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Europe - Employees frustrated with tolerance of unethical conduct

20 May 2011

More than a third of employees polled at large companies across Europe are prepared to offer cash, gifts or entertainment to win business and nearly half are not aware of an anti-bribery policy at their company. Employees in Greece (44%) and Russia (39%), for example, are most likely to pay cash...


Switzerland - Economic expectations drop in May

20 May 2011

In the wake of climbing into positive territory the previous month, the Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Switzerland published by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in co-operation with Credit Suisse (CS), fell back into the negative zone in May 2011. The indicator dropped by a no...


Belgium - Discrimination has to end, says EC

20 May 2011

Belgian law currently obliges candidates wishing to work in the local public sector in its Dutch, French and German speaking regions to obtain a specific language certificate issued in Belgium as proof of linguistic knowledge if they have not followed education in the language of the region. Foll...


Germany - Durian re-elected as iGZ President

20 May 2011

Ariane Durian has been re-elected as President of iGZ, the association of temporary employment agencies, by the overwhelming majority of this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM). Out of the 300 participants, only one voted against Durian.The AGM also re-elected the entire board of iGZ.iGZ has 2,1...


UK - Staffline confident about meeting market expectations

19 May 2011

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry, has issued the following statement on trading which was given at the Group's Annual General Meeting held at 10.00 am this morning.Andy Hogarth, Chief Executive of the group, made the following stateme...


World - Employers cannot find qualified talent despite over-supply of workers

19 May 2011

One in three employers globally report experiencing difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent, the highest percentage since before the recession in 2007, according to the sixth annual 'Talent Shortage Survey', published by staffing firm ManpowerGroup.90% of employers cite candidate-...


Germany - Employment up +1.4%

19 May 2011

In the first quarter of 2011, the number of persons working in Germany amounted to about 40.4 million, which was an increase of +552,000 people or +1.4% on a year earlier, according to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), this figure reflected the highest level of...


UK - Employer confidence at its highest for over a year

19 May 2011

Confidence among employers has soared to its highest level in a year reflecting renewed optimism in both short-term and long-term hiring intentions, the May JobsOutlook published by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) reveals.   The survey has shown a major shift in employe...


Netherlands - Unemployment falls to 5%

19 May 2011

Seasonally adjusted unemployment fell by -3,000 individuals or by -1 percentage points from 5.1% in March 2011 to 5% or 3,902 individuals in April 2011, according to the latest data published today by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).The decrease in unemployment is entirely due to a fall in female un...


Portugal - Unemployment at 12.4%

19 May 2011

The unemployed population in Portugal, in the first quarter of 2011, was estimated to be 688,900 individuals, whilst the number of employed people was estimated at 4,866,000. The total labour force (active population) was estimated to amount to 5,554,800, according to the latest employment data p...