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Global – Switzerland again tops Global Talent Competitiveness Index

19 January 2016

INSEAD, the France-based business school for the world, has released the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2015-16, an annual study based on research in partnership with the Adecco Group and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI), with Switzerland ranking number one on the...


Germany – Small and medium enterprises rely on integration of refugees to resolve shortage of skilled workers

19 January 2016

Most SMEs believe the integration of refugees will be important in order to counteract the shortage of skilled workers in Germany, according to the Federal Employers' Association of Personnel Service Providers (BAP).

 According to BAP, 53.3% of 800 medium-sized companies who were interviewed by the...


Switzerland – Adecco announces strategic priorities and lowers financial targets

18 January 2016

The Adecco Group has announced that it has lowered its operating margin target for the period 2016-2020. Management will also present its strategic priorities and will providing a trading update during its Investment Day today.

Adecco has stated that it aims to generate an average margin on earnings before...


UK – Robert Walters appoints new Deputy CEO

18 January 2016

The Board of Robert Walters, the UK-based international specialist recruitment consultancy, has announced that Giles Daubeney has been promoted to Deputy CEO, with immediate effect.

Daubeney will be working more closely with Chairman, Leslie Van de Walle and the Board, as he takes a more active role in...


UK – Mixed year for London financial sector

18 January 2016

The number of available jobs in London decreased by 7% in December compared to the same period last year, according to the Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor. Month-on-month figures showed a decrease of 33% in available jobs and a decrease of 32% in job seekers.

The London Employment Monitor contains...


UK – Schools offering perks to recruit new teachers

18 January 2016

Schools across the UK are offering teachers generous perks, such as gym memberships and other lucrative benefits packages in an effort to recruit them.

Last year, schools in the UK were spending thousands on recruitment agencies as they struggled to fill teacher positions.  Now they are offering...


Belarus – Unemployment in Belarus remains steady at 1%

18 January 2016

The registered unemployment rate in Belarus remained the same in December 2015 at 1% of the workforce with no drastic changes in the labour market, compared to the previous month.

According to BelTA, unemployment also remained unchanged in all Belarusian regions. In December the number of people out of...


France – Salary outlook shows strong increases in advertised jobs and salaries

15 January 2016

According to the Robert Walters Salary Survey 2016, the labour market in France has shown signs of improvement with advertised jobs on the rise and salary increases in various sectors.

"There is a renewed confidence" Antoine Morgaut, CEO Europe and Latin America for Robert Walters,...


Netherlands – Randstad Innovation Fund invests in HR reporting platform

15 January 2016

Randstad Innovation Fund has announced that it has invested in Netherlands-based HR management platform Crunchr, by Focus Orange Technology B.V.

 Crunchr, Focus Orange’s analytics platform, collects employee data and converts it into data that can be used for personnel. Crunchr states that...


Turkey – Jobless rate rises

15 January 2016

The unemployment rate in Turkey rose to 10.5% in October 2015, up from 10.3% in September 2015 and up from 10.4% for prior year, according to a report from the Turkish Statistical Institute.

 The labor participation rate was 51.6%, with 26.9 million people employed and 3.15 million people out of...