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UK - Stress related employment claims in the City soaring

16 November 2011

 Legal claims by employees in the City who have suffered from stress are reaching record levels, according to GQ Employment Law, the specialist employment law firm.The Health and Safety Executive estimates that 18,000 workers in UK financial services and insurance business suffered from wor...


UK - Demand for contract workers falls sharply as fears of a double dip revive

15 November 2011

Demand for contractors has fallen by -13% year-on-year across the UK as fears of a double dip recession intensify, according to research conducted by Staffing Industry Analysts and Innovantage on behalf of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).Research compiled by Innovantage...


Germany - Final employers snatch up agency staff on a large scale

15 November 2011

The number of agency temporary employees fell slightly by -0.1% to 907,000 in September 2011 when compared with September 2010, according to the latest Temporary Employment Index published by the German Economic Institute (IW) on behalf of the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BAP, pr...


France - Agency employment growth rate slows

15 November 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +2.7% or up by +15,600 individuals to 584,700 in Q3 2011 when compared with Q3 2010, according to the latest data, published today, by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Research (INSEE).Quarter-on-quarter, however, agency temporary employment...


Italy - An insider's view of the staffing industry

15 November 2011

Vincenzo Tribecca, Managing Director of staffing agency Antal International (Italy) gives an overview of the state of the job market for professionals and managers in one of Europe's most watched economies.Riding out the storm Despite ominous predictions about the fate of the Italian economy duri...


Germany - Overwhelming support for nationwide minimum wage

15 November 2011

Chancellor (Prime Minister) Angela Merkel's Conservative Party (CDU/CSU) yesterday voted in favour of the introduction of a minimum wage for all sectors in the country, which do not currently have a collective bargaining-based minimum wage, Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper reports.Out of circa 1,00...


UK - REC welcomes latest immigration proposals

15 November 2011

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed the response of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to government proposals on settlement rights for skilled workers from outside the European Union (EU).   The proposals put forward by the government centred on restrictin...


UK - Idox's recruitment revenues and profitability up

15 November 2011

IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the provider of software, information & consultancy and recruitment services to the UK public sector and major corporates, has published a trading update for the year ended 31 October 2011.The group ended its trading year strongly and expects to report EBITDA and normalis...


Switzerland - Agency employment falls for first time in 18 months

14 November 2011

Agency temporary employment fell by -4.7% in October 2011 when compared with October 2010 according to the latest Swisstemptrend published by the Swiss Union for Employment Services (Swissstaffing). This is the first negative growth in the industry since April 2010.Swissstaffing comments in a sta...


UK - Prospects for temporaries deteriorate despite private sector jobs growth

14 November 2011

The tentative private sector jobs recovery is continuing, but firms are scaling back on temporary staff following the introduction of new agency workers rules, and serious risks to the employment outlook remain, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and recruitment...