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UK - Ashton and Fishtank merge with Pertemps

10 August 2011

Ashton Consulting (UK) Ltd and Fishtank Recruitment Solutions Ltd are the latest two companies to merge with staffing firm Pertemps Recruitment Partnership.The two Bristol-based businesses, which have a combined staff of 20 have both been privately owned and run by Owen & Ellie O'Neill since...


World - Demand for executive talent continues

10 August 2011

Second quarter data just released by the global Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) reveals a continued rise in senior executive recruitment activity worldwide following the industry's return to growth since early 2010. The number of new executive search mandates rose +8% year-on-y...


Spain - 63% of 16 to 19 year olds unemployed

10 August 2011

Unemployment was up by +4% or up by +188,000 individuals to 20.9% or 4.83 million individuals in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest Labour Market Monitor published today by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international Financial Analysts...


UK - A truly flexible workforce goes beyond permanent employees, says REC

10 August 2011

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has responded to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) 'Modern Workplaces' consultation, highlighting the importance of flexible work to the economy and the role that recruiters and the business community must play in building...


UK - New City jobs drop -11% in July as end of year job cuts come early

10 August 2011

Tough trading conditions for the banking sector are behind an 11% fall in the number of new City jobs in July according to Astbury Marsden, the financial services recruitment firm.+4,800 new City jobs were created in July 2011, down from +5,400 created in June 2011.Mark Cameron, Chief Operating O...


UK - Manufacturers' renewed plight highlighted by falling exports and output

10 August 2011

Latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed a further deterioration in the performance of the UK manufacturing sector, confirming the downbeat news from recent business surveys.Manufacturing output fell by -0.4% in June, leaving production +2.1% up on a year ago, while the tr...


UK - Greater freedom for colleges on subsidised training

10 August 2011

Skills Minister John Hayes has announced greater freedom for colleges to deliver fully subsidised training to help people on benefits enter employment.Under new rules that come into force for the 2011/12 academic year, only benefit claimants on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment and Support Allo...


Germany - Agency staff up +14.7% in May and +6.2% in June y-o-y

9 August 2011

The number of agency temporary employees rose by +2.9% to 844,000 in May 2011 and then climbed by a further +3.1% to 870,000 in June 2011, according to the latest research carried out by the German Economic Institute (IWU) on behalf of the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BAP, previo...


Netherlands - Staffing agency turnover up +6% y-o-y in July

9 August 2011

In weeks 25 to 28 of 2011, the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +6% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies equally grew by +6%, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Federation of P...


Ireland - Health service bans junior locum doctors

9 August 2011

Hospitals will be barred from appointing any junior doctor agency workers from next Monday, after senior Health Service Executive (HSE) officials privately conceded plans to cut the short-term staff cost are failing, the Irish Examiner newspaper reports.  Internal correspondence sent to all...