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UK - Economics of employment regulation shows business wrong to always see red

23 May 2011

A new analysis of the economics of employment regulation today concludes that the knee-jerk opposition of much of the business lobby to many employment rights, for example their opposition to last week's government consultation paper on Modern Workplaces, which proposed changes to parental leave...


Europe - Quotas for women? No, thank you!

23 May 2011

Companies shouldn't have to meet quotas for employing women, according to European executives: 66% consider this type of regulation unnecessary. That's the result of a recent poll carried out by European job board StepStone involving 7,227 participants from eight European countries. Only one in...


UK - Public sector workers prefer the public sector

23 May 2011

41% of public sector workers think they would need to up-skill in order to gain employment in the private sector, according to research, of over 1,000 public sector workers, conducted by recruitment consultants Badenoch & Clark (part of Adecco).Of these, 13.4% respondents to the survey said t...


World - Employment Conference flags common challenges for global recruitment industry

20 May 2011

The annual World Employment Conference is taking place this week in Rotterdam. Initial discussions have flagged a number of major challenges for the global recruitment industry and covered specific priority areas for recruiters.  The Conference is the annual event of the International Confe...


UK - Tribal revenues up +5%, completes disposals

20 May 2011

Tribal Group Plc (TRB:LSE), the provider of technology products and services to the education, learning and training markets in the UK and internationally, yesterday provided the following update on trading, covering the period from 1 January 2011 to date:"During the period, we completed the...


World - Yes, I could do my boss’ job better, say 67%

20 May 2011

Do you ever look at your managers and employers and wonder how they ever got to that position? Or perhaps you are a boss that's paranoid your staff are out to get you? If so, you are not alone. A poll conducted by job board Monster shows that over two thirds of people around the world feel that t...


Europe - Employees frustrated with tolerance of unethical conduct

20 May 2011

More than a third of employees polled at large companies across Europe are prepared to offer cash, gifts or entertainment to win business and nearly half are not aware of an anti-bribery policy at their company. Employees in Greece (44%) and Russia (39%), for example, are most likely to pay cash...


Switzerland - Economic expectations drop in May

20 May 2011

In the wake of climbing into positive territory the previous month, the Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Switzerland published by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in co-operation with Credit Suisse (CS), fell back into the negative zone in May 2011. The indicator dropped by a no...


Belgium - Discrimination has to end, says EC

20 May 2011

Belgian law currently obliges candidates wishing to work in the local public sector in its Dutch, French and German speaking regions to obtain a specific language certificate issued in Belgium as proof of linguistic knowledge if they have not followed education in the language of the region. Foll...


Germany - Durian re-elected as iGZ President

20 May 2011

Ariane Durian has been re-elected as President of iGZ, the association of temporary employment agencies, by the overwhelming majority of this year's Annual General Meeting (AGM). Out of the 300 participants, only one voted against Durian.The AGM also re-elected the entire board of iGZ.iGZ has 2,1...