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UK - 69% of new management roles expected to be for ‘trouble-shooters’

9 January 2012

One-in-five senior managers expect that new management jobs created over the next year will focus on keeping companies out of financial distress, according to a survey by Interim Partners, the provider of interim managers to the private sector.

The survey of 900 senior managers and directors found that...

Spain - Adecco awarded Seal of Excellence

9 January 2012

Adecco Spain has been awarded the Seal of Excellence (Sello Excelente) by the Madrid Foundation (Fundación Madrid), the only staffing agency in the country to receive this award. 

The Seal was awarded for innovation, continuous improvement, worker satisfaction and the agency's active contribution...

Robert Walters cautious on 2012

6 January 2012

Group gross profit (net fee income or ‘NFI’) was up by +14% (12% in constant currency) from 40.6 million Pounds in Q4 2010 to 46.4 million Pounds in Q4 2011 announced Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE) in a trading update this morning.

The company cited international business as a major factor for the growth...

Italy – Temporary staffing under threat from unions

6 January 2012

The Labour Minister Elsa Fornero, faced with 46 different employment contracts in the Italian labour market, would like to do a “little weeding”, according to La Stampa

The Federation of Labour in Italy (CGIL), a union confederation, outlines in a study of the labour market that there are 46...

Germany – Unions hit back at Lufthansa

6 January 2012

After Lufthansa announced on Wednesday its move to hire 200 temporary workers to work as flight attendants in the country, two of Germany’s major unions have now put increasing pressure on the company to withdraw its decision. The German services union Verdi and the flight attendants' union UFO claim...

Ireland: One in five companies to increase staff wages

6 January 2012

Workers at one in five companies can look forward to pay rises this year, according to a Morgan McKinley Ireland Salary Survey, as reported in The Irish Independent.

A total of 21% of managers said they expected salaries to increase by between 1% and 5% in the coming months. But less than 1% expected...

Germany – Market trends in the recruitment sector in 2012

6 January 2012

What are the recruitment trends in Germany for 2012 and what is the labour market going to look like? Experts from  Monster have identified four main factors that are inevitably going to influence the job market this year.

Shortage of skilled workers to continue

A skills shortage is going to continue...

France – Founder of Adia dies

5 January 2012

Henri-Ferdinand Lavanchy, founder of Adia Interim, now part of Adecco, died at the beginning of the week aged 85 years according to the Swiss newspaper 24 heures

An independent accountant, Lavanchy got into the employment business in 1957 when, following an outbreak of Spanish flu, a client...

Italy – Government lifts labour market restrictions for Romanians and Bulgarians

5 January 2012

Restrictions imposed on Romanians and Bulgarians in Italy are lifted from January 1, 2012, according to the Romanian Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Protection (MMFPS) in a statement carried by the Romanian News Agency. The Italian government decided to apply transitional arrangements for Romanian...

Germany – Economists expect unemployment rate to increase again in 2012

5 January 2012

Despite the positive developments in the German labour market, which has just seen the lowest number of unemployed people in the country’s history, economic analysts believe that the national unemployment rate will rise again in 2012. 

Gustav Horn, director of the union-Institute for Macroeconomic...