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Ireland - New skills report published

4 August 2011

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has published its annual report on the supply of skills to the Irish labour market. The report, 'Monitoring Ireland's Skills Supply: Trends in Education and Training Outputs', examines the numbers of students entering and leaving the education/train...


UK - Staff appointments increased at subdued pace in July 2011

3 August 2011

Recruitment consultants reported further increases in the number of people placed into both permanent and temporary job roles during July 2011. Rates of growth quickened slightly from June's lows but remained below long-run trends, according to the latest Report on Jobs published today by the Rec...


UK - DfE publishes AWR guidance for supply teachers

3 August 2011

The Department for Education (DfE) has released Agency Workers Regulation (AWR) guidance on supply teachers. The guidance addresses issues surrounding the hirer, supply teacher pay scales and holiday pay.   John Dunn, Chair of Education at the Recruitment & Employment Confedera...


Germany - Job satisfaction levels down over time

3 August 2011

Despite high employment levels due to the current economic boom in Germany, job satisfaction among workers has continued to fall since 1984, according to new research by Duisburg-Essen University.When asked the question "how satisfied are you with your job on a scale from zero (totally dissa...


UK - Most employees received no pay rise in last six months

3 August 2011

Employees are still feeling the pressure as pay levels fall below the current cost of living, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) summer 2011 Employee Outlook: focus on pay, based on a representative sample of more than 2,000 people in employment in the UK.&...


UK - Insolvency and restructuring bonuses reach 11,000 Pounds

3 August 2011

Insolvency and restructuring (I&R) professionals are set to receive average bonuses of 11,000 Pounds as UK companies struggle to stay solvent, according to research carried out by financial recruitment firm Marks Sattin (part of FiveTen Group).Bonuses for I&R professionals are set to rise...


Netherlands - Fewer compulsory redundancies in 2010

3 August 2011

In 2010, 105,000 people in the Netherlands were made redundant. The number of compulsory redundancies was higher in 2009, at 122,000. The -14% decrease was accounted for by the economic recovery, according to the latest data published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). In 2009, the number of compul...


Greece - Reforms key to success, says OECD

3 August 2011

Greece's ambitious programme to tackle its economic crisis can succeed in rebuilding growth, jobs and living standards if the reforms are fully implemented, according to a new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría...


France - Is the job centres’ partnership with staffing agencies a success?

2 August 2011

Two years after the government decided to subcontract the task of finding jobs for 320,000 job seekers to private staffing agencies, it remains unclear whether the collaboration between private staffing agencies and the government's job centres (Pȏle Emploi) is actually a success and if so, to wh...


UK - Morson in line with board's expectations

2 August 2011

Morson Group Plc (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions, supplying over 10,000 skilled personnel to the aerospace and defence, nuclear and power, rail and other technical industries today issues the following trading statement:"Despite the con...