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Europe — MEPs back a single work and resident permit for foreigners in the EU

1 October 2010

A simplified administrative procedure and equal treatment with national workers on pay, working conditions and social security: this is the aim of a draft directive that received the backing of the European Parliament (EP) Civil Liberties Committee this week. The broad aim is to stop the exploita...


UK — Removal of obligations on permanent recruiters

1 October 2010

In contrast to the concerns of the British Chambers of Commerce expressed today regarding the imposition of additional legislation on business, the recruitment industry has, today, had a number of legal obligations removed when providing permanent placement. The change of law comes about through...


UK — Skills Minister sets out government commitment to apprenticeships

30 September 2010

Skills Minister John Hayes has set out his vision for apprenticeships and reaffirmed the government's commitment to work-based learning and training. He told an audience at the Group Training Association England annual conference that the government was firmly committed to expanding apprenticesh...


UK — Harvey Nash revenues slightly down but profits up considerably

30 September 2010

Revenues were slightly down by -1% from 200 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 199 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE), the professional recruitment and outsourcing consultancy. Interim results for the first six months ended 31 July 2010 reveal that gross profit was up by +1%...


Switzerland — Intolerance to other cultures is holding the economy back

30 September 2010

New research carried out by auditors and consultants Ernst & Young among 1,200 managers of international Research and Development (R&D)-based companies, in a variety of countries including 100 in Switzerland, reveals that there is a serious shortage of highly-qualified specialists in Switzerland,...


UK — Kellan Group reduces losses significantly

30 September 2010

Revenues were down by -5.2% from 15.2 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 14.4 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Kellan Group Plc (KLN:LSE), the IT, accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group. Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2010 reveal that the operating...


Spain — Credit rating reduced by Moody's

30 September 2010

One day after the general strike in Spain against austerity measures and the new labour market reforms pushed through by Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero precisely to prevent further downgrading by rating agencies, the country's credit rating has been downgraded by Moody's In...


Europe — Economic Sentiment Indicator improves further

30 September 2010

The Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI), published by the European Commission improves further in both the entire European Union (EU) and the Euro area in September. The indicator increased only marginally, by 0.3 of a point in the EU and, more significantly, by 0.9 of a point in the Euro area, t...


France — DLSI revenues outperform temporary staffing sector

29 September 2010

Consolidated revenues were up by +25.5% from 55.9 million Euro in H1 2009 to 70.1 million Euro in H1 2010 at DLSI SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary and permanent staffing group. Interim results for the first six months ended 30 June 2010 published today reveal that, excluding acquisitio...


UK — CIPD calls for government campaign to tackle leadership and people management skills deficit

29 September 2010

CIPD responds to skills consultation with call for government-led campaign to tackle the leadership and people management skills deficit undermining UK competitiveness According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), efforts to close the UK's productivity gap with its ma...