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UK - HCL’s refinancing narrowly approved, resumes trading

13 September 2011

Shares in Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the beleaguered specialist health and social care staffing firm, have resumed trading today after shareholders narrowly voted to approve a 61 million Pounds capital raising at a tense extraordinary meeting yesterday.Shares were suspended in January after...


World - German hiring optimism does not extend to the rest of Europe

13 September 2011

Labour market trends in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region follow the same mixed results seen throughout 2011, with positive hiring activity expected in 18 of 23 countries surveyed. Outlooks soften from three months ago in 13 countries but improve in 11 compared to one year ago, acc...


UK – Allen & Overy claim AWR threatens 500,000 temporary jobs

13 September 2011

Up to 500,000 temporary employment contracts could be threatened by the new agency worker rules (AWR) coming into force next month. 33% of medium to large UK businesses may be planning to avoid increased costs by terminating agency worker contracts before the 12-week qualifying period for equal p...


Belgium - Best-poised to attract non-EU 'brains'

13 September 2011

Compared to other European Union (EU) countries, Belgium scores highest when it comes to speeding up legal processes to attract highly-skilled workers, according to new research by professional services firm Deloitte. In recent months, EU governments have agreed a series of measures to strengthen...


Germany - Six web clicks guide through non-EU immigration jungle

13 September 2011

The German agency for labour (BA) has reacted to criticism from employers that qualified labourers from non-European Union (EU) face a bureaucratic marathon if they try to understand if, how and under what conditions they can immigrate into Germany and work in the country.BA yesterday launched a...


UK - International growth compensates for subdued UK at Networkers

12 September 2011

Revenues were up by +20.7% from 72 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 86.9 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Networkers International Plc (NWKI:LSE), the IT and telecoms staffing specialist.In terms of net fee income (gross profit), the group has achieved growth of +12.7% to 13.6 million Pounds (2010: 12.1...


Europe - Growing doubts over labour market recovery

12 September 2011

Divergence continues to prevail between the labour markets of the different member states of the European Union (EU). Despite a recent slowdown in unemployment, the number of Europeans looking for work is rising again, albeit moderately, according to the latest Monthly Labour Market Fact Sheet pu...


UK - Cutting -400,000 jobs would not harm public sector delivery, says report

12 September 2011

The government is right to reduce the number of jobs in the public sector and should remain steadfast despite increasing pressure from the trade unions and some in the Labour party, the influential think-tank Reform has argued in a report.  The report entitled 'Reformers and Wreckers' p...


UK - Working 9 to 5 no longer the norm for public sector

12 September 2011

  As morale in the public sector dips, a quarter of workers (25.1%) employed by the state claim they have been forced to work longer hours since the recession.  The finding comes from the latest poll of 1,001 UK public sector workers by international recruitment consultants Badenoch &a...


UK - City job vacancies drop -20% year-on-year

12 September 2011

Continued market uncertainty and disappointing quarterly bank revenue results have contributed to a -20% annual drop in the number of new City jobs says Astbury Marsden, the financial services recruitment firm.4,030 City jobs were created in August 2011, a -20% drop on the 5,030 created in August...