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UK — Albany Group has funding withdrawn

22 January 2010

  Neutral vendor and workforce management company the Albany Group has apologised for any inconvenience or financial hardship to staffing companies and contractors after admitting that a 3 million Pounds factoring facility for three of its UK companies has been withdrawn, Recruiter reports. The...


Netherlands — Strong rise in unemployment among over 45 year olds

22 January 2010

According to the latest figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS), 410,000 people on average were unemployed in The Netherlands in the period from October to December 2009. This is the equivalent of 5.3% of the labour force. 12 months previously this was still only 3.7%. Seasonally adjusted unem...


Spain — Government accepts a final delay in proposals for labour market reform

22 January 2010

  The representatives of unions and employers who are currently negotiating new labour market measures to be taken by the government have asked for more time in order to be able to come up with concrete proposals, Nueva Tribuna reports. The negotiations are taking place on the initiative of Pri...


Netherlands — Olympia announces divestment from insolvent German holding

22 January 2010

  Olympia Nederland BV, the Dutch subsidiary of listed German holding company Olympia Flexgroup AG, which has applied for an insolvency regime and the suspension of shares, is preparing to divest itself from the German holding in order to continue trading as an independent company, Flexmarkt rep...


UK — Childcare and teaching agencies fail to comply with the law

21 January 2010

Thirty-eight agencies in the teaching and childcare sectors have been issued with warnings by the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS) for failing to comply with the law. Eleven agencies were not following the correct processes when carrying out identity and qualification checks on peo...


UK — Empresaria 2009 results to be in line with market expectations

21 January 2010

  Empresaria Group Plc. (EMR:LSE), the recruitment and management services group, has today issued a trading update on the financial year of 2009 ended 31 December. Full year revenues were down by -6% from 208 million Pounds in 2008 to 195 million Pounds in 2009. Full year net fee income was do...


Europe — Anonymous CV not very successful

21 January 2010

The French Upper House of Parliament (Senat) has commissioned a report on the use of anonymous CVs across the countries of the European Union, Le Figaro reports. The aim of the anonymous CV is to prevent all forms of discrimination in the recruitment process. Belgium is the only country which...


UK — Childcare and teaching agencies fail to comply with the law

21 January 2010

  Thirty-eight agencies in the teaching and childcare sectors have been issued with warnings by the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS) for failing to comply with the law. Eleven agencies were not following the correct processes when carrying out identity and qualification checks on...


UK — Morson Group 2009 results expected to be at the bottom end of expectations

21 January 2010

  Morson Group Plc. (MRN:LSE), the human capital resourcing group, announced today that the results for the year ended 31 December 2009 are anticipated to be within analyst forecasts albeit at the bottom end of expectations and below consensus market forecasts. Effective cash management and lo...


UK — Empresaria 2009 results to be in line with market expectations

21 January 2010

Empresaria Group Plc. (EMR:LSE), the recruitment and management services group, has today issued a trading update on the financial year of 2009 ended 31 December. Full year revenues were down by -6% from 208 million Pounds in 2008 to 195 million Pounds in 2009. Full year net fee income was down...