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UK — Hexagon Human Capital suspends trading on AIM

19 February 2010

Hexagon Human Capital Plc (HHC:LSE), the interim management and executive search firm, has announced the suspension of trading of their shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The company says in a statement "further to the announcement made on 4 February 2010 the directors are contin...


Germany — Minister threatens to tighten employment legislation

19 February 2010

  The so-called Schlecker scandal, which recently involved Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker sacking large numbers of employees in order to re-employ them via temporary employment agency Meniar at much reduced wages, continues to stir emotions amongst top German politicians. Meniar app...


France — 2010 expected to be the year of disputes over salary increases

19 February 2010

2010 is promising to be a year of high tensions over salaries. Marcel Grignard, Deputy Secretary General of the CFDT union (Confederation Francaise Democratique du Travail), told French daily Le Figaro, "if salary negotiations are successful the best we can hope for is an increase in salary of +1...


France — 2010 expected to be the year of disputes over salary increases

19 February 2010

  2010 is promising to be a year of high tensions over salaries. Marcel Grignard, Deputy Secretary General of the CFDT union (Confederation Francaise Democratique du Travail), told French daily Le Figaro, "if salary negotiations are successful the best we can hope for is an increase in salary of...


Spain — 54% of managers believe staff are de-motivated

19 February 2010

New research carried out by temporary staffing agency Unique (part of USG People) shows that only 54% of managers believe that their staff are motivated. 30% believe that theirstaff are not motivated and 16% don't know. Unique Spain's General Director, Javier Ayuso commented "motivation is one...


UK — Hexagon Human Capital suspends trading on AIM

19 February 2010

  Hexagon Human Capital Plc (HHC:LSE), the interim management and executive search firm, has announced the suspension of trading of their shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The company says in a statement "further to the announcement made on 4 February 2010 the directors are con...


Spain — 54% of managers believe staff are de-motivated

19 February 2010

  New research carried out by temporary staffing agency Unique (part of USG People) shows that only 54% of managers believe that their staff are motivated. 30% believe that theirstaff are not motivated and 16% don't know. Unique Spain's General Director, Javier Ayuso commented "motivation is o...


Ireland — Third consecutive month of job market growth

19 February 2010

The latest Irish Employment Monitor published by recruitment consultancy Premier Group reveals that the Irish professional jobs market saw a 15% month-on-month increase in new opportunities in January 2010 from 4,587 to 5,282 jobs. There was also a 12% increase in jobs from 4,715 to 5,282 in Janu...


Germany — Minister threatens to tighten employment legislation

19 February 2010

The so-called Schlecker scandal, which recently involved Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker sacking large numbers of employees in order to re-employ them via temporary employment agency Meniar at much reduced wages, continues to stir emotions amongst top German politicians. Meniar appear...


Portugal — Unemployment at 10.1% in Q4 2009

18 February 2010

The latest labour market data published by Statistics Portugal (Instituto Nacional de Estatisticas), the estimated unemployment rate reached 10.1% in the 4th quarter of 2009, an increase of 2.3 percentage points compared to the same quarter of 2008 and up by 0.3 percentage points when compared to...