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UK - Government reviews employment red tape

12 May 2011

The government has announced new areas that it will consider reforming as part of its review of employment red tape, including collective redundancy consultation periods, the Transfer Undertakings Protection of Employment Regulations (TUPE) and compensation for discrimination awarded by employment tribunals....

Ireland - Employers' Job Creation Initiative comments on labour market reforms

12 May 2011

Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig, Chair of Employers' Job Creation Initiative and Director at staffing agency Sigmar Recruitment has given an industry reaction to the Government's Jobs Initiative:

"After meeting with over 100 employers as part of the Employers' Job Creation Initiative, we welcome the...

Spain - Nortempo's revenues up +15.7% in 2010

11 May 2011

Revenues were up by +15.7% from 47.6 million Euro in 2009 to 55.1 million Euro in 2010 at Grupo Nortempo, the 100% Spanish-owned, temporary staffing, outsourcing and training group based in Galicia, ABC newspaper reports.

Revenues generated from temporary employment were up by +19.51% in 2010 when compared...

UK - Parity sees more stable revenues and proposes share issue

11 May 2011

Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the UK-focused IT recruitment and consulting firm, announces a proposed share issue to raise gross proceeds of 7 million Pounds (6.4 million Pounds net of expenses) by the issue of 30,434,783 New Ordinary Shares through the Firm Placing, Placing and Open Offer at the Issue...

Germany - 15% of 2010 growth generated by agency staff

11 May 2011

15% of the economic growth generated in 2010, were generated by agency temporary employees. One in seven Euro's worth of growth was, therefore, due to agency temporary employment, according to new research carried out by the Institute for the German Economy (IW) on behalf of the Association of Staffing...

Italy - Temporary employment up +22.3% y-o-y in Q1 2011

11 May 2011

The number of agency temporary employees was up by +22.3% from 211,614 in Q1 2010 to 258,757 in Q1 2011. Compared with Q4 2010 the number of agency temporary employees was up by +1.9%, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers'...

UK - Growth of temporary employment billings eased in April

11 May 2011

Permanent and temporary staff appointments both continued to rise in April 2011. However, divergent trends were evident as the former increased at a faster pace while the latter saw weaker growth, according to the latest Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)...

OECD Countries - Unemployment remains at 8.2% in March

11 May 2011

New data published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) shows that the unemployment rate of 8.2% in March 2011 was unchanged from February 2011 following three consecutive monthly decreases. The Euro area unemployment rate was also stable at 9.9%.

For the first time since...

UK - REC responds to final AWR guidance

11 May 2011

The government published its final guidance for the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) on Friday. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed the genuine effort to address issues raised by recruiters and their clients and to consult with the industry. However, some areas of uncertainties...

Switzerland - Adecco beats analysts’ estimates and moves closer to EBITA margin target

10 May 2011

Reported revenues were up by +24% y-o-y (+18% organically) to 4.9 billion Euro in Q1 2011 at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group.

Permanent placement revenues amounted to 86 million Euro, an increase of +35% in constant currency or +26% organically, while outplacement...