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Germany – Protective law for temporary employees finally ratified

18 April 2011

The Upper House of Parliament (Bundesrat) has ratified a new law, which prevents employers from sacking their employees only to re-employ them again as agency temporary employees at less pay and worse conditions.The new law is aimed at tackling the so-called 'revolving door effect', which was mad...


Netherlands – Government crackdown on rogue staffing agencies

18 April 2011

The Cabinet has agreed a proposal by the Minister for Social Affairs, Henk Kemp, to fine staffing agencies which fail to register as staffing agencies with the Commercial Register (Handelsregister).Under existing Dutch law, all companies are obliged to register with the Chamber of Commerce. Under...


Netherlands – Government crackdown on unemployed migrants

18 April 2011

European nationals who do not have a job or who cannot financially support themselves will have to leave the Netherlands within three months, if new rules the government is planning to introduce come into force, Dutch News reports."The direct cause [of the new measures] is the increase in mi...


UK – Servoca results in line with expectations

18 April 2011

Servoca Plc (SVCA:LSE), the specialist outsourcing and recruitment solutions provider, has today published a trading update. The company says in a statement:"The board is pleased to report that results for the first six months will be in line with management expectations and positions the gr...


UK – FCSA calls on staffing agencies to review their compliance

18 April 2011

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is calling for staffing agencies to review their compliance practices after reports that a staffing agency and its director are facing a 10 million Pounds Transfer of Debt notice from HM Revenue & Customes under Managed Service Company...


UK – Recruiting is too costly, says BCC

18 April 2011

Recruiting new employees takes too long and is too costly according to a new survey conducted in February 2011, covering more than 500 small and medium-sized businesses across the United Kingdom and representing all sectors. Over 80% of the companies that responded employ fewer than 100 staff an...


Ireland – Minimum wage rise would put Irish rate +30% ahead of UK

18 April 2011

The Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), has said that the government's plan to reverse the minimum wage reduction and restore it to 8.65 Euro was at odds with the economic needs of the country and would undermine job creation.IBEC also said a total overhaul of regulated wage rules...


Germany – BZA and AMP merge to become BAP

15 April 2011

As expected, the members of the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA) and the members of the Association of Medium-sized Temporary Employment Agencies (AMP), have yesterday voted to merge their two associations into one new large organisation called BAP (Bundesarbeitgeberverband der...


Ireland – CPL acquires Runway

15 April 2011

CPL Resources Plc (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group has announced that it has acquired Runway Personnel Limited in Dublin. Runway provides multiple types of recruitment solutions in the healthcare sector, to public and private hospitals, care homes and allied health facilities across Ir...


UK – ITHR acquires iT Recruitment Ltd

15 April 2011

IT Human Resources (ITHR) Plc, the independent human capital resourcing and software solutions specialist has acquired UK-based Swan iT Recruitment Ltd for an undisclosed fee.The announcement comes as IT Human Resources Plc releases its preliminary results for the financial year ended 31 March 20...