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UK — John Ivers appointed as new CEO at Nestor Healthcare

10 June 2010

The Board of Nestor Healthcare Group Plc has announced the appointment of John Ivers as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2010. John Rennocks, who has been acting Chief Executive since April 2008, will revert to the role of non-executive Chairman from the same date. John Ivers join...


Germany — Leading temporary employment agencies bet on organic growth

10 June 2010

New research carried out by market research firm Luenendonk among the 60 leading temporary staffing agencies in Germany reveals that the majority have decided to grow organically rather than by acquisition. Even the top 10 temporary staffing agencies, which in the boom years between 2004 and 200...


France — Job centres go on national strike against involvement of private staffing agencies

9 June 2010

The employees of the national job centres (Pole Emploi) went on a one day strike yesterday in order to protest against the involvement of private temporary staffing agencies in the recruitment process and to highlight their poor working conditions, Le Monde reports. Ever since the merger of the...


Sweden — Services sector experiences skills shortages

9 June 2010

New research published by Almega, the employer and trade organisation for the Swedish services sector, shows that employment in business services and the health care was up last year in spite of the economic downturn. Almega forecast 2.5% growth in the services sector for this year. Lina Hagman,...


Austria — The combination of growth and uncertainty favours temporary employment

9 June 2010

Hans Leentjes, Regional Director EMEA at staffing group Manpower, believes that the current growth in the economy combined with the uncertain outlook for the future lies at the heart of the growth, which temporary employment is experiencing at the moment. Leentjes told Austrian daily Kurier "dur...


UK — Morson Group acquires Wynnwith out of administration

9 June 2010

Morson Group Plc (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions, today announces the formation of a joint venture subsidiary, Recruit Now Limited which will be renamed Morson Wynnwith Limited, which has acquired the business and assets of Wynnwith Group Li...


UK — Growth of permanent and temporary appointments remained strong

9 June 2010

The latest monthly Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services group KPMG reveals that a rise in permanent staff placements was recorded for the tenth consecutive month in May 2010. The pace of expansion remained marked, despite m...


UK — Many recruiters in favour of licensing the recruitment industry

9 June 2010

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has unveiled the panel for the first ever nationwide debate on 24 June 2010 to decide whether the recruitment industry should be licensed. The event will be sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland and First Option, the accountancy specialists...


World — Fewer negative outlooks reported by European employers

8 June 2010

According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey results released today by staffing group Manpower Inc, employer optimism in the global labour market is gradually improving, with employers in 30 of 36 countries and territories indicating stronger hiring plans compared to 12 months ago a...


Europe — 79% of managers are concerned about work-related stress

8 June 2010

The 'European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks' (ESENER) published by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) reveals that four out of five European managers express their concerns about work-related stress, making stress at work as important as workplace accidents...