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UK - Allied Healthcare acquires BiJu

10 May 2011

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK, has announced today that its UK subsidiary, Allied Healthcare Group Limited, has acquired the entire issued share capital of BiJu Limited...


UK - HCL appoints three executive directors

10 May 2011

Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the troubled health and social care staffing firm, has announced that it has appointed three Executive Directors to the board, all with immediate effect.Stephen Burke is appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer. Burke has approximately 30 years experience of wor...


Europe - Employment index reports +26% annual growth

10 May 2011

The latest monthly Employment Index for Europe published today by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows +26% year-over-year growth. Industrial production related sectors continue to lead the Index. The financial services segment recruitment exhibits further improvement with annual growth acceler...


Germany - More than 1 million job offers

10 May 2011

In Q1 2011 the number of job offers exceeded the one million threshold, for the first time in four years, according to the latest survey carried out by the Institute for Labour Market Research (IAB).The survey, which is based on interviews with 8,000 employers across all industry sectors, found t...


Ireland - Professional job vacancies up +60% y-o-y

10 May 2011

The number of new professional job opportunities in the market held steady from March 2011 to April 201, according to the latest Irish Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (subsidiary of Premier Group). There was a marginal decrease (-0.2%) from 8,5...


UK - APSCo urges staffing firms to be vigilant regarding AWR indemnity clauses

10 May 2011

 The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is advising its members to be cautious on the issue of indemnities in client-led contracts, following the publication by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) Guidance on 6 M...


World - IT leaders believe innovation critical to retaining market share

10 May 2011

A significant gap exists between the number of information technology (IT) leaders that believe that innovation and technology will help their companies preserve market share (74%) and the number of CIOs that have reported achieving their innovation potential (only 34%), according to the latest 2...


Germany - An extra +35,000 agency staff in the metal industry and rising

9 May 2011

Employment levels in the metal industry are rising as fast as they fell 2.5 years ago during the economic crisis. Since the employment lows of March 2010, an extra +75,000 permanent employees and an extra +35,000 agency temporary employees have been hired in the metal industry. By the end of 2011...


UK - Employers' guidance for new agency laws

9 May 2011

The government has published guidance to help employers prepare for the introduction of new rights for agency workers later this year.The guidance is intended to help hirers and agencies understand the requirements of the Agency Workers Regulations. Separate guidance for agency workers will be pu...


Belgium - 70% of large SMEs want to hire in Q2 2011

9 May 2011

One out of three (32%) small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) intend to hire new staff during Q2 2011, according to new research carried out by Human Resources services provider SD Worx among 974 SMEs in Belgium.Hiring intentions for Q2 2011 are even greater in 'larger SMEs' (20+ employees) wher...