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UK — Rumours of Hays take-over by Adecco...again

9 September 2010

Recruitment firm Hays (HAS:LSE) has become the latest take-over favourite after talk of a 2.1 billion Pounds or 150 Pence per share cash offer from Adecco, the world's largest staffing group, the Daily Mail reports.According to The Daily Mail, Adecco has retained its ambition for UK expansion aft...


UK — Cleantech industry to create 13,000 jobs in 2010

9 September 2010

13,000 jobs will be created in the UK cleantech sector in 2011 thanks to investment from venture capital funds and private equity houses, according to Kinsey Allen International, the global executive search firm. Kinsey Allen International forecasts investment in the UK cleantech sector will ris...


France — Jobs advertised on websites up by +30%

9 September 2010

The latest Employment Barometer published by generalist job site Keljob (owned by Adenclassifieds) reveals that the number of job offers advertised on 80 different job boards across France was up by +30% at the beginning of September 2010 compared to the same period last year. This compares to a...


Germany — Manpower generally in favour of temporary labour market reforms

9 September 2010

Manpower Germany Managing Director, Vera Calasan, is generally in favour of the labour market reforms proposed by Employment Minister Ursula von der Leyen (Conservative) but warns against over-regulation of the temporary employment sector. Calasan told German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine "German...


UK — Contractors could be hard hit by HMRC tax arrears

9 September 2010

Six million people paid incorrect tax in the two tax years to March 2009, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced and the 1.45 million Pounds who HMRC say underpaid will be asked to pay a total of 2 billion Pounds in arrears. According to British daily newspaper The Independent, people who a...


UK — Empresaria sees revenue and net fee income grow at double digit rates

9 September 2010

Revenues were up by +20% from 89.9 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 108.2 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Empresaria Group Plc. (EMR:LSE), the international recruitment and management services group. The Company now operates from over 100 branches in 17 countries with 66% of Net fee income derived from...


Netherlands — Employers prefer native Dutch workers

9 September 2010

Employers are more likely to choose a native Dutch worker over someone with a minority background because they believe they are the safer choice and less likely to cause problems, specialist publication Dutch News reports. The government's Socio-cultural Planning Office (SCP) says in its new 'Di...


France — Temporary employment up by +23.1% y-o-y in Q2 2010

9 September 2010

Temporary employment was up by +5.3% or by +27,600 individuals in Q2 2010 compared to the previous quarter. The latest labour market data published today by the Institute for National Statistics (Insee) shows that, year-on-year, temporary employment was up by +23.1% or up by +103,000 individuals...


UK — Recruitment within local authorities remains high

8 September 2010

The latest Professional Talent Spotlight for August 2010 published by recruitment consultancy Badenoch & Clark reveals that there is increasing demand for procurement professionals within IT consultancies. Category procurement specialists are sought after, as companies apply pressure to their su...


UK — Temporary/contract billings eased in August due to public sector cutbacks and economic uncertainty

8 September 2010

The latest monthly Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services group KPMG reveals that the number of people placed in new jobs by recruitment consultancies continued to increase in August, but growth slowed further from March's pe...