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Netherlands - Staffing agency turnover up +4% y-o-y in September

4 October 2011

In weeks 33 to 36 of 2011, the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +3% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies grew by +4%, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Federation of Private Employment...

UK - Allied Healthcare completes the transfer of Sue Ryder

4 October 2011

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK and Ireland, has announced it has now completed the transfer of the newly acquired Sue Ryder homecare business.

As previously reported, Allied...

UK - Kroll and Powerchex unite under HireRight brand

4 October 2011

HireRight, the employment screening solutions firm, has announced that Powerchex Ltd and Kroll Background Worldwide Ltd have united under the HireRight brand name.

Powerchex Ltd (which has changed its name to HireRight Powerchex Ltd.) and Kroll Background Worldwide Ltd (which has changed its name to HireRight...

UK - Employer job demand up +16% y-o-y

4 October 2011

Job opportunities across the country slipped back in September, down one index point (1%) compared to August. However, year-on-year employer demand is up +16%, to give a Job Index reading of 121, according to recruitment site reed.co.uk. 
New job demand dropped back across a range of job...

UK - Questionable merit in watering down unfair dismissals rights

4 October 2011

Chancellor (Finance Minister), George Osborne's announcement, yesterday to extend the qualification period for the right to claim unfair dismissal from one to two years will come into force on 6 April 2012.

Changes to the unfair dismissal rules follow the 'Resolving Workplace Disputes' consultation published...

UK - Private sector ill equipped for growth and job creation

4 October 2011

A report, released today, by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) reveals the concerns held by the UK's managers and leaders about the current economic situation and the private sector's ability to provide growth and jobs in the coming months. CMI's bi-annual Economic Outlook report does, however,...

World - Fred van Haasteren appointed President of Ciett

4 October 2011

Fred van Haasteren, Executive Vice-President Social & General Affairs at Randstad Holding, has been appointed President of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett).

After joining Randstad in 1982, van Haasteren was responsible for the development of Randstad's own HR...

AWR – It’s here!

3 October 2011

After years of deliberation, frustration and negotiation, the Agency Workers Regulations finally came into force in the UK on Saturday. Staffing companies have spent months in planning for the change in regulations by upgrading software and processes, re-training staff and educating their clients.


Eurozone - Job creation in manufacturing slows to 15-month low

3 October 2011

The Eurozone manufacturing sector contracted for the second successive month in September. At 48.5, down from 49.0 in August, the final Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), published by research firm Markit, came in slightly above the flash estimate of 48.4, but nonetheless hit its...

UK - JobsOutlook survey shows 90% client satisfaction rate

3 October 2011

This month's JobsOutlook survey, published by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), confirms that 93% of clients are satisfied or very satisfied with the performance of the recruitment agencies they use.
The latest data shows that only 3% of employers are dissatisfied with the...