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UK - 57% of graduates plan to leave their jobs within two years

18 July 2011

More than half of new graduate recruits (57%) plan to leave their current role within two years according to new research from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Ashridge Business School.40% said they hoped to find a new job within the year and 16% want to move into a new role...


UK - Shrinking 'middle labour market' traps workers in low-skilled jobs

15 July 2011

 A rapid decline in mid-wage jobs is forcing many people to compete for low-wage work, risking waning social mobility as workers often get stuck on low salaries, according to a report published by The Work Foundation. Mid-wage workers who were once employed in, for example, office administr...


Germany - Immigration of skilled workers desperately needed

15 July 2011

The current boom in the German economy highlights the fact that the shortage of skilled workers increasingly threatens Germany's position as a business location, Die Zeit newspaper reports.The President of the Federal Agency for Labour (BA), Frank-Jürgen Weise, told Die Zeit "over the next f...


World - Most workplace opinions are ignored

15 July 2011

A poll conducted by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that whilst many workers offer their opinion in the workplace, for the majority of the time they are not listened to. Only a quarter of respondents feel that their opinions matter at work. Others have their opinions rejected or just not t...


UK - More companies hire remote workers

15 July 2011

PeoplePerHour.com, the online business marketplace, has reported a +68% increase in the number of UK businesses hiring remote workers in the last 12 months.   The small business review, which quizzed more than 45,000 businesses in the UK, found that 71% of respondents cited flexibility and...


Germany - Impressive recovery presents reform opportunities

15 July 2011

The German economy is going from strength to strength. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expecting growth of +3% this year, after the economy expanded by +3.5% in 2010.  Following a precipitous decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at the height of the global financial crisis, Germ...


Ireland - 10,000 new financial services jobs by 2016

15 July 2011

Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Enda Kenny, has launched the 'Strategy for the International Financial Services Industry in Ireland 2011-2016', setting out a vision for the future development of the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), with the goal of creating 10,000 net new jobs over the...


Ireland - Sustained growth across key labour market sectors

15 July 2011

The Irish jobs market is experiencing sustained growth across key sectors with new job vacancies increasing steadily for the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest Jobs Index, published by IrishJobs.ie (part of saongroup.com). This continues the trend at the close of 2010 into the first...


Spain - High unemployment keeps economic migrants out

14 July 2011

Unemployment was up by +3.5% to 21.02% in June 2011 when compared with June 2010. Month-on-month, unemployment was down by -50,000, according to the latest Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international Financial Analysts (Afi)....


UK – Government launch new talent retention solution

14 July 2011

A new national web based system, Talent Retention Solution (TRS), will help match skilled employees facing redundancy to UK companies in growing sectors of advanced manufacturing and engineering who are recruiting, Minister for Business, Mark Prisk, has announced.The easy to use system comes as a...