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UK - HMRC invites APSCo to join the newly formed IR35 Forum

24 May 2011

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has been invited by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to join its newly formed IR35 Forum.APSCo claims to have led recruitment industry lobbying on IR35 since its inception in 1999. APSCo successfully lobbied for changes to the draft legisl...


Germany - Equal pay for equal work through the back door

23 May 2011

Germany is facing a continued economic boom. There are many indications that economic growth could easily reach +2.5% in 2012, according to the President of the German Employers Association (BDA), Dieter Hundt.Hundt told Berliner Zeitung newspaper "Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth should...


Sweden - High growth and high unemployment

23 May 2011

The Swedish economy is expected to grow by +4.4% this year and by +3.7% in 2012, according to the latest Economic Forecast published by the Employer and Trade Organisation for the Swedish Services Sector (Almega).Almega's forecast for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is considerably higher tha...


UK - Smallest deterioration in household finances for four months

23 May 2011

Household finances continued to worsen in May 2011, according to the latest Household Finance Index (HFI), published today by research firm Markit. Approximately 35% of survey respondents indicated a deterioration of their current finances, against just 7% that reported an improvement. However, a...


UK - Economics of employment regulation shows business wrong to always see red

23 May 2011

A new analysis of the economics of employment regulation today concludes that the knee-jerk opposition of much of the business lobby to many employment rights, for example their opposition to last week's government consultation paper on Modern Workplaces, which proposed changes to parental leave...


Europe - Quotas for women? No, thank you!

23 May 2011

Companies shouldn't have to meet quotas for employing women, according to European executives: 66% consider this type of regulation unnecessary. That's the result of a recent poll carried out by European job board StepStone involving 7,227 participants from eight European countries. Only one in...


UK - Public sector workers prefer the public sector

23 May 2011

41% of public sector workers think they would need to up-skill in order to gain employment in the private sector, according to research, of over 1,000 public sector workers, conducted by recruitment consultants Badenoch & Clark (part of Adecco).Of these, 13.4% respondents to the survey said t...


World - Employment Conference flags common challenges for global recruitment industry

20 May 2011

The annual World Employment Conference is taking place this week in Rotterdam. Initial discussions have flagged a number of major challenges for the global recruitment industry and covered specific priority areas for recruiters.  The Conference is the annual event of the International Confe...


UK - Tribal revenues up +5%, completes disposals

20 May 2011

Tribal Group Plc (TRB:LSE), the provider of technology products and services to the education, learning and training markets in the UK and internationally, yesterday provided the following update on trading, covering the period from 1 January 2011 to date:"During the period, we completed the...


World - Yes, I could do my boss’ job better, say 67%

20 May 2011

Do you ever look at your managers and employers and wonder how they ever got to that position? Or perhaps you are a boss that's paranoid your staff are out to get you? If so, you are not alone. A poll conducted by job board Monster shows that over two thirds of people around the world feel that t...