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UK – Employment tribunal system is failing, says CBI

15 April 2011

The employment tribunal system is meant to offer claimants and companies informal, quick and cost-effective judgements, but instead the system is slow, legalistic and antagonistic, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).In its submission to the Government's Resolving Workplace D...


France – Agency employment up by +18.1%

14 April 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +18.1% or by +101,800 individuals to 665,200 in February 2011 compared with February 2010 according to the latest statistics published by the government's job centres (Pôle Emploi).Compared with January 2011, agency temporary employment was up by +2.3% or up...


Netherlands – Rogue staffing agencies fined 24 million Euro

14 April 2011

The Dutch tax authorities have imposed 24 million Euro in fines and back-dated social security premiums on rogue staffing agencies in 2010, the Ministry of Finance reports.The agencies were mainly fined for not declaring all their income, thereby underpaying taxes and premiums, the Ministry said....


Germany – Limiting temporary employment damages the economy, say employers

14 April 2011

The President of the Association of Employers in the Metal Industry (Gesamtmetall), Martin Kannegiesser, has appealed to Federal State governments not to follow the example of the Business Minister for Thuringia, Matthias Machnig (Social Democrat), who has reduced and cut investment subsidies for...


Germany – Employee of the future requires made-to-measure approach

14 April 2011

The employee of the future wants more flexible working conditions, more independence and autonomy, is less interested in status symbols and, above all, relies on social networks for business contacts, according to new research commissioned by staffing agency DIS AG (part of Adecco).The research a...


France – Foreign languages still a barrier to mobility

14 April 2011

Only 3% of French managers consider working abroad, according to new research by job board Experteer.fr.Of those managers who would consider working abroad, the vast majority would only consider French-speaking countries: 30% would work in Switzerland, 18% would consider Belgium and 9% would move...


UK – Financial Services job offers up +16%

14 April 2011

The number of confirmed job offers within Financial Services increased by +16% in March 2011, according to new research commissioned by city pre‐employment firm Powerchex (part of HireRight).The biggest gains were found in Investment Banking, with +82% more job offers made last month compared wit...


UK – Jobs outlook remains uncertain, says CIPD

14 April 2011

      Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), has commented on official labour market statistics published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).   He said "it's clearly good news...


France – Groupe Crit's revenues up +16.3%

13 April 2011

Revenues were up by +16.3% from 1.13 billion Euro in 2009 to 1.31 billion Euro in 2010 at Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing, airport assistance and industrial maintenance group.Annual results for the year ended 31 December 2010 published last night reveal that operating income was up...


UK – Acorn Group acquires Draig Personnel

13 April 2011

UK multi-regional recruitment and training company Acorn Group, which is majority-owned by Synergie (SDG:PAR) of France, has acquired Welsh independently-owned staffing agency Draig Personnel.   Founded by husband and wife team Ross and Claire Porter at the end of 1999, Draig Personnel sta...