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Germany — The harvest of the labour market reforms

29 June 2010

New research published by business weekly Wirtschaftswoche reveals that 24% of German companies intend to increase their staff levels in the second half of 2010 compared to 11% of companies which intend to reduce their staff levels during the same period. In the services sector, 28% of companies...


Belgium — Temporary employment up by 16.16% year-on-year

29 June 2010

The latest figures published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon) reveal that the number of hours worked by temporary employees in May 2010 was up by +1.91% compared to April 2010. Month-on-month, the number of hours worked by blue-collar temporary employees was up by +2.85% whils...


France — Ingeus gets lion share of government's manager outplacement budget

29 June 2010

French daily Les Echos has obtained inside information on the outcome of the public tender by the government's job centres Pole Emploi on the outplacement of 70,000 French managers over two years. So far, outplacement was the territory of the Association for the Employment of Managers (Apec) but...


Germany — Adidas brings recruitment in-house

29 June 2010

Adidas Group, the manufacturer of sports shoes and clothing, has decided to end its reliance on head-hunters and save 6 million Euro per annum on agencies and advertising costs, Personnel Today reports. Steve Bonomo, Global Head of Group Recruiting at Adidas, told Personnel Today "in the past we...


UK — 81% say talent management programmes make them feel more engaged at work

29 June 2010

Research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) examines the issue of talent management from the employee perspective, helping organisations understand how to best focus talent investment and resources. The study, undertaken by Capgemini consulting, comprised a survey o...


Netherlands — USG People's CEO departs after four months in role

29 June 2010

The Supervisory Board of USG People, the world's fourth largest staffing company, has announced that CEO Herman van Campenhout will be leaving the company.   The company says in a statement "regrettably, in the past few months it has become apparent to both Herman van Campenhout and USG People t...


Spain — Q3 2010 unemployment forecast to fall by -60,000 compared to Q1

28 June 2010

The latest labour market indicator published by staffing group Adecco Spain in co-operation with IESE Business School forecasts that the Spanish economy will not recover this year but will not continue to deteriorate either. The indicator predicts that there will be 4,550,700 unemployed individu...


UK — Over half of recruiters would consider licensing for the recruitment industry

28 June 2010

Votes have now been counted following the national debate hosted by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) at the headquarters of the CBI in central London. Over half of recruiters (56%) would consider licensing for the recruitment industry following an electrifying national...


UK — CIPD calls for internship training wage for university students

28 June 2010

The introduction of a 2.50 Pounds per hour 'Training Wage' is being called for by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) on the day that internship schemes for recently graduated students begin across the country. With CIPD research showing that over a third (37%) of interns...


UK — Modest pick-up in UK financial services activity

28 June 2010

The latest Financial Services Survey published today by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) reveals that activity in UK financial services grew in the last three months at the fastest rate since September 2007. But this growth was much lower than expected...