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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...


Germany — Court ruling on legitimacy of Christian Union expected in December

17 August 2010

After last year's decision by the Berlin Labour Court to disqualify the Christian Unions (CGZP) from having the legitimacy to negotiate minimum salaries with temporary employment agencies, the industry is now looking nervously towards the highest labour court of Germany (Bundesarbeitsgericht), wh...


UK — Banking sector drives surge in demand for interim executives

17 August 2010

Interim Partners' recent analysis of the interim management marketplace shows the number of new assignments jumped by +24% during the period Q4 2009-Q1 2010. The rise was driven largely by surging demand from the banking sector where the number of assignments has grown by +44% over the last quart...


UK — Men take more sick days than women as work stress takes its toll

16 August 2010

Men are four times more likely than women to phone in sick due to work related stress, a survey of 3,000 workers carried out by healthcare cash plan provider Medicash, has revealed. 20% of men admitted to taking two sick days in the past month because of stress. Work-induced stress is also drivi...


Finland — Wages and salaries sum grew by +1.8% in April to June

16 August 2010

According to the latest Wages and Salary Indices published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus) the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was +1.8% greater in the April to June 2010 period than in the corresponding period twelve months back. In June alone, the wages and salaries sum...


Germany — Early retirement of some reduces employment for the aged altogether

16 August 2010

The debate on extending the retirement age to 67 years is in full swing in Germany. Previously, many large companies have encouraged their employees to do the opposite and take early retirement in order to 'create space' for the unemployed and to reduce unemployment among other aged employees. P...


UK — Michael Page revenue up by +8% amid signs of gradual recovery in the UK

16 August 2010

Revenue was up by +8% from 364.7 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 393.5 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE), the UK's ninth largest recruitment company. On a constant currency basis, revenue was up by +6%. Half year results for the six months ended 30 June 2010 show...


UK — Temporary jobs growth slows in Scotland

16 August 2010

According to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs Scottish labour market conditions remained challenging in July. Permanent appointments fell for the first time in ten months, while growth of temporary employment slowed to the second-weakest in the current eleven month period of job creatio...


France — 73% of new jobs in the private sector in Q2 2010 are in temporary employment

13 August 2010

The latest estimates published today by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee), show that temporary employment was up by +4.9% or up by +25.700 individuals to 549,700 in Q2 2010 compared to Q1 2010. Year-on-year, temporary employment was up by +23.5% or up by +104,60...


Ireland — Jobs advertised online up by +11% in Q2 2010 compared to Q1

13 August 2010

The Irish jobs index, published by recruitment website www.irishjobs.ie, which measures jobs advertised across Ireland's five leading online recruitment businesses, has released results for Q2 2010. The Q2 index reveals a healthy +11% increase in jobs advertised online, since the last set of fig...