & Emergency (A&E) department, reports the BBC.NHS Grampian said a locum doctor from India was used by the health board to cover sick le...


UK – Egon Zehnder to push for more women bosses

29 September 2014

Executive search firm Egon Zehnder is taking up the challenge to place women in positions of power and influence in the boardrooms of the UK's largest companies, reports The Independent.Spearheaded by their newly appointed UK managing director, Miranda Pode, Egon Zehnder has vowed to un...


Romania – New rules for hiring foreign workers announced

29 September 2014

New employment rules have been adopted by the Romanian government, which will implement a labour market test to recruit foreign workers and highlight the need to ensure compliance with the existing labour code, reports Relocate Magazine.The new rules will enter into force on 28 November 2014. Det...


Italy – Adecco CEO supports Prime Minister’s labour reform plans

26 September 2014

With increasing pressure both inside Italy and from the IMF to tackle the country’s deficit and unemployment rate, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has found support for his labour reforms in the form of Adecco CEO Patrick De Maeseneire.  Speaking with Bloomberg, Mr De Maeseneire sai...


Germany – Recruitment outlook remains stable

26 September 2014

Caution continues to be the watchword for Germany companies as they showed some hesitancy to recruit during September, according to the latest Employment Barometer from the Institute for Economic Research (Ifo).The index fell to 106, down from 107 in August, but on par with June and July. Compare...


Switzerland – Michael Page reports uneven job vacancy growth

26 September 2014

There was an increase of +3.6% in the number of job vacancies across Switzerland during September, compared with August, according to Swiss Job Index (SJI) from international recruitment firm Michael Page.The SJI is a monthly indicator of the number and types of jobs advertised in Switzerland. Th...