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UK - Kellan reduces losses

28 September 2011

Revenues were down by -7.3% from 14.3 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 13.2 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Kellan Group Plc (KLN:LSE), the IT, accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group.

Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that net fee income (NFI)...

UK - Assist Recruitment merges with HC Recruitment

28 September 2011

Liverpool-based commercial and industrial staffing firm Assist Recruitment has completed its merger with HC Recruitment. Both businesses will trade under the Assist Recruitment brand.
Both Assist and HC provide temporary staff to blue and white collar sectors and work with brand names such as...

UK - Royal Mail sets up its own staffing agency

28 September 2011

Royal Mail, the British Post Office, has sparked outrage by setting up its own recruitment agency, called Angard Staffing, to fill thousands of temporary jobs, The Daily Mirror newspaper reports.
Unions fear the move is a "devious ploy" to save money and get around new rights for agency...

Europe - Eurociett welcomes Partnership between Employment Services

28 September 2011

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) welcomes the 'Partnership between Employment Services initiative' (PARES) launched today by DG Employment of the European Commission and encourages public employment services around Europe to start a dialogue with the private employment...

Switzerland - Agency employment up +18.1% y-o-y

28 September 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +8.3% in August 2011 when compared with August 2010 according to the latest Swisstemptrend published by the Swiss Union for Employment Services (Swissstaffing).

Due to the strong growth of agency temporary employment during the first six months of 2011, Swissstaffing...

UK - Worker frustration grows with slow recovery

28 September 2011

UK employees appear to be running out of patience with their organisations as they face up to Britain's fourth year of economic downturn, according to a report from Randstad, the world's second largest recruitment company.

Randstad's annual World of Work research of over 200 organisations and 1,400 employees...

Greece - ILO checks out labour standards

28 September 2011

A High Level Mission from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to Greece has finished its full week of extensive meetings with all relevant actors of the country's labour market.

The mandate of the mission arose from complaints concerning the application of international conventions ratified by...

Switzerland - Labour market hardly affected by weaker economy

28 September 2011

For 2012, the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF), expects the Swiss economy to slow down. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will climb by +1.5%, following a +2.3 % increase in the current year. The dampers on growth are the weak US economy, the debt crisis in Europe and the persisting strength of the Swiss franc....

UK - Highams proposes acquisition of Nakama

27 September 2011

Highams Systems Services Group Plc (HSS:LSE), the recruitment consultancy and niche provider of technology, business and professional services to the insurance and financial services sectors, has announced the proposed acquisition of Nakama Limited, a technology recruitment business operating from offices...

Germany - Minister continues his crusade against agency employment

27 September 2011

The Business Minister of the Federal State of Thuringia (Thüringen), Mathias Machnig (Social Democrat), has announced his intention to exclude companies, which employ agency temporary employees, from the labour cost subsidies system of the European Social Fund (ESF).

The move follows the Minister's earlier...