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Germany - 28% of employers encourage older workers to stay on

22 April 2011

28% of German employers make a special effort to encourage older employees to stay with their companies for longer, according to new research carried out by staffing agency Randstad Germany.

33% of retailers and 25% of industrial companies make an effort to keep older personnel.

33% of large companies...

Russia – Expat managers are being replaced with locals

22 April 2011

Staffing agency Antal Russia (part of FiveTen group) has carried out a survey among 200 professionals in mid to senior level positions to find out what they thought about their foreign colleagues in an attempt to dispel any myths and establish opinions about expats.

1. Expats are more efficient than local...

Estonia - 4.7% would work abroad

22 April 2011

43,000 Estonians or 4.7% of the employable population are interested in finding work outside their country and have made preparations for this, according to a new survey commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Postimees newspaper reports.

43% of respondents said they plan to work in Finland, with...

The Next Phase Begins Today

21 April 2011

When you go to www.staffingindustry.com today you will arrive at our new membership system. If you are a registered user, your current login and password will work on our new system. If you need help with password recovery please contact member services at memberservices@staffingindustry.com or call...

Germany – First court cases decided following CGZP ruling

20 April 2011

The expected wave of court cases by temporary employees against staffing agencies, which have signed collective bargaining agreements with the Christian Unions (CGZP), has started.

Under normal circumstances, temporary employees receive equal pay for equal work and are paid the same as their permanent...

France – Manager hiring back at 2008 levels

20 April 2011

56% of companies have employed at least one manager in the first quarter of 2011 according to new research from the Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC).

This represents an increase of +6 points over the same period of 2010 and an increase of +12 points over Q1 2009 and takes hiring levels...

Spain – Unemployment estimated at 21.3% in Q1 2011

20 April 2011

Employment is estimated to have fallen by -210,000 individuals in the first quarter of 2011 to 18.19 million, according to the Spanish Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett).

Unemployment rose to 4.3 million individuals, a +120% increase compared...

UK – REC welcomes crackdown on tax evasion and bad practices

20 April 2011

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced plans to double its quota of specialist officers cracking down on labour providers who fail to pay tax and evade current regulations. This is a positive development and follows the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) calls for both...

Eurozone – Job creation hits 3.5 year high

20 April 2011

The Flash Eurozone Composite Output Index published by research firm Markit, rose from 57.6 in March 2011 to 57.8 in April 2011. The latest reading signalled the second-strongest monthly increase in output since June 2007, falling just short of February's post-recession high but slightly above the first...

Germany – Exports up +15% in 2010

20 April 2011

In 2010 Germany was in third place behind China and the US due to exchange rate factors, real goods exports rose by +15% in 2010

After Germany yielded the title of world vice export champion last year to the US because of exchange rate factors, it should be able to regain second place this year, according...