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Europe — Online job opportunities reach 17 month high in July 2010

10 August 2010

The latest Monster Employment Index Europe published today by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that online job opportunities reached a 17 month high, suggesting ongoing improvement across Europe. In addition, the annual growth rate accelerated once again in July, with online worker demand n...


Germany — One out of three job offers is in temporary employment

10 August 2010

A new report published by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) summarises the latest developments in temporary employment in Germany. The main findings of the report entitled Temporary Employment in Germany - Latest Developments (Zeitarbeit in Deutschland - Aktuelle Entwicklungen) are: In De...


UK — Contraction of Northern Ireland private sector economy gathered pace in July

10 August 2010

The latest Purchasing Managers Index for Northern Ireland (PMI) published by Ulster Bank indicates another substantial deterioration in private sector business conditions in July 2010. Total activity has fallen in each month since December 2009, and the rate of contraction accelerated further in...


Germany — Head of USG People Germany speaks out

9 August 2010

Marcus Schulz, Managing Director of staffing agency USG People Germany, has criticised the inflexible approach of the German temporary employment lobby on the issue of equal pay for equal work for temporary employees. Schulz told German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche "equal pay for temporary e...


UK — NI Minister praises and warns private recruitment sector

9 August 2010

The Department for Employment and Learning's Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 became law on 3 August 2010 and contains new enforcement powers to provide the Department with greater powers to deal with employment agencies that break the law, eGov Monitor reports. The new powers include enab...


Denmark — International online trade costs Danish jobs

9 August 2010

New analysis by the Danish Chambers of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv) reveals that Danes are forecast to buy 10 billion Kroners' (1.3 billion Euro) worth of goods via the internet from other countries this year. Mette Feif, Chief Consultant at the Danish Chambers of Commerce, said "it is extremely wor...


UK — Labour demand in private sector continues to off-set fall in public sector, but not for long

9 August 2010

The latest quarterly CIPD/KPMG Labour Market Outlook survey indicates that the employment recovery has stalled, but that the disparity between the public and private sector remains significant. But worse is to come as redundancy intentions have picked up among the 600 employers surveyed, represen...


UK — New government drive to boost women in the boardroom

9 August 2010

Business Minister Edward Davey and Lynne Featherstone, Minister for Equalities, have announced that Lord Davies of Abersoch will develop a business strategy to increase the number of women on the boards of listed companies in the UK. Research from Cranfield University has highlighted a lack of f...


Switzerland — Temporary employment up by +23.7% y-o-y in July 2010

9 August 2010

Temporary employment was up for the third consecutive month in July 2010. The latest Swisstemptrend published by the Swiss Union for Employment Services (Swissstaffing), show that temporary employment has grown by +23.7% in July 2010 when compared to July 2009. This takes temporary employment...


UK — Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann steps up European expansion plans

9 August 2010

Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann, the world's largest listed head-hunter, has poached key members of the financial services team from rival Heidrick & Struggles, in the latest sign of a recovery in the banking recruitment market, the Financial Times reports. Korn/Ferry International, which acquired the...