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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...


UK — Artificial cap on immigration will affect growth and delivery of core services

28 June 2010

Home Secretary (Minister of the Interior, Conservative), Theresa May, will today announce a limit of 24,100 on the number of non-European Economic Area (EEA) who are allowed to come to the UK between now and April 2011. This is a reduction of -5%. The government says its measures will eventually...


France — Prisme and unions sign agreement on Umbrella companies

28 June 2010

The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme) has signed an agreement with several unions (CFDT, CFE-CGC and CFTC) on the future organisation of the Umbrella companies sector. The CGT union is also considering signing the agreement. In the future the only wa...


Germany — Temporary employment in the care sector forecast to rise exponentially

28 June 2010

A new report to be published soon by the Institute for Labour and Technology (IAT) on behalf of the Hans Boeckler Foundation forecasts that demand for carers will rise by up to 1 million in Germany by the year 2025. However, German hospitals have cut -46,000 carer jobs between the period from 19...


France — Arnaud de la Tour re-elected President of PRISME

25 June 2010

The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (PRISME) has re-elected Arnaud de la Tour as President for the second consecutive year. His mandate is for the duration of one new year. Philippe Gobinet has been re-elected Vice-President in charge of treasury. Gilles Lafon was elected Vice-Presi...



Spain — Sustainability of welfare state at risk

25 June 2010

The latest Labour Market Monitor published today by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and financial analyst Afi forecasts that the rate of job losses will fall to 1.1% in July and employment will reach its 2010 peak of 18.7 million, a similar figure to October 2009....


Europe — Temporary employment leads recovery

25 June 2010

A sharp increase in temporary work shows that many European countries and the United States are pulling out of recession, Denis Pennel, Managing Director of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett), told Reuters yesterday. Pennel said, "in many European countries, h...