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Netherlands – Agency employment up +8%

17 May 2011

In weeks 13 to 16 of 2011, the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +8% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies grew equally by +8%, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Association of Temporary...

Germany - Temporary employment still suffers image problems

17 May 2011

97.6% of German employees say that performance related pay is their most important criterion when choosing an employer followed by ‘an interesting job’ with 91.4%. Professional training ranks in third place with 85.9% followed by a company pension with 85%. A company canteen and a company nursery...

UK - Radical reforms for parental leave and flexible working

17 May 2011

The government has launched a consultation on plans to introduce a new system of flexible parental leave from 2015 as part of its plans to create a modern workplace for the modern economy. The government believes that current regulations are too rigid, reflect outdated notions of parenting and family...

Sweden - Employment up +2.8% driven by private sector

17 May 2011

During the first quarter of 2011 the number of employed persons amounted to 4,047,100, an increase of +2.8%. The number of employed persons increased by +3.9% in the private sector and by +0.3% in the public sector, according to the latest data published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB).

Gross pay increased...

Portugal - Labour cost rises by +0.9%

17 May 2011

In the first quarter of 2011, the working day adjusted Labour Cost Index (LCI), excluding Public Administration, increased by +0.9% compared with the same period of the previous year (it was -0.1 % in the first quarter of 2010), according the latest data published by the National Institute of Statistics...

World - Economic crisis encourages discrimination

17 May 2011

In the new Global Report on Equality at Work 2011, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) notes that in spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as migrant...

UK - Financial services jobs market continues to hold up

17 May 2011

Job opportunities in the financial services sector remained at exactly the same level as March 2011, both months showed 6,426 job opportunities new to the market, according to the April 2011 London Employment Monitor published by recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (part of Premier Group)....

France – DLSI revenues up +58.3%

16 May 2011

Revenues were up by +58.3% from 30.6 million Euro in Q1 2010 to 48.4 million Euro in Q1 2011 at DLSI SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary and permanent staffing group. Like-for-like, revenues were up by +19.1%.

Revenues generated outside France (Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and Poland) were...

France - Agency employment up +14.3% y-o-y

16 May 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +0.6% or up by +4,100 workers to 666,200 in March 2011 when compared to February 2011, according to the latest statistics published by the government's job centres (Pôle Emploi).

Year-on-year, the number of agency temporary employees was up by +14.3% or up by +83,200...

UK - Private sector wants money to take on public sector workers

16 May 2011

Some 330,000 people are expected to lose their public sector jobs over the next four years due to the government's cost cutting measures. Whilst the private and the public sectors have many similarities, the perceptions the sectors have about each other could limit the ability of ex-public sector employees...