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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...


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...