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World – Use of social media differs by country

22 March 2011

In most countries more than 50% of the employees have a social media profile according to findings covered in the latest Workmonitor for Q1 2011 based on research in 29 countries around the world published by staffing agency Randstad.Countries where usage of social media is high are predominantly...


Finland – Unemployment falls to 8.4%

22 March 2011

In February 2011, the number of employed persons was 2,425,000, which was +27,000 higher than a year earlier, according to the latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus).The number of employed men grew, but that of employed women fell slightly. The number of...


Germany – AutoVision more than triples profits

21 March 2011

Revenues were up by +56% from 287 million Euro in 2009 to 446.6 million Euro in 2010 at AutoVision, the Volkswagen-owned in-house temporary staffing agency.Financial results for the year ended 31 December 2010 released on Friday reveal that profit before tax was up by +340% from 10.5 million Euro...


Germany – BZA recommends out-of-court settlement for illegal collective bargaining

21 March 2011

An estimated 1,400 small and medium-sized temporary employment agencies, which have signed collective bargaining agreements with the Christian Unions (CGZP) will have to retroactively pay millions of Euro in social security and pension contributions by the end of May 2011 on the difference betwee...


France – Adenclassifieds renamed Figaro Classifieds

21 March 2011

Adenclassifieds, the recruitment, training and property internet portal, which was acquired by its majority shareholder, the Figaro publishing group at the end of last year, has now been rebranded as Figaro Classifieds.After a friendly takeover bid in December 2010, the Figaro Group now owns almo...


UK – Cost of commute encourages temporary workers to stay local

21 March 2011

Reed, the specialist recruitment consultancy, is predicting a return to a more local jobs market for a significant proportion of the workforce. Workers fear the rising cost of commuting and have a heightened social awareness to be more environmentally responsible.The nationwide consultancy is alr...


UK – Olympics to generate 250 million Pounds for IT sector

21 March 2011

The 2012 Olympics in London are set to generate over 250 million Pounds for the IT and telecoms job sector, according to research from IT recruiter Greythorn.   The report estimates 5,000 new IT and telecoms jobs will be created in the wake of the Olympics, as London 2012 requires an unpre...


UK – Management behaviour drives employee engagement, says CIPD

21 March 2011

The extent to which managers provide guidance, feedback and the appropriate level of autonomy for staff is key to whether employees go the extra mile for their organisation, new research for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests.   The research was commission...


UK – Braund new InterQuest CEO, Ashworth focuses on acquisitions

21 March 2011

IT staffing specialist, InterQuest Group Plc (ITQ:LSE), has announced the appointment to the Board of Mark Braund (aged 49), as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will take effect as of mid April.Upon appointment, Gary Ashworth, currently joint CEO & Executive Chairman will become Execu...


Norway – Adecco apologises to competitors and admits to overcharging

18 March 2011

According to online English language news portal, Views and News from Norway, Adecco has apologised to competitors for the negative attention it has attracted, as revelations of employment law violations and overcharging for services continued to impact the Norwegian staffing market. Accusations...