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World - Staffing agencies vital to beat youth unemployment

7 November 2011

During the Cannes Business 20 Summit (B20), Robert-Jan van de Kraats, CFO of Randstad Holding nv, emphasised the role of the agency work industry in creating jobs for young people and helping them find their way on the employment market.

B20 is an event, which is part of the G20 Summit. It aims to express...

Germany - Recruitment race due to radical nuclear phase-out

7 November 2011

58% of HR managers think that specialist talent is urgently needed to help firms navigate the new energy landscape according to new research across Germany, Austria and Switzerland carried out by energy consultants Baringa Partners and HR advisory firm EnergyRelations. The research identified that energy...

UK/Belgium - Idox acquires Interactive Dialogues for 2.2 million Euro

7 November 2011

IDOX plc (IDOX:LSE), The provider of software, information & consultancy and recruitment services to the UK public sector and corporates, has acquired Interactive Dialogues Limited and Interactive Dialogues NV (ID) for a total consideration of 2.2 million Euro (1.9 million Pounds) in cash.

ID is a...

UK - Financial services job opportunities down -22% y-o-y

7 November 2011

The London financial services sector saw its first monthly increase in available job opportunities for four months in October 2011. The number of roles rose by +0.4% from 3,843 to 3,859 month-on-month. However, compared to the same month last year, which registered 4,977 jobs coming onto the hiring...

UK - Bonuses for hedge fund IT staff up to +60% higher than last year

7 November 2011

Senior IT professionals working for hedge funds are enjoying bumper bonuses in 2011 that are up to +60% higher than last year, according to ReThink Recruitment, the business and technology staffing company.

IT staff with experience in designing and implementing algorithmic trading platforms can now expect...

Europe - Online recruitment up +14% in October

4 November 2011

Despite doom and gloom about the state of the European economy, the latest monthly Employment Index for Europe published by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, demonstrates year-on-year growth of +14% in October 2011, with eased annual growth rates compared to August and September.

Germany continues to...

Portugal - Agency temps are more motivated and less stressed, say psychologists

4 November 2011

Agency temporary employees are more motivated and suffer less from stress than their permanent counterparts but 80% of them would still prefer to be directly employed by their final employer, according to new research carried out by the Psychology Department of Lisbon University.

The research reveals...

France - Hiring intentions for 2011 doubled after six months

4 November 2011

Hiring requirements of French companies in June 2011 were twice the number they were in December 2010, according to the latest Staffing Requirements Survey (BMO) carried out by the government’s job centres (Pôle Emploi).

When asked by the job centres back in December of last year how many workers they...

Spain - Highest rise in unemployment since beginning of crisis

4 November 2011

The already extremely high unemployment level was up again sharply year-on-year by +6.7% or up by +275,000 individuals to 4.36 million in October 2011 according to the latest data published by the government.

Month-on-month, unemployment was up by +3.2% or up by +134,182 individuals in October 2011 when...

UK - Flexible working a myth for majority of employees

4 November 2011

Research reveals old habits die hard in the office as businesses fail to consult employees on workplace design. A new study released by the British Council for Offices (BCO) reveals that the vast majority of employees (79%) do not work from home at all, dispelling the myth that the bricks and mortar...