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UK - Braced for a slow, painful employment contraction

14 November 2011

UK employers are scaling back on all employment-related operations, with fewer organisations planning to offshore jobs abroad and recruit overseas workers against a backdrop of less recruitment and fewer redundancies. This is the key finding from the latest autumn Labour Market Outlook report published...

Denmark - Jobindex's revenues up +24% in Q3 2011

14 November 2011

Revenues were up by +24% from 2.6 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 3.2 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Jobindex A/S (JOBNDX:CPH), the Denmark-based internet job board.

Profit before tax rose by +22% from 1.1 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 1.3 million Euro in Q3 2011.

During the first three quarters of the year, revenues...

World - Talent mobility strategy to combat skills gap

14 November 2011

One in four employers worldwide seeks solutions to skills shortages by looking to foreign talent in particular job categories. Engineers and workers in skilled manual trades are in high demand and these roles are most often filled by foreign talent, according to an insight paper entitled 'Borderless...

UK - Top managers warn against hoarding cash and ignoring growth

14 November 2011

Businesses should resist the current temptation to hoard cash and ignore growth opportunities, say senior directors and managers polled by Interim Partners, the provider of interim managers to the private sector.
The survey of 900 interim executives found that the top priority for UK PLCs should...

France - Agency temporary jobs up +4.2% in September

11 November 2011

The seasonally adjusted number of agency temporary employees was up by +2.1% or up by +13,500 year-on-year to 646,200 in September 2011 when compared with September 2010, according to the latest data published by the government's official job centres (Pôle Emploi).

Month-on-month, the number of agency...

Italy - Eurociett urges government to remove restrictions to agency work

11 November 2011

On 9 November 2011, ASSOLAVORO, the Italian member of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), held its annual conference in Rome on the role of private employment agencies in the changing labour market.

Eurociett President, Annemarie Muntz, addressed an audience of over...

Europe - Labour markets expected to stagnate in 2012

11 November 2011

European Union (EU) growth will remain at a near standstill during 2012 and return to slow growth in 2013. Unemployment is forecast to remain at the current high levels. All main indicators point to a stalled recovery with considerable downside risks, according to the Autumn Economic Forecast published...

Switzerland - Vote to establish highest minimum wage in the world

11 November 2011

The Swiss Federation of Trade Unions (SGB) claims that it has secured sufficient signatures under the Swiss constitution to require the holding of a referendum on the establishment of a national minimum wage, the Federation of European Employers (Fedee) reports.

The proposal for a monthly wage of 4,000...

Europe - 8.5 million part-time workers would like to work more hours

11 November 2011

In the EU27, there were 41.3 million persons working part-time in 2010, three quarters of whom were women. Among those employed part-time, 8.5 million, or 21%, wished to work more hours, were available to do so and can therefore be considered to be underemployed. The share of part-time workers who are...

UK - Cost of ineffective management tops 19 billion Pounds

11 November 2011

Ineffective management could be costing UK businesses over 19 billion Pounds per year in lost working hours, according to a new survey published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
The study of 2,000 employees across the UK reveals that 75% of workers waste almost two hours out of their...