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UK - APSCo elects Rookes as new Chairman

18 May 2011

The new Executive Committee of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has elected Stephen Rookes, Group Commercial & Legal Director of NES Group, as its new Chairman. Uzair Bawany, Group Managing Director of Contact Recruitment has been re-elected as Deputy Chairman.Stephe...


UK - Fusion People acquire Redwood

17 May 2011

Privately owned recruitment group Fusion People has acquired London-based Redwood Professionals, the specialist recruitment services organisation providing temporary and permanent staff via individually branded agencies across a number of sectors including Steel, Publishing and Engineering.Paul M...


Germany - The war for talent is on

17 May 2011

The number of agency temporary employees fell by -1.5% to 860,000 in March 2011 when compared with February 2011 despite increased demand in the marketplace, according to the latest Temporary Employment Index published by the Institute of the German Economy (IW) on behalf of the Association of Te...


Netherlands – Agency employment up +8%

17 May 2011

In weeks 13 to 16 of 2011, the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +8% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies grew equally by +8%, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Association of...


Germany - Temporary employment still suffers image problems

17 May 2011

97.6% of German employees say that performance related pay is their most important criterion when choosing an employer followed by ‘an interesting job’ with 91.4%. Professional training ranks in third place with 85.9% followed by a company pension with 85%. A company canteen and a company nursery...


UK - Radical reforms for parental leave and flexible working

17 May 2011

The government has launched a consultation on plans to introduce a new system of flexible parental leave from 2015 as part of its plans to create a modern workplace for the modern economy. The government believes that current regulations are too rigid, reflect outdated notions of parenting and fa...


Sweden - Employment up +2.8% driven by private sector

17 May 2011

During the first quarter of 2011 the number of employed persons amounted to 4,047,100, an increase of +2.8%. The number of employed persons increased by +3.9% in the private sector and by +0.3% in the public sector, according to the latest data published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB).Gross pay...


Portugal - Labour cost rises by +0.9%

17 May 2011

In the first quarter of 2011, the working day adjusted Labour Cost Index (LCI), excluding Public Administration, increased by +0.9% compared with the same period of the previous year (it was -0.1 % in the first quarter of 2010), according the latest data published by the National Institute of Sta...


World - Economic crisis encourages discrimination

17 May 2011

In the new Global Report on Equality at Work 2011, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) notes that in spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as mi...


UK - Financial services jobs market continues to hold up

17 May 2011

  Job opportunities in the financial services sector remained at exactly the same level as March 2011, both months showed 6,426 job opportunities new to the market, according to the April 2011 London Employment Monitor published by recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (part of Premier Gr...