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Poland – Temporary employment up +14% in 2010

19 April 2011

The number of temporary employees was up by +14% from 379,103 in 2009 to 433,102 in 2010 according to the latest statistics published by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.The number of hirers using temporary employment agencies was up by +138 to 10,964 year-on-year in 2010. However, the nu...


UK – Day Webster acquires Care Providers and seeks further acquisitions

19 April 2011

Privately owned Day Webster Healthcare Group, the staffing agency specialising in agency nursing staff, has announced the acquisition of Care Providers (AD) Ltd, a nursing agency servicing both the NHS and private hospitals.Care Providers is accredited with both the Buying Solutions Nursing Frame...


Sweden – Job centres are failing the labour market

19 April 2011

58% of Swedish companies, which have tried to recruit over the last six months, have not bothered to contact the government's job centres (Arbetsförmedlingen), and either enlisted the services of a staffing agency or chose to go it alone, according to new research by the Confederation of Swedish...


UK – Confusion over leave on Royal Wedding day

19 April 2011

One in four office workers have still not been told if they will be given the day off for the royal wedding even though the government has said it will be a bank holiday, according to a new report by recruitment firm Badenoch & Clark.A survey of 1,000 employees showed that many believed the u...


Germany – Protective law for temporary employees finally ratified

18 April 2011

The Upper House of Parliament (Bundesrat) has ratified a new law, which prevents employers from sacking their employees only to re-employ them again as agency temporary employees at less pay and worse conditions.The new law is aimed at tackling the so-called 'revolving door effect', which was mad...


Netherlands – Government crackdown on rogue staffing agencies

18 April 2011

The Cabinet has agreed a proposal by the Minister for Social Affairs, Henk Kemp, to fine staffing agencies which fail to register as staffing agencies with the Commercial Register (Handelsregister).Under existing Dutch law, all companies are obliged to register with the Chamber of Commerce. Under...


Netherlands – Government crackdown on unemployed migrants

18 April 2011

European nationals who do not have a job or who cannot financially support themselves will have to leave the Netherlands within three months, if new rules the government is planning to introduce come into force, Dutch News reports."The direct cause [of the new measures] is the increase in mi...


UK – Servoca results in line with expectations

18 April 2011

Servoca Plc (SVCA:LSE), the specialist outsourcing and recruitment solutions provider, has today published a trading update. The company says in a statement:"The board is pleased to report that results for the first six months will be in line with management expectations and positions the gr...


UK – FCSA calls on staffing agencies to review their compliance

18 April 2011

The Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is calling for staffing agencies to review their compliance practices after reports that a staffing agency and its director are facing a 10 million Pounds Transfer of Debt notice from HM Revenue & Customes under Managed Service Company...


UK – Recruiting is too costly, says BCC

18 April 2011

Recruiting new employees takes too long and is too costly according to a new survey conducted in February 2011, covering more than 500 small and medium-sized businesses across the United Kingdom and representing all sectors. Over 80% of the companies that responded employ fewer than 100 staff an...