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Romania - Don't follow in my footsteps, say parents

7 December 2011

The majority of Romanians (66%) do not encourage their children to opt for a job similar to their own, 30% said they would probably encourage their children to follow in their professional footsteps and only 4% said that they would definitely encourage them. 28% said that their children should decide...

Western Europe Annual Review & Predictions for 2012

7 December 2011

Join us on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 at 3pm GMT Time (4pm CET/10am EST/7am PST) for a comprehensive review of the European staffing markets in 2011. A year of shifting market trends, significant strategic acquisitions, dramatic legislative changes, and financial scandals.

We will also be looking ahead...

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6 December 2011

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France - Minister considers permanent contracts for agency staff

6 December 2011

The Minister for Employment, Xavier Bertrand, has suggested that France might introduce German-style permanent contracts for agency temporary employees, specialist publication Actuel-RH reports.

Under the current French system, staffing agencies act as agents between the temporary employee and the employer....

Italy - 2011 agency employment up +22.6% y-o-y during first ten months

6 December 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +14% in October 2011 compared with October 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).

Month-on-month, the...

UK - Empresaria acquires further stake in South East Asian subsidiary

6 December 2011

Empresaria Group Plc (EMR:LSE), the international staffing and management services group, has announced the acquisition of a further 35% shareholding in PT Monroe Consulting Group (MCI), a subsidiary of the company based in Indonesia. Following the acquisition, Empresaria is the beneficial owner of 90%...

Germany - Economists welcome ‘come to work in Germany’ initiative

6 December 2011

Leading economists have welcomed the initiative of Business Minister, Philipp Rösler (Liberal Democrat), to invite qualified workers from troubled Southern European economies, such as Portugal and Spain, to live and work in Germany.

Klaus Zimmermann, Director at the Institute for the Future of the Labour...

UK – CBI Survey of the London Market

6 December 2011

Only 13% of London businesses feel more optimistic about prospects for the economy over the next six months, compared with 43% in June, and optimism about their own business prospects has fallen from 51% to 31% over the same period, according to the latest London Business Survey published by the Confederation...

UK - and a Merry Christmas to you, too

6 December 2011

Millions of businesses are ditching the traditional Christmas party in a bid to cut costs, according to new research among 2,532 business managers, commissioned by table7.com, the online booking service provider. 40% are planning to do away with the celebration altogether.
Lack of budget, the...

UK - Michael Page's gross profit growth slows

5 December 2011

Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE), the specialist recruitment consultancy, has today issued a trading update for October and November 2011, which are part of the group's fourth quarter of the financial year. MPI says in a statement:

"On 10 October 2011, in our third quarter Interim Management...