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Finland - Private sector labour costs up +2.3%

8 June 2011

Private sector labour costs, excluding one-off items, such as performance-based bonuses, increased by +2.3% in Q1 2011 when compared with the respective period of the year before, according to the latest data published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus).In the corresponding period the in...


UK - AGM with no accounts at HCL

7 June 2011

Healthcare Locums plc (HLO:LSE), has sent out the notice of its annual general meeting on 29 June 2011 together with a covering letter to shareholders. Chairman Peter Sullivan wrote:“As you are no doubt aware, on 25 January 2011, the Board announced the discovery of serious accounting irregularit...


France - CCLD acquires Frégates

7 June 2011

Lyon-based staffing agency CCLD Recrutement has acquired 100% of the shares of Frégates, the HR recruitment software and services specialist with offices in Paris and Lyon for an undisclosed amount.CCLD was founded in 1991 and specialises in the provision of Sales, Marketing and Distribution pers...


Finland - Agency employment most common among the young

7 June 2011

The average number of employed individuals in 2010 was 2,120,000, which is almost unchanged compared with 2009, according to the new Labour Force Survey 2010, published today, by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus).1,789,000 of all employees were on permanent employment contracts while 329,000 (16...


UK - Employee engagement key to avoiding mass strike action, says CIPD

7 June 2011

With reference to Business Secretary Vince Cable's speech at the GMB union's conference yesterday, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) urges government to build public sector leadership and management skills and improve communication and consultation to help stave off the...


Russia - Falling behind other BRIC economies

7 June 2011

The Russian Federation has been falling behind other large emerging BRIC economies, China, India and Brazil as productivity has been stagnating. However, the country has the potential to grow at similar levels to the other BRICs, provided it takes policy action to raise competitiveness, according...


Greece - Pensions for the dead highlight Greek tragedy

7 June 2011

New data cross-checks ordered by the Greek government have revealed that almost 4,500 deceased civil servants have continued to receive their pensions burdening the tax payer with more than 16 million Euro, according to Labour Minister Louka Katseli.The government has promised a crackdown on soci...


UK - Small firms would take on more staff if NICs were reduced

7 June 2011

Small firms would employ new staff if the government reduced National Insurance Contributions (NICs), new figures from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) confirm.Small businesses continue to be stifled by challenges that affected them during the recession, including late payments from other...


Belgium/France - Adecco receives fine for racism

6 June 2011

According to Belgian Newspaper, De Standaard, the Court of First Instance of Brussels has sentenced staffing agency Adecco Belgium to pay 25,000 Euro to SOS Racisme and a symbolic fine of one Euro to the socialist union, ABVV, for racist practices in employment.The case goes back as far as 2001 w...


Italy - Agency employment up +25.1%

6 June 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +25.1% in April 2011 compared with April 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).Month-on-month,...