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21 April 2011

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Germany – First court cases decided following CGZP ruling

20 April 2011

The expected wave of court cases by temporary employees against staffing agencies, which have signed collective bargaining agreements with the Christian Unions (CGZP), has started.Under normal circumstances, temporary employees receive equal pay for equal work and are paid the same as their perma...


France – Manager hiring back at 2008 levels

20 April 2011

56% of companies have employed at least one manager in the first quarter of 2011 according to new research from the Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC).This represents an increase of +6 points over the same period of 2010 and an increase of +12 points over Q1 2009 and takes hiring l...


Spain – Unemployment estimated at 21.3% in Q1 2011

20 April 2011

Employment is estimated to have fallen by -210,000 individuals in the first quarter of 2011 to 18.19 million, according to the Spanish Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett).Unemployment rose to 4.3 million individuals, a +120% increase c...


UK – REC welcomes crackdown on tax evasion and bad practices

20 April 2011

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced plans to double its quota of specialist officers cracking down on labour providers who fail to pay tax and evade current regulations. This is a positive development and follows the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) calls for b...


Eurozone – Job creation hits 3.5 year high

20 April 2011

The Flash Eurozone Composite Output Index published by research firm Markit, rose from 57.6 in March 2011 to 57.8 in April 2011. The latest reading signalled the second-strongest monthly increase in output since June 2007, falling just short of February's post-recession high but slightly above th...


Germany – Exports up +15% in 2010

20 April 2011

In 2010 Germany was in third place behind China and the US due to exchange rate factors, real goods exports rose by +15% in 2010After Germany yielded the title of world vice export champion last year to the US because of exchange rate factors, it should be able to regain second place this year, a...


France – Law to increase number of women directors

20 April 2011

The number of women company directors is expected to go up in France after its parliament passed a law in January 2011 setting quotas for the gender balance of company boards, the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) reports. Within the next three years, 20% of a company's board membe...


Netherlands/Belgium – Image of secretaries completely outdated

20 April 2011

The image most people have of secretaries is outdated and incorrect according to new research carried out by staffing agency OfficeTeam (part of Robert Half) among 600 secretaries and managers in The Netherlands and Belgium.95% of secretaries believe that the image of the job is in urgent need of...


Netherlands – Agency employment up +10%

19 April 2011

In weeks 9 to 12 of 2011, the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +10% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies grew equally by +10%, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Association of...