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UK — NI Minister praises and warns private recruitment sector

9 August 2010

The Department for Employment and Learning's Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 became law on 3 August 2010 and contains new enforcement powers to provide the Department with greater powers to deal with employment agencies that break the law, eGov Monitor reports. The new powers include enab...


Denmark — International online trade costs Danish jobs

9 August 2010

New analysis by the Danish Chambers of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv) reveals that Danes are forecast to buy 10 billion Kroners' (1.3 billion Euro) worth of goods via the internet from other countries this year. Mette Feif, Chief Consultant at the Danish Chambers of Commerce, said "it is extremely wor...


UK — Labour demand in private sector continues to off-set fall in public sector, but not for long

9 August 2010

The latest quarterly CIPD/KPMG Labour Market Outlook survey indicates that the employment recovery has stalled, but that the disparity between the public and private sector remains significant. But worse is to come as redundancy intentions have picked up among the 600 employers surveyed, represen...


UK — New government drive to boost women in the boardroom

9 August 2010

Business Minister Edward Davey and Lynne Featherstone, Minister for Equalities, have announced that Lord Davies of Abersoch will develop a business strategy to increase the number of women on the boards of listed companies in the UK. Research from Cranfield University has highlighted a lack of f...


Switzerland — Temporary employment up by +23.7% y-o-y in July 2010

9 August 2010

Temporary employment was up for the third consecutive month in July 2010. The latest Swisstemptrend published by the Swiss Union for Employment Services (Swissstaffing), show that temporary employment has grown by +23.7% in July 2010 when compared to July 2009. This takes temporary employment...


UK — Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann steps up European expansion plans

9 August 2010

Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann, the world's largest listed head-hunter, has poached key members of the financial services team from rival Heidrick & Struggles, in the latest sign of a recovery in the banking recruitment market, the Financial Times reports. Korn/Ferry International, which acquired the...


UK — Government plans to privatise NHS Professionals opposed by Unison

6 August 2010

The government has announced plans to privatise NHS Professionals Ltd. a fully owned Government company that provides over 50,000 temporary NHS staff, eGov monitor reports. NHS Professionals currently works with over 77 acute, mental health, foundation and primary care trusts. It provides a rang...


France — Synergie revenues up by +35.6% in Q2 2010

6 August 2010

Revenues were up by +35.6% from 224.2 million Euro in Q2 2009 to 303.9 million Euro at Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group. The Company is ranked 5th on Staffing Industry Analysts' 2009 Top 50 Staffing Companies in France. Interim results for the first six months of 2...


Italy — Bocchieri appointed new president of Formatemp

6 August 2010

Gianni Bocchieri, the Vice-President of the Association of Staffing Agencies (Assolavoro) has also been appointed President of the Foundation for the Professional Training of temporary employees employed by staffing agencies (Formatemp). Bocchieri is 42 years of age and has a business and econom...


UK — Swingeing cuts to public services could result in mass strike action, says CIPD

6 August 2010

"There are a number of high stakes options open to government in seeking to avoid strike action in the public sector as spending cuts bite, but ultimately only a focus on building public sector leadership and management skills and improving communication and consultation will make a real and last...