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Germany – Staffing agencies face billions in retroactive payments

1 March 2011

The Highest Labour Court (BAG) has ruled that December's decision to render all collective bargaining agreements negotiated by the Christian Unions (CGZP) on behalf of temporary employees null and void, shall also apply retroactively back until 2005, Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper reports.In gene...


Europe – Agency work market improves for the ninth month in a row

1 March 2011

The agency work industry in Europe grew by +22.3% in December 2010 compared to December 2009 according to the latest Agency Work Business Indicator (AWBI) published by the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett). This marks the ninth consecutive month of growth for the s...


Germany – DIHK warns against over-regulation of temporary employment

1 March 2011

German companies are confident about the current economic boom and intend to employ an extra +300,000 workers in 2011 according to new analysis by the German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK), based on interviews with 28,000 companies in the country.The metal and electro industry intends to employ an e...


Europe – EU 27 unemployment at 9.5%

1 March 2011

The latest unemployment figures published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) show that the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the euro area (EA17) was 9.9% in January 2011, compared with 10.0% in December 20104. It was 10.0% in January 2010.The unemployment rat...


Europe – Eurociett welcomes EU flagship initiative

1 March 2011

In a position paper on the European Commission's 'New Skills and Jobs Flagship Initiative', the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) has today welcomed the four main priorities put forward by the European Commission to contribute to inclusive growth, namely to promote...


Switzerland – GDP up +3.1% in Q4 2010

1 March 2011

The latest data published today by The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), reveals that real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Switzerland grew by +0.9% in the fourth quarter of 2010 when compared to the third quarter of 2010.Positive growth came from investments, the trade balance for g...


UK – Hays sees strong international performance

28 February 2011

Revenues were up by +22% from 1.288 billion Pounds during the six months ended 31 December 2009 to 1.576 billion Pounds during the six months ended 31 December 2010 at Hays Plc (HAS:LSE), the fifth largest staffing company in Europe. At constant currency, revenues were up by +20%.Half year result...


UK – Staffline performs strongly in 2010

28 February 2011

Revenues were up by +79% from 115 million Pounds in 2009 to 206.2 million Pounds in 2010 at Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry.This reflects the impact of strong demand from existing customers, new business wins in 2009 and 2010 and als...


Belgium – Agency worker accident rate falls dramatically

28 February 2011

The number and gravity of accidents at work among agency temporary employees has continued its downward trend, which started in 1999 according to the latest report by The Central Service for the Prevention of Accidents to Agency Temporary Employees (Pi).The number of accidents at work among agenc...


UK – Private employers in job creation mode

28 February 2011

Job opportunities across the country rose even more sharply in February 2011 than January 2011, up +18 Index points (+16%) month-on-month according to the latest Job Index published today by recruitment website, reed.co.uk. Employer demand continued its steep rise to give a Job Index reading of 1...