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UK – Agency worker with foot tattoo given the boot

11 July 2014

An agency worker lost her job after she refused to cover up a butterfly tattoo on her foot, reports The Metro. Procurement consultant Jo Perkins reportedly had her contract cancelled and was marched off her company’s premises after bosses spotted her ink, which she refused to cover.Ms Perkins did...


UK – Demand for construction workers driving job growth

10 July 2014

There was a +9% increase in the number of new jobs across the UK during the second quarter of 2014 compared with last year, according to the latest Barometer from job board totaljobs.com. Competition for jobs is also hotting up, as the number of applications for each job increased by an average o...


Ireland – Agency workers reportedly outperforming striking employees

10 July 2014

Irish refuse collection company Greyhound is claiming that agency workers brought in to work during the current dispute are +25% more productive than the regular collection staff, reports thejournal.ie.The claim comes as SIPTU (Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union) repeats claims...


Netherlands – Young people view summer work as an important step in their careers

10 July 2014

Six out of ten young people see holiday work as an important first step in their career and no longer simply use the break to earn extra money. That is according to Student Work, the biggest Dutch employment agency for young people who asked 1,157 young people about their motivation for looking f...


UK – Call for greater flexible working rights for grandparents

10 July 2014

Almost two million grandparents are cutting their working hours to help provide childcare, according to a recent study carried out on behalf of Grandparents Plus, Save the Children, and The Family & Childcare Trust.Heading into the summer months and with the rising cost of childcare, research...


UK – BBC spends over £650,000 on recruitment despite promising to cut jobs

9 July 2014

The BBC employs more people than it did a year ago despite a public pledge to cut staff numbers, and has spent more than £650,000 on recruitment consultants in the past 12 months, reports The Daily Telegraph.The number of staff employed by the corporation in 2013 was 22,039, up from 21,...


Poland – Job numbers up +8.5% as economic recovery takes hold

9 July 2014

There was an increase of +8.5% in the number of jobs posted on Polish job board Pracuj during the second quarter of 2014, compared with the same period last year. A total of 97,698 jobs were posted during the three months.The greatest demand for staff came from the trade and retail sector, repres...


Germany – Earlier retirement age a concern for companies

9 July 2014

Companies across Germany are concerned about the impact the earlier retirement age of 63 will have, according to a survey compiled by market research group TNS, on behalf of Adecco Group. Two-thirds of decision makers from 251 companies voiced concerns that valuable knowledge and know-how will be...


Ireland – Professional job number up but summer slowdown expected

9 July 2014

There was a +3% increase in the number of professional jobs opportunities in Ireland during Q2 2014, compared with Q2 2013, according to the Irish Employment Monitor from Morgan McKinley. During the first six months of the year, professional job opportunities increased by +6%, year-on-year.The Em...


UK – Cumbrian recruiter awarded nuclear contract

9 July 2014

Recruitment firm NuExec Consulting has been announced as the preferred bidders for the permanent recruit services to the low-level waste repository (LLWR) just south of the Sellafield site in West Cumbria, reports nwemail.co.uk.No details were provided regarding the contract value or for how many...