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Norway – Adecco caught in illegal practices scandal

4 March 2011

Staffing agency Adecco Norway has been accused of illegal labour practices such as paying wages below minimum levels, unacceptable working hours and conditions and, in some cases, pension contributions according to Dagsavisen newspaper.As a result Adecco Norway has lost several contracts with nur...


Germany – Agency staff earns 20% less than permanents

4 March 2011

New analysis by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) reveals that more than 50% of agency temporary employment contracts last no longer than three months.However, the average duration of all employment contracts in Germany has gone up from 10.3 years in 1992 to 10.8 years in 2010.10% of ag...


UK – Demand for multilingual recruitment is booming

4 March 2011

The total number of jobs for bilingual and multilingual professionals posted on the job portal of multilingual recruitment website TopLanguageJobs.co.uk has grown by +3,300 from 10,700 in 2009 to 14,000 in 2010.Moreover, a majority of the vacancies posted in 2010 by UK companies for language prof...


Ireland – New government must prioritise job retention and job creation

4 March 2011

The Chambers of Industry and Commerce (Chambers Ireland) have said that the new government must make job retention and job creation a top priority in the 'Programme for Government' in order to ensure that the almost 1.8 million people currently in employment retain their jobs and at the same time...


UK – Female earnings gap persists

4 March 2011

There continues to be an earnings gap appearing between men and women according to new research released by recruiter Robert Half UK. Overall, an average basic salary of 62,300 Pounds (median 55,000 Pounds) for females is around 70% that of their male colleagues' 89,500 Pounds (median 76,500...


Europe – Agency work contributes to labour market integration of migrant workers

4 March 2011

 The President of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), Annemarie Muntz was a panellist at the European Policy Centre's policy dialogue on 'Temporary and Circular Migration'. In her address, Ms Muntz highlighted the role the agency work plays in integrating...


Switzerland – Adecco sees strong growth and strict cost control

3 March 2011

Revenues were up by +26% (+12% organically) to 18.7 billion Euro at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group.Permanent placement revenues amounted to 288 million Euro, an increase of +58% in constant currency (+24% organically), while outplacement revenues totalled...


France – Synergie generates record high revenues, seeks acquisitions

3 March 2011

Revenues were up by +29.8% from 947.7 million Euro in 2009 to 1.23 billion Euro in 2010 at Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group.Revenues generated in France were up by +17.4% from 627.5 million Euro in 2009 to 736.7 million Euro in 2010.Revenues generated in other Europ...


UK – Parity still struggling despite restructuring and cost cutting

3 March 2011

Revenues were down by -22% to 119 million Pounds in 2009 to 93 million Pounds in 2010 at Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the UK-focused IT recruitment (Resources) and consulting (Solutions) firm.The group made an operating loss before exceptional items of -2.6 million Pounds compared to a profit of +...


UK – IDOX's trading year starts with an up-lift

3 March 2011

IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the supplier of software and services to the UK public sector, is holding its Annual General Meeting today.  At the AGM, Chairman Martin Brooks will make the following statement "the company has seen a strong start to the trading year with an uplift of new orders i...