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Germany - Record employment levels but 75% think their jobs are not safe

17 November 2011

In the third quarter of 2011, the number of persons in employment amounted to 41.2 million, which was an increase of +495,000 people or +1.2% on a year earlier, according to provisional results, published today, by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).

This figure reflected the highest level of...

Belgium - 43% say that stress levels at work are up on last year

17 November 2011

43% of Belgians believe that their stress levels at work have increased when compared with last year. 45% say that their stress levels have remained the same, according to the latest 'Zen Barometer' published by Human Resources consultancy HDP-AristA.

90% of managers say that they are enthusiastic about...

UK - Reed sees growth in job opportunities

17 November 2011

Figures from specialist recruitment consultancy Reed show job vacancies have strongly rebounded in the last month, with IT, marketing and retail sectors among those performing particularly well.
Reed's data shows the number of staff placed in permanent employment is up by +6% month-on-month, and...

Norway - Moderate growth in job vacancies

17 November 2011

There were 68,000 job vacancies in Q3 2011, up +4,100 compared with the same quarter of last year. The majority of the growth took place in the private sector, according to the latest data published by Statistics Norway.

Growth of job vacancies was strongest in administrative and support service activities...

Austria - 62% of employers believe temporary employment protects permanent jobs

16 November 2011

97% of companies, which employ agency temporary employees, are only able to cope with peaks because they use agency staff and 74% said that agency temporary employment protects Austria as a business location, according to new research carried out jointly by staffing agency Powerserv and the SORA Institute...

UK - Tribal Group in line with expectations, completes cost reduction

16 November 2011

Tribal Group Plc (TRB:LSE), the provider of technology products and services to the education, learning and training markets in the UK and internationally, provides the following update on trading, covering the period from 30 June 2011 to date:

"Trading in our continuing business in the period since...

Germany - 75% of HR professionals approve of student temps

16 November 2011

Three out of four HR professionals like the concept of employing students as agency temporary employees, according to new research carried out on behalf of Studitemps, the staffing agency which specialises in placing students into temporary work.

50% of surveyed HR professionals regard the special qualifications...

UK - Highest unemployment rate since 1996

16 November 2011

The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to September 2011 was 70.2%, down -0.4 percentage points on the quarter. The number of people in employment aged 16 and over fell by -197,000 on the quarter and by -109,000 on the year to reach 29.07 million, according to the latest...

Europe - Commissioner calls for stronger focus on jobs

16 November 2011

The European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, has called for a reinforced focus on job creation as Europe struggles to stave off the worsening economic outlook.

In an address to the Working Party on the Social Dimension of Globalisation of the  International...

UK - Shift in priorities for reward professionals

16 November 2011

78% of reward professionals continue to be concerned about the ability of their organisations to manage reward risks, according to the annual Reward Risks Survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). In particular, they are concerned about achieving the balance between affordability...