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UK — EHRC investigates anti-British job advertisement

19 March 2010

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched an investigation into a 38,000 Pounds job advertisement, which was posted by staffing agency McGregor-Boyall Associates on behalf of technology company Torry Harris on the jobsite.co.uk internet job board, The Daily Mail reports. The a...


Europe — Freedom of movement causes problems for staffing agencies

18 March 2010

The free movement of workers and respect for their employment rights are the focus of a European Union (EU) conference, which is taking place in Spain today. The aim of this event is to discuss the balance between the freedom of movement of workers, the freedom of establishment and provision of...


Netherlands — No real improvement in consumer confidence

18 March 2010

According to the latest Consumer Confidence Indicator publishes by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) today, the mood among consumers has hardly changed in March 2010. The consumer confidence indicator stands at -12, as against -13 in February. The indicator reached an extremely low level (-34) in Marc...


Sweden — Unemployment at 9.3%

18 March 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB) reveals that in February 2010, 459 000 persons aged 15-74 were unemployed. This is an increase of 72 000 compared to February 2009. The increase included both men and women: 39 000 more men and 33 000 more women. The incre...


Germany — Institute forecasts a year of jobless growth

18 March 2010

According to a new report by the Institute for Labour Market Research (IAB), unemployment in Germany is forecast to average 3.5 million in 2010. This would be an increase of 120,000 over 2009. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to grow by 1.75% during 2010. The worst case scenario last ye...


UK — London Financial services hiring up by 13% in February 2010

17 March 2010

  The latest London Employment Monitor published by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley (part of Premier Group) reveals that the financial services hiring market in London saw a second month of growth in February 2010 with a 13% month-on-month rise in job numbers from 4,646 to 5,254 in the first fu...


Germany — Amadeus FiRe 2009 revenues slightly down

17 March 2010

Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD:GER), the temporary and permanent staffing group, has today released final results for the year ended 31 December 2009. 2009 revenues were down by -3% to 110.7 million Euro compared to the previous year due to reduced activity in permanent staffing. All other HR activities w...


Netherlands — Employers struggle with Social Media Codes

17 March 2010

Even though social networks like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace are immensely popular, few employers know what to do when their staff make derogatory remarks about their companies, Het Financieele Dagblad reports. Stefan Sagel from lawyers firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek said, "there is no har...


UK — London Financial services hiring up by 13% in February 2010

17 March 2010

The latest London Employment Monitor published by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley (part of Premier Group) reveals that the financial services hiring market in London saw a second month of growth in February 2010 with a 13% month-on-month rise in job numbers from 4,646 to 5,254 in the first full...


Netherlands — Employers struggle with Social Media Codes

17 March 2010

  Even though social networks like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace are immensely popular, few employers know what to do when their staff make derogatory remarks about their companies, Het Financieele Dagblad reports. Stefan Sagel from lawyers firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek said, "there is no h...