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UK - Allied Healthcare’s shareholders adopt merger with Saga

20 October 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 and Ireland, has announced that its shareholders have voted to adopt the merger agreement with Saga Group Limited at a special meeting of...


World - Youth employment crisis worsening

20 October 2011

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned of a "scarred" generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world.The "...


Iceland - Unemployment down to 5.9%

20 October 2011

5.9% of the labour force or 10,700 persons were unemployed and in search of a job in Q3 2011. The unemployment rate was 5.6% for men and 6.2% for women. The number of unemployed persons decreased by -1,000 since Q3 2010, according to the latest data published by Statistics Iceland (Hagstofa Islan...


UK - Staffline's earnings expected to be in line with expectations, wins major EU contracts

19 October 2011

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry, has today confirmed that earnings for the current year are expected to be in line with market expectations.The group has also announced that EOS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Staffline, has been award...


Belgium - One in two thinks that unemployment benefit is too generous

19 October 2011

49% of Belgians believe that unemployment benefit in the country is too generous and 78% believe that the long-term unemployed should have their benefits reduced if they remain unemployed for 'too long', according to new research carried out among 1,500 individuals by staffing agency Tempo-Team (...


Europe - Cross-border recognition of professional skills to be speeded up

19 October 2011

The skills of doctors, engineers, dentists and other professionals applying to work in another European Union (EU) member state must be recognised faster, but without compromising the reliability or safety of their services to citizens, said the Internal Market Committee on Monday, voting on its...


UK - Employers weathering storm with talent 'cloud', REC report reveals

19 October 2011

With the prospect of continuing economic uncertainty posing a serious threat to traditional talent management models, new evidence shows employers are increasingly turning to the long-term deployment of flexible contingent labour to help manage this change.   This emerging model is highligh...


Ireland - Economic climate only marginally affects productivity

19 October 2011

54% of Irish employees stated that their productivity at work has not been impacted by the current economic climate, according to a recent survey by specialist professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.Almost 600 Irish professionals were surveyed on a variety of employment related issue...


World - Agency work industry created 900,000 new jobs for Europe ...

18 October 2011

In Europe 900,000 new jobs were created in the last two years, mainly resulting from countries that have reformed their labour markets. However, the role of private employment services is still undervalued.Out-dated perception and inappropriate regulation prevent the potential of the private empl...


Denmark - Health service is better off with agency staff, say Chambers

18 October 2011

in 2009, hiring a nurse via a temporary employment agency during weekdays cost the Copenhagen health service 276 Danish Krone (37.07 Euro) whilst a permanent directly employed nurse cost 342 Danish Krone (45.93 Euro) all things considered, according to new analysis carried out by the Danish Chamb...