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UK - Flexible working voted top benefit by majority of staff

21 September 2011

According to a recent poll by executive search and selection recruiter Expand, 48% of employees value flexible working as the top benefit an employer could offer, suggesting that employees are now are seeking a more rewarding work/life balance.   The research, conducted via LinkedIn, found...


World - Retailers will have to hire more older workers to cope with labour shortages

21 September 2011

Over 40 government, employers' and workers' delegates from more than 25 countries meeting at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), will discuss the impact of ageing societies on labour markets in the retail commerce sector on 21-22 September 2011.The ILO Global Dialogue Forum on the Needs...


World - Weak and bumpy global recovery ahead

21 September 2011

The global economic recovery is slowing, with world growth projected at +4% in both 2011 and 2012, down from over +5% in 2010, according to the latest forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). And even this lowered projection counts on a lot going well.  The IMF foresaw a slowdown...


UK - Employers combining youth and experience to weather stormy economic waters

21 September 2011

Businesses in the UK are increasingly looking to blend youth with experience in order to safely negotiate the current turbulent economic conditions, according to the latest 'Tracking UK Recruitment' quarterly report by professional staffing recruitment consultancy, Barclay Meade (part of Matchtec...


UK - Maximising the true value of coaching in challenging economic times

21 September 2011

  A new report entitled 'Coaching Climate' published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), investigates how coaching and mentoring are developing in organisations and helps HR professionals and coaches to deliver the best possible value from their initiatives. &nb...


Europe - Staffing industry up +8% y-o-y in June 2011

20 September 2011

The staffing industry in Europe grew by +8% in June 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. The sector has experienced fifteen months of continuous year-on-year growth. The most recent data from the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) suggests that while the reco...


UK - Little time left to prepare for AWR

20 September 2011

With less than two weeks to go until the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR) comes into force, Croner (part of Wolters Kluwer), the provider of workplace information, software and services is urging businesses, which rely on staffing agency workers, to consider the impact this will have on their com...


Europe - Economic crisis drives pay down

20 September 2011

Average collectively agreed nominal wage increases were lower in 2010 than in 2009 in all 13 European Union countries (EU27) with available data, except in Malta, according to a new report published by the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO).The highest reductions in nominal pay incr...


UK - CEOs likely to be rewarded on share price performance

20 September 2011

FTSE 100 CEOs who served continuously in the lead up to and through the downturn are more likely to be penalised for poor share performance and rewarded when it improves, according to research carried out by the London Business School on behalf of staffing agency Harvey Nash.The research found th...


Russia - Adecco, Exect and Kelly named suppliers for Sochi 2014

20 September 2011

The Committee of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi has named three staffing agencies as the official Organising Committee suppliers: Adecco LLC (Adecco Group), Business Training LLC (Exect Business Training) and Kelly Services CIS LLC (Kelly Services). The agreement was signed by Dmitry Cher...