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UK — Staffline Group buys DKM Labour Solutions

27 May 2010

Staffline Group Plc, the provider of outsourced HR services to industry, announces the acquisition of the trade and assets of DKM Labour Solutions, the provider of recruitment solutions across the UK, from the joint administrators in a pre-pack deal. The acquisition is in line with Staffline's b...


UK — Appearance is crucial to Britain's job seekers

27 May 2010

New research by specialist recruitment group Hays Plc among 1,068 professionals shows that Britain's jobseekers are just as conscious about appearance when going for a job interview as ever. Almost a third of men and women spend between 1-2 hours getting ready for a job interview. Astonishingly,...


Portugal — It is the law that creates unemployment says Association President

27 May 2010

In an interview with Portuguese daily Expresso, Marcelino Pena Costa, President of the Association of Private Employment Agencies (APESPE), explained that the Portuguese legislator prevents temporary employment agencies from operating in ways, which would benefit the labour market. Pena Costa sa...


Italy — Rome is the capital of temporary employees

27 May 2010

New research carried out by the Department of Sociology of Sapienza University in Rome, reveals that 85% of all new job contracts signed in the Italian capital in 2009 were temporary contracts. This is a very high figure compared to other regions of Italy where temporary contracts accounted for b...


OECD Countries — Growth rising faster than expected but jobs not keeping pace

26 May 2010

According to the latest Economic Outlook published today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) economic activity in OECD countries is picking up faster than expected but volatile sovereign debt markets and overheating in emerging-market economies are presenting incr...


UK — Outplacement support should be compulsory say UK workers

26 May 2010

New research by specialist recruitment group Hays Plc among almost 300 HR professionals and line managers and over 750 employees across the public, private and voluntary sectors, found that both employers and employees in the UK are calling for outplacement and career transition services, such as...


Spain — Summer temporary employment expected to be up by +10%

26 May 2010

In a new press release temporary staffing agency Adecco Spain predicts that temporary employment will be up by +10% this Summer (July, August, first half of September) compared to the Summer period of 2009. After the disastrous Summer period of 2009 when temporary employment fell by -30%, Adecco...


World — ILO annual conference to take place in Geneva

26 May 2010

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will hold its annual International Labour Conference in Geneva on 2 to 18 June 2010.   Government, worker and employer representatives from the ILO's 183 member states will discuss a series of topics, including: The elaboration of a standard on HI...


France — Pierre Beretti named new head of Altedia

26 May 2010

After the departure of Altedia Managing Director, Xavier Lacoste, and Co-Founder and President Philippe Kienast a few weeks ago, Pierre Beretti has been named new Managing Director of the group, specialist publication Challenges reports. Beretti was previously Human Resources Director at Alcatel...


Belgium — Blue collar temporary employment up by +20% year-on-year

26 May 2010

According to the latest monthly update on developments in the temporary employment sector published by the Belgian Federation for Employment (Federgon), the number of hours worked by temporary employees in April 2010 was up by +2.27% compared to the previous month. Month-on-month the number of h...