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Ireland – More women in the workplace could create 65,000 jobs

9 April 2014

Improving women’s access to the labour market could create 65,000 jobs and also negate the need for over-65s to remain in the workforce, an economic research institute has found, reports irishexaminer.com.In the paper ‘An Overview of the Irish Labour Market’, Rory O’Farrell of the Nevin Economic...


Sweden – Gothenburg staff to trial six-hour days

9 April 2014

Municipal staff in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city, will trial a six-hour workday with full pay, in hope that it will cut down on sick leave, boost efficiency, and ultimately save Sweden money, reports The Local."We think it's time to give this a real shot in Sweden," Mats Pilhem, Depu...


Finland – Workers expecting to work longer and retire later

9 April 2014

Employees' estimates about the age at which they will retire have risen considerably in five years. In 2013, nearly two out of five (37%) employees aged over 50 thought they would retire at the age of 64 or later, compared with just 28% in 2008, according to preliminary data from Statistics Finla...


UK – Matchtech’s acquisition of Provanis adds to revenue growth

8 April 2014

Specialist engineering and professional services recruitment firm Matchtech (MTEC: AIM) reported revenue of £220.9 million for the six months ending 31 January 2014, an increase of +12% compared with £197.3 million last year. Group revenue for the period includes £5.5 million in contribution from...


UK – Rethink reports full year revenue and profit growth

8 April 2014

Talent management and recruitment services firm Rethink Group (AIM: RTG) reported revenue of £111.7 million for the year ending 31 December 2013, an increase of +28% compared with £87.3 million last year.The company achieved a gross profit of £19.6 million, a year-on-year rise of +8% from £18.2 m...


UK – Faster increase in permanent salaries but temporary pay growth eases

8 April 2014

The rates of growth in both permanent and temporary staff appointments eased during March but remained strong overall, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG.Commenting on the latest survey results, Bernard Brown, Partner and Head of Busi...


UK – REC launches Good Recruitment campaign

8 April 2014

In the face of three core issues; the skills/talent paradox where two-and-a-half million people are unemployed but 50% of employers report a lack of talent, candidates reporting their experience is getting worse, and where flexible employment is becoming more important, some of the UK’s largest e...


UK – Financial recruitment slow but looking up

8 April 2014

Banks are failing to boost hiring and are instead forcing staff to work longer hours, despite the upturn in the IPO (Initial Public Offering) market, according to recruitment firm Robert Walters, reports ft.com.Alan Bannatyne, Chief Financial Officer of Robert Walters, said the group had not yet...


Norway – The ultimate summer job – CEO of Adecco

8 April 2014

College and university students from diverse social and educational backgrounds across Norway have applied for the ultimate summer job to become the CEO of Adecco Norway for one month, reports nhoservice.no.The successful applicant will receive a salary of NOK 100,000 (€12,148), as well as living...


Denmark – Non-compete clauses in student jobs hurting job prospects

8 April 2014

A growing number of private companies in Denmark are inserting competition clauses in work contracts for student jobs, which are limiting new graduates in their employment prospects once their contract ends, reports Danish newspaper Politiken.  Trade union Djøf says that at least once a week...