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UK - Business Secretary to announce job tribunal reforms

23 November 2011

Employers should be able to hold 'protected conversations' with staff about poor performance without them being used in future job tribunal claims, according to new government proposals, which also include a 'rapid resolution scheme' to allow most job disputes to be settled more quickly, the BBC reports....

Netherlands - Agency staff generally happy but want better training

23 November 2011

83% of agency temporary employees in The Netherlands are happy or at least satisfied with their jobs, according to new research commissioned by the Association of Medium-sized Temporary Employment Agencies (NBBU).

Agency temporary employees are most satisfied with their colleagues and least satisfied...

UK - Outsource UK acquires Omnium IT Recruitment

23 November 2011

Swindon-based IT recruitment firm Outsource UK has acquired Omnium IT Recruitment, giving it a joint 35 million Pounds turnover, with 400 contractors working for clients throughout the UK and Europe and 45 members of staff.

Omnium, based in Staffordshire, was set up in 1999 by Melanie Bose and Rosanne...

Europe - Transitions and work mobility are key in modern labour markets

23 November 2011

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) addressed the European Employment Forum on the emerging trends, which are changing the classic employment relationship. Denis Pennel, Managing Director of Eurociett, noted that today's volatile and fast-changing global economy is having...

UK - Lack of career support leads to negative perceptions

23 November 2011

Effective career management has a significant role to play in building organisation capability but most organisations delegate the responsibility for career support to line managers, few of whom have the skills to deliver it effectively.

This is a key finding in a new report from the Chartered...

Germany - Second most sought-after destination in Europe for top talent

22 November 2011

12% of highly qualified professionals and managers in Europe left their countries of origin between March 2010 and March 2011 in order to pursue their careers in another country. Almost one fifth (18%) chose Germany, according to a new report published by research firm OMIS on behalf of Experteer, the...

World - Recession makes professionals appreciate their jobs

22 November 2011

63% of professionals globally say they are 'happy' or 'very happy' with their current job, according to research carried out among 12,000 professionals worldwide by social network LinkedIn.
Professionals in the Netherlands are ranked as being the happiest. 80% of professionals said they were 'happy'...

Netherlands - Coffeng leaves USG due to 'difference of opinion'

22 November 2011

Dutch staffing firm USG People announces that Hans Coffeng is leaving the company. As Chief Operating Officer (COO) on the Executive Board of USG People N.V., Coffeng was responsible for activities in the Netherlands and Germany.
The parties have decided to go their separate ways due to a difference...

UK - City vacancies down -18% but base pay up +12%

22 November 2011

The number of new City job vacancies has dropped by -18% over the last month, according to Astbury Marsden, the financial services recruitment firm.

Approximately 3,160 City jobs were created in October 2011, down from 3,840 in September 2011.

Mark Cameron, Chief Operating Officer at Astbury Marsden,...

UK - Scotland is most affordable place to live for marketing managers

22 November 2011

London's marketing managers are the least well paid in the country, receiving salaries -13.5% lower than the national average for their positions.

Marketing recruiter EMR (part of FiveTen Group) polled over 2,700 marketing professionals and found that marketing managers in London currently earn an average...