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UK — Morson group founder confident in spite of challenging market

24 May 2010

Morson Group (MRN:LSE) Chairman and Founder Gerry Mason has said that trading conditions in the technical recruitment market remain "challenging", but added that the firm is managing to trade in line with directors' expectations, Crain's Manchester Business reports. Mason will tell shareholders...


UK — Creative jobs industry on the up

24 May 2010

According to marketing, PR and creative jobs recruiter Major Players demand for creative industry talent in the aftermath of the recession is beginning to gather serious momentum. Mark Begley, head of recruitment for digital jobs and creative jobs said "across the board, job briefs are up by a v...


Spain — Ageing population poses huge challenges for labour market

24 May 2010

New research carried out by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), reveals that for every 100 people of working age in Spain there are 47 who are either younger than 16 or older than 65 years of age. Every Spanish person of working age therefore statistically has to suppo...


Italy — Qualified staff in demand again as economy picks up slowly

24 May 2010

New research carried out by staffing group Randstad Italy among 637 employers in industry, commerce, the services sector and the public sector reveals that there were first signs of a pick-up in the Italian labour market during the first four months of 2010. The most sought after positions in th...


UK — Private sector experience of recession could help public sector

24 May 2010

The latest Employment Trends Survey 2010 published by employer organisation Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and recruitment experts Harvey Nash, reveals that nine out of ten employers (91%) communicated the impact of the recession on their business to staff. As a result, 87% of businesses...


UK — SThree COO leaves the board

24 May 2010

SThree (STHR:LSE), the international specialist staffing business, announces that Sunil Wickremeratne, Chief Operating Officer, has decided to retire and will leave the Board at the end of the current financial year. Mr. Wickremeratne will remain in his current post until the end of November 201...


UK — Coalition government to cut red tape and streamline regulatory environment

21 May 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has commented on the new coalition government's official work programme published yesterday. A number of the policy commitments have specific implications for the recruitment industry, including positive messages on employment regulation and busi...


UK — Employees penalised for ash cloud delays

21 May 2010

43% of employees, affected by the ash cloud travel restrictions, saw their pay docked or their annual leave entitlement diminish last month, according to a survey commissioned by recruiters, Badenoch & Clark. 24% of employers allowed their staff to work remotely, whilst 32% were generous enough...


World — Dan Rees named new Director of Better Work

21 May 2010

Better Work, a partnership of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has announced that ILO Director-General Juan Somavia has selected corporate social responsibility expert Dan Rees of the United Kingdom as its new Director. Mr. Rees will ass...


France — Number of long-term temporary employees rises slightly

21 May 2010

New research carried out by market research firm (BVA) on behalf of the Association of Temporary Employers (Prisme) reveals that in 2010 only 66% of temporary employees who got their jobs one year ago are still in employment today. This compares to 75% in the previous year. Prisme explain in a s...