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UK - APSCo welcomes conduct regulations consultation

29 November 2011

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), has welcomed the confirmation of a government consultation by Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, on the conduct regulations for employment agencies.
The Association believes that the conduct regulations, introduced in...

UK - We must not talk jobs market down, says REC

29 November 2011

A new report argues that there are an additional 100,000 public sector job losses in the pipeline. Asked to comment on BBC radio over the weekend, the REC emphasised the need to avoid talking down the jobs market and highlighted the key role that flexible staff can play maintaining front line services....

World - Vienna is the best city for expatriate workers

29 November 2011

Vienna has the best living standard in the world, according to the Mercer 2011 Quality of Living Survey. Zurich and Auckland follow in second and third position, respectively, and Munich is in fourth with Düsseldorf and Vancouver sharing fifth place. Frankfurt is in seventh, followed by Geneva in eighth,...

Germany - Restrictions on agency temporary employment abolished

28 November 2011

The government has abolished restrictions on the use of agency temporary employees in the 'company-internal transportation of goods' sector (Werkverkehr). The new law was published by the government on 25 November 2011 and came into effect last Saturday. 

German law distinguishes clearly between...

Belgium - Growth in agency temporary hours slows to +1.1% y-o-y

28 November 2011

The number of hours worked by agency temporary employees was up by +1.1% in October 2011 when compared with October 2010, according to the latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian agency temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon).

Year-on-year, the number...

UK - Initio's 2011 revenues so far up +15% y-o-y

28 November 2011

Privately owned recruitment firm Initio International Ltd., today announces the results of its first full independent financial year to 31 December 2010, which have been filed at Companies House.

Brendan Flood, Chairman and CEO of Initio International, commented "2010 was a challenging year for recruitment...

Belgium - Students far more attractive to employers from 2012

28 November 2011

From 1 January 2012 onwards, students will be allowed to work for 50 days per annum and still benefit from a favourable tax system, up from 46 days per annum currently.

However, the most important change in the law for students is that they will be able to use up their working day allowance as they wish...

Austria - Insufficient integration of migrant workers, says OECD

28 November 2011

Austria has a higher share of immigrants in the total working-age population (17 %) than many other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). At the same time, the framework for integration policy is less developed in Austria than in a number of other OECD...

UK - Harvey Nash trading in line with expectations

25 November 2011

The board of staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE) has today issued an Interim Management Statement covering the period from 1 August 2011 to 24 November 2011. There have been no material events or transactions in the period other than as detailed in this statement:


"The board is pleased...

Spain - Staffing industry sees major comeback

25 November 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +8.2% year-on-year between January and August 2011, according to the latest data published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett).

Agency temporary employment saw its strongest 2011 year-on-year growth in January 2011 (+19.1%).

The recovery...