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Europe — New EU parental leave agreement

1 December 2009

  The Ministers for Social Affairs of the European Union (EU) member states have yesterday agreed a new parental leave arrangement in order to end the huge disparity of arrangements in different countries of the EU, Tageblatt reports. The new arrangement will mean that both parents have the rig...


Europe — New EU parental leave agreement

1 December 2009

The Ministers for Social Affairs of the European Union (EU) member states have yesterday agreed a new parental leave arrangement in order to end the huge disparity of arrangements in different countries of the EU, Tageblatt reports. The new arrangement will mean that both parents have the right...


France — Ranking of best companies to work for

1 December 2009

The awards ceremony for the best France-based companies to work for took place in Paris last night. The ranking is based on a survey among 10,000 French employees carried out by Randstad France and follows the example of the Belgian ranking, which is now in its eighth year. Randstad France Presi...


Switzerland — Restrictions on immigrant workers considered

30 November 2009

  In an interview with 'NZZ am Sonnatg' the Minister for the Economy Doris Leuthard said that the decision by the Swiss Parliament (Bundersrat) not to invoke restrictions on immigration for work purposes was with hindsight a mistake. Switzerland, which is not a member of the European Union (EU)...


Italy — 125 staffing agencies have shut up shop this year

30 November 2009

A new report by the research centre of the Monza and Brianza Chamber of Commerce based on information issued by Companies House (Registro Imprese) and the Italian Institute for Statistics (Istat) reveals that 125 staffing agencies had to close over the last year, 50% of which were temporary staff...


Sweden — Responsibility for assisting immigrants in finding work to shift

30 November 2009

  A new bill presented to Parliament aims at giving the Swedish National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsformedlingen) greater responsibility for assistance in finding jobs for immigrant workers. A responsibility which currently lies with the country's 290 municipalities, Svenska Dagbladet repor...


Italy — 125 staffing agencies have shut up shop this year

30 November 2009

  A new report by the research centre of the Monza and Brianza Chamber of Commerce based on information issued by Companies House (Registro Imprese) and the Italian Institute for Statistics (Istat) reveals that 125 staffing agencies had to close over the last year, 50% of which were temporary st...


Sweden — Responsibility for assisting immigrants in finding work to shift

30 November 2009

A new bill presented to Parliament aims at giving the Swedish National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsformedlingen) greater responsibility for assistance in finding jobs for immigrant workers. A responsibility which currently lies with the country's 290 municipalities, Svenska Dagbladet reports....


France — Little confidence in management and unions

30 November 2009

A new research report carried out by TNS Sofres on behalf of Adecco subsidiary Altedia Human Resources among 1,005 employees in the public and private sectors reveals that French employees have little confidence in their management on the one hand and in the unions on the other, Les Echos reports...


Switzerland — Restrictions on immigrant workers considered

30 November 2009

In an interview with 'NZZ am Sonnatg' the Minister for the Economy Doris Leuthard said that the decision by the Swiss Parliament (Bundersrat) not to invoke restrictions on immigration for work purposes was with hindsight a mistake. Switzerland, which is not a member of the European Union (EU) ha...