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Ireland - Concerns grow over lack of agreement on AWD

1 November 2011

With less than a month to go before the Agency Workers Directive must be applied, the Irish government is leaving it to the very last minute before agreeing new regulations. Employers and staffing agencies remain uncertain what impact this will have on the supply of temporary agency workers and w...


Netherlands - Staffing agency turnover up +4% y-o-y in October

1 November 2011

In weeks 37 to 40 of 2011, the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +2% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies grew by +4% compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Federation of Private Em...


Europe - Unemployment rate up +0.1% in both the EU and the Eurozone

1 November 2011

The Euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was up from 10.1% in September 2010 to 10.2% in September 2011. In August 2011 it was equally 10.1%, according to the latest data published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat). The entire European Union (EU27) unemp...


World - ILO warns of jobs recession and social unrest

1 November 2011

In a grim analysis issued on the eve of the G20 leaders’ summit, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay the global economic recovery and may ignite more social unrest in scores of countries.Ray...


UK - cph's revenues up +70%

1 November 2011

Revenues were up by +70% during the financial year ended 30 September 2011 when compared to the previous year at cph, the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions provider.Jerry Wright, co-Founder/MD of cph, commented "given that economic conditions continue to be challenging, we are...


France - Agency temporary employment up +5.5% y-o-y

31 October 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +5.5% in September 2011 compared with September 2010, according to the latest Employment Barometer published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).Agency temporary employment among managers was up by +20.7%. Am...


Germany - Negotiated staffing agency pay rises tomorrow

31 October 2011

Several hundreds of thousands of agency temporary employees who are employed by staffing agencies, which are members of the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BAP, previously BZA and AMP), will see their hourly pay rise tomorrow.Hourly pay, which was negotiated via collective bargainin...


Finland - Barona Group profitable again

31 October 2011

Revenues were up by +56.3% from 78.3 million Euro in 2009 to 122.3 million Euro in 2010 at Barona Group, the privately owned Finland-based temporary and permanent staffing group with offices in Russia, Sweden and Estonia.Profit for the financial year was up from a loss of 692,000 Euro in 2009 to...


UK - Job opportunities bounce back to hit eight-months high

31 October 2011

Job opportunities across the UK are up in one of the biggest month-on-month increases for nearly two years, according to the Job Index for October published today by job board Reed.   In October 2011, the Job Index stands at 129, which is +8 index points (+7%) up from September. This revers...


UK - Address poor productivity rather than scrap unfair dismissal rights, says CIPD

31 October 2011

A new Work Horizons report launched today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) calls, ahead of next month's Growth Review, for the government to use its position and influence to encourage UK businesses to recognise and rectify gaps in management and leadership skills....