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UK - Demand for engineers remains high, but employers struggle to find staff

8 August 2014

The findings of the REC’s JobsOutlook published today appear to be confirmed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) ninth annual Engineering and Technology: Skills & Demand in Industry report. Demand for engineers remains high but more than half of employers are having...


Croatia - New Labour Act enacted

8 August 2014

The new Labour Act, which met with fierce criticism from the Opposition and the dissatisfaction of trade unions and the national employers' association, has been enacted on 7th August according to dalje.com.The new law makes it possible, with working-time redistribution, to extend the working wee...


World – Steady growth provides platform for operating margin improvement at Adecco

7 August 2014

Adecco (ADEN: VX) reported organic revenue growth across the majority of its markets during the second quarter ending 30 June 2014. Of the major markets, Australia & New Zealand was the only region to report a decline in organic revenue, year-on-year.The company reported revenue of €5.0 billi...


UK – Matchtech reports H2 net fee income growth

7 August 2014

Specialist engineering and professional services recruitment firm Matchtech (MTEC: AIM) reported net fee income of £23.1 million for the six months ending 31 July 2014, a year-on-year increase of +16%.Adrian Gunn, Chief Executive Officer of the Group, commented: “The Group has continued its track...


Ireland – Collective bargaining legislation to be in place before the end of the year

7 August 2014

Ireland’s Minister for Business & Employment, Ged Nash, is working to have legislation on collective bargaining rights enacted by the end of this year. The legislation is intended to significantly strengthen the rights of workers in companies that refuse to engage in collective bargaining, wh...


UK – Companies to boost employee engagement schemes

7 August 2014

Over half (53%) of UK organisations plan to broaden their employee engagement programmes in order to maximise their investment in talent initiatives, according to Talent Management: Accelerating Business Performance, a global survey by Right Management, the career and talent management division o...


Italy – Union petitions European Commission to overturn recent labour reform

6 August 2014

Italy's largest trade union confederation, the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), announced earlier this week that it was challenging the labour reforms passed by the government earlier this year, reports gazettadelsud.it.CGIL said it had petitioned the European Commission to take ac...


Netherlands – Oil & gas recruiters announce merger

6 August 2014

The Offshore Partners (TOP) and M Restart, two private companies providing recruitment services to the oil & gas sector, have announced that they are to merge. The newly formed company has been named Top M Restart.TOP offers a multi-disciplinary service for the offshore, maritime, and shipbui...


UK – Lack of skilled workers putting recovery at risk

6 August 2014

More than two-thirds of British businesses fear that a shortage of skilled workers will act as a brake on the economic recovery, with half struggling to fill vacancies, according to a survey by The Prince’s Trust and HSBC, reports The Times.The Prince's Trust charity has called on employers to pr...


UK – GLA announces partnership to target trafficking and forced labour

6 August 2014

Derbyshire Constabulary and the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) have joined forces to help businesses identify any workers who may have been trafficked into the county for the purposes of forced labour.The two organisations began their latest partnership arrangement under the name ‘Project...