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19 November 2009

  The daily news is only a tiny part of what we do. Every month we produce an update of the latest legislative and regulatory changes for staffing firms and buyers from around Europe in association with the Ius Laboirs legal grouping. This is out today for members via this link.


Latest European Research

19 November 2009

  The daily news is only a tiny part of what we do. Every month we produce an update of the latest legislative and regulatory changes for staffing firms and buyers from around Europe in association with the Ius Laboirs legal grouping. This is out today for members via this link.


Spain — The unemployed are desperate to find a Christmas job

19 November 2009

In the country with one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe, job seekers are trying to outdo each other in order to get a job as shelf stackers or sales assistants during the Christmas period, El Periodico Mediterraneo reports. Montse Marqueno, Regional Director of staffing agency Manpow...


Europe — Recovery still too timid to halt rising unemployment, says OECD Economic Outlook

19 November 2009

The economic recovery now spreading across OECD countries is still too timid to halt the continuing rise in unemployment, according to the OECD's latest Economic Outlook. The jobless rate is expected to peak in the first half of 2010 in the US, but it may not be until 2011 that unemployment begi...


UK — Public contracts to be awarded on the basis of equality

19 November 2009

An equality law included in the Queen's Speech (which is written by the Government) yesterday could mean that when two companies make similar bids for a state contract, the final decision would rest on which of them employs the most women or members of minority groups, the Daily Telegraph reports...


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19 November 2009

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UK — Slowdown in the decline of the labour market

18 November 2009

Since the start of the recession, there have been falls in the number of jobs, resulting in lower employment, increases in redundancies and increases in unemployment, according to an Office for National Statistics (ONS) article released today. However, the rate of decline of the labour market ha...


UK — Salary Sacrifice creates unfair advantage

18 November 2009

Employment agencies are alleged by some of their competitors to be exploiting a loophole in UK the tax rules, by encouraging their employees to “sacrificeâ€? part of their salary in favour of reimbursed via non-taxable expenses. Marie Samuels, a Benefit Manager at Gap Personnel quoted in the G...


UK — Savile Group acquires the right to take a controlling interest in Ashbourne

18 November 2009

Savile Group plc (SAVG:LSE), the AIM listed human resources consulting group, has announced that it has acquired the right to take a controlling interest in Ashbourne Assessment Systems Limited. Ashbourne is based in Oxfordshire and provides assessment, selection and training services to the pub...


Italy — Minister is considering the French model

18 November 2009

Maurizio Sacconi, Minister for Labour, Health and Social Affairs, is currently considering spending 40 million Euro on incentives for temporary and permanent staffing agencies to find jobs for the unemployed. This follows the decision by the French government earlier this year to contract staff...