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UK — REC counters union attack on role of agencies within the NHS

18 August 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has countered the attack by UNISON, Britain's biggest public sector trade union, on private sector involvement in the effective supply of staff to the National Health Service (NHS). The UNISON comments were made on the back of the government's d...


Germany — Employment returns to growth

18 August 2010

According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment whose place of employment was in Germany amounted to about 40.3 million in the second quarter of 2010, which was an increase of +72,000 persons or +0.2% on a year earlier. This mea...


Portugal — Unemployment up to 10.6% in Q2 2010

18 August 2010

According to the latest estimates by Statistics Portugal (INE) the unemployment rate was up by +1.5 percentage points to 10.6% in Q2 2010 compared to Q2 2009. The unemployment rate was unchanged in Q2 2010 compared to Q1 2010. The number of unemployed was estimated at 589,800 individuals, an i...


UK — City hiring levels remain buoyant

18 August 2010

The latest London Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan Mckinley (subsidiary of Premier Group) reveals that job opportunities in London's financial services sector grew at the start of Q3 2010 with an increase of +7% in roles new to the market, from 5,645 in...


UK — Prospect of becoming NEET rises by 40% for those with A-levels

18 August 2010

As young people worry about their A-level results, new statistics show that no matter what their grade they will face a tough year. Research by the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) and the Private Equity Foundation (PEF) shows that young people due to find out their A-level results co...


World — Executive search rebounds rapidly but Europe lags behind

17 August 2010

The second quarter of 2010 revealed the highest quarterly rise in executive search industry revenues since the low point in the recession only 15 months ago. Building upon already strong quarters in the second half of 2009 and early 2010, the latest report from the Association of Executive Search...


UK — Servoca acquires Phoenix Employment Services out of administration

17 August 2010

Servoca Plc (SVCA:LSE), the provider of public sector resourcing and outsourced services, today announces that it has acquired, as a going concern, the business, trade and assets of Phoenix Employment Services Limited. Phoenix, which trades from three locations in the Midlands and the Home Count...


Austria — Equal pay and equal treatment are the law of the land, says Manpower Austria Chief

17 August 2010

The Managing Director of staffing agency Manpower Austria, Erich Pichorner, has commented on recent criticism in the Austrian press that temporary employees are second class citizens, modern wage slaves and have hardly any more rights than historic migrant workers. Pichorner writes in Austrian b...


UK — CIFAS releases special report into staff fraud

17 August 2010

CIFAS, the UK's Fraud Prevention Service, in collaboration with a number of private and public sector bodies and experts, has released a report entitled The Internal Betrayal looking at Staff (or Insider) Fraud and how organisations can combat the threat. The Internal Betrayal combines research,...


UK — CIPD annual conference and exhibition programme launched

17 August 2010

The future of HR and its changing parameters are to form an integral part of this year's Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Annual Conference and Exhibition, which has been designed to address the challenges faced by organisations as they emerge from recession and plan for th...