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Germany - Six web clicks guide through non-EU immigration jungle

13 September 2011

The German agency for labour (BA) has reacted to criticism from employers that qualified labourers from non-European Union (EU) face a bureaucratic marathon if they try to understand if, how and under what conditions they can immigrate into Germany and work in the country.BA yesterday launched a...


UK - International growth compensates for subdued UK at Networkers

12 September 2011

Revenues were up by +20.7% from 72 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 86.9 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Networkers International Plc (NWKI:LSE), the IT and telecoms staffing specialist.In terms of net fee income (gross profit), the group has achieved growth of +12.7% to 13.6 million Pounds (2010: 12.1...


Europe - Growing doubts over labour market recovery

12 September 2011

Divergence continues to prevail between the labour markets of the different member states of the European Union (EU). Despite a recent slowdown in unemployment, the number of Europeans looking for work is rising again, albeit moderately, according to the latest Monthly Labour Market Fact Sheet pu...


UK - Cutting -400,000 jobs would not harm public sector delivery, says report

12 September 2011

The government is right to reduce the number of jobs in the public sector and should remain steadfast despite increasing pressure from the trade unions and some in the Labour party, the influential think-tank Reform has argued in a report.  The report entitled 'Reformers and Wreckers' p...


UK - Working 9 to 5 no longer the norm for public sector

12 September 2011

  As morale in the public sector dips, a quarter of workers (25.1%) employed by the state claim they have been forced to work longer hours since the recession.  The finding comes from the latest poll of 1,001 UK public sector workers by international recruitment consultants Badenoch &a...


UK - City job vacancies drop -20% year-on-year

12 September 2011

Continued market uncertainty and disappointing quarterly bank revenue results have contributed to a -20% annual drop in the number of new City jobs says Astbury Marsden, the financial services recruitment firm.4,030 City jobs were created in August 2011, a -20% drop on the 5,030 created in August...


Finland - Pay up +5.8% y-o-y in Q2 2011

12 September 2011

The wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was +5.8% greater in the past May to July period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In July alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by +5.2% year-on-year. In the May to July period one year ago, the wages and...


Netherlands - Few companies meet female board quota

12 September 2011

There are still far fewer women in the top echelons of Dutch industry than 30%, which is soon to become the government's official target, according to the latest Dutch Female Board Index compiled by Erasmus University's supervision and compliance institute.The report shows most big firms have no...


Portugal - GDP falls by -0.9% q-o-q in Q2 2011

12 September 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by -0.9% in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest data published by the National Institute for Statistics (INE).Whilst exports increased by +8.4% in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, domestic demand fell by -5.2% during the same period.Imp...


Recent research from Staffing Industry Analysts

12 September 2011

As you may know, Staffing Industry Analysts produce a wealth of research in addition to the Daily News. Recent products include our estimate of the market size and list of the largest staffing firms in Poland available for members plus detailed advice from Kevin Barrow of Osborne Clarke concernin...