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UK — Employer demand steadies, but salaries drop

5 May 2010

According to the Job Index published today by Reed, salary offers for new jobs dropped back below 2009 levels, although demand from UK employers for new workers remained steady in April 2010. The number of new job opportunities matched March's level, giving a Reed Job Index reading of 102 (again...


UK — Growth of staff appointments remained strong in April despite easing

5 May 2010

The latest Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG based on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies, highlights further marked increases in both permanent and temporary/contract staff appointments during April 2010, albeit a...


Belgium — French cross-border temporary employees are feeling the pinch

5 May 2010

Traditionally regarded as an Eldorado for French cross-border temporary employees, neighbouring Belgium now has its own problems with 14% unemployment and a much tightened labour market, French daily La Voix du Nord reports. Sophie Werschelde of Belgian temporary employment agency AGO Interim, b...


Norway — Unemployed up to 3.5% but still the lowest in Europe

5 May 2010

The latest Labour Market Survey published today by Statistics Norway (SSB) shows that in February, the unemployed constituted 3.5% of the labour force. This is an increase of +0.2% from November. Employment remained stable. The decrease in full-time employees was made up of -14,000 women and -7...


Spain — Unemployment falls for the first time in eight months

4 May 2010

The latest statistics published today by the Public Employment Service (SEPE, previously INEM), reveal that unemployment fell by -0.58% or -24,188 individuals in April 2010 when compared to the previous month. Compared to April 2009 unemployment was up by +13.6% or 497,545 individuals. Month-on-...


Europe — International executive talent movement lowest in Germany

4 May 2010

The latest research on senior executive talent flows between countries published by international online career service Experteer shows that migration patterns of senior executive talent are very different from the rest of the workforce. A sample of 20,826 senior executives registered with Exper...


UK — Hay Group announces alliance with Talent Q

4 May 2010

Hay Group, the global management consulting firm, today announces the signing of a world-wide alliance with Talent Q, which provides on-line psychometric tools, notably ability tests and personality measurement systems. Under the terms of the agreement, Hay Group will be entitled to use, sell and...


UK — REC Complaints Report highlights continued focus on improving standards

4 May 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has today published the 2009 annual report from its Professional Standards team. Last year, the REC's standards team dealt with 920 initial complaints and inquiries, an increase of +11% on 2008. The 2009 Complaints Report highlights a number of...


Austria — AMS analyses long-term unemployment trend

4 May 2010

According to the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS), around 260,000 people were recorded as registered unemployed in 2009 (annual average), 154,000 of whom were men and 107,000 were women. The national unemployment rate was 7.2% (6.3% among women and 7.9% among men). At 10.2%, the unemploym...


UK — Jobs in the UK oil and gas industry up by +25%

4 May 2010

According to international online job board OilCareers.com, jobs in the UK oil and gas industry have risen by almost +25% in the first quarter of this year.   The agency said in a statement "vacancies in the UK oil and gas sector rose from 1,893 to 2,335 between January and March this year."...