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Ireland: One in five companies to increase staff wages

6 January 2012

Workers at one in five companies can look forward to pay rises this year, according to a Morgan McKinley Ireland Salary Survey, as reported in The Irish Independent.

A total of 21% of managers said they expected salaries to increase by between 1% and 5% in the coming months. But less than 1% expected...

Germany – Market trends in the recruitment sector in 2012

6 January 2012

What are the recruitment trends in Germany for 2012 and what is the labour market going to look like? Experts from  Monster have identified four main factors that are inevitably going to influence the job market this year.

Shortage of skilled workers to continue

A skills shortage is going to continue...

France – Founder of Adia dies

5 January 2012

Henri-Ferdinand Lavanchy, founder of Adia Interim, now part of Adecco, died at the beginning of the week aged 85 years according to the Swiss newspaper 24 heures

An independent accountant, Lavanchy got into the employment business in 1957 when, following an outbreak of Spanish flu, a client...

Italy – Government lifts labour market restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians

5 January 2012

Restrictions imposed on Romanians and Bulgarians in Italy are lifted from January 1, 2012, according to the Romanian Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection (MMFPS) in a statement carried by the Romanian News Agency. The Italian government decided to apply transitional arrangements for Romanian...

Germany – Economists expect unemployment rate to increase again in 2012

5 January 2012

Despite the positive developments in the German labour market, which has just seen the lowest number of unemployed people in the country’s history, economic analysts believe that the national unemployment rate will rise again in 2012. 

Gustav Horn, director of the union-Institute for Macroeconomic...

Germany – One in three temporary workers on unemployment benefits

5 January 2012

More and more temporary workers find themselves on unemployment benefits in Germany although there has been a strong demand for agency staff and temporary workers. Since May 2009, the number of people in part-time employment has overall increased by 6% whereas the number of temporary workers has drastically...

World – Recruit acquires Advantage Resourcing

4 January 2012

According to Reuters, the Japanese HR firm Recruit Co announced today the acquisition of all shares in Advantage Resourcing America (ARA) in the United States and Advantage Resourcing Europe in the Netherlands (ARE) for 410 million US Dollars from Cerberus Capital Management, in order to expand overseas....

World – Staffline Group trading update

4 January 2012

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to the food processing, manufacturing, e-retail and logistics sectors, has published the following trading update for its financial year ended 31 December 2011:

The Board today confirms that earnings for the full year...

France – EADS subsidiary loses discrimination case against temporary agency worker

4 January 2012

According to the daily newspaper Le Monde, the French aircraft manufacturer Airbus lost its appeal in a discrimination case against a female temporary agency worker of Algerian decent. By the end of her second assignment with Airbus, the claimant was denied a permanent contract on the same role in favour...

UK – Employees feel dissatisfied with pay rises and bonuses

4 January 2012

2011 was not a good year for pay rises and bonuses, having left numerous employees across a variety of sectors dissatisfied with the size of pay rise and bonuses received.

In its annual survey, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that the vast majority of employees had their...