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UK — REC calls for vetting and assessment of overseas locum doctors

15 January 2010

  The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has responded to the recent discussions in the press on the potential risks posed by overseas doctors brought over to work 'out of hours' in the NHS. Commenting on the current inquest into the deaths of two patients in Cambridgeshire treated by...


UK — 53% of employers check out potential staff on social networking sites

15 January 2010

  Recruitment agencies may be in danger of having their reputations sullied indirectly by social networks, new research suggests. A recent survey by online jobsite CareerBuilder.co.uk reveals that 53% of employers use social networks to screen job candidates, and the findings on those candidate...


UK — Hydrogen Group expects FY09 results to be slightly ahead of market expectations

15 January 2010

Hydrogen Group Plc (HYDG:LSE), the specialist professional recruitment business, has issued a trading update in respect of its financial year ended 31 December 2009. The group said: "Although trading across the global recruitment markets continued to be challenging throughout 2009, the modest im...


Germany — Daimler employs temporary workers again

14 January 2010

  German carmaker Daimler AG (DAI) is ramping up capacity and employing temporary workers again, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. A Daimler spokeswoman told the newspaper that the company is currently employing 300 temporary workers. She said the contracts will run until the end of the f...


Germany — Chancellor Merkel speaks out for temporary employment

14 January 2010

  The abuse of temporary employment legislation by Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker with the aim of cutting former employees' salaries in half by re-employing them via an in-house staffing agency has created suspicion against temporary employment altogether in Germany. The Federal Min...


France — Randstad redundancy scheme invalidated by law court

14 January 2010

  The tribunal of Bobigny in Greater Paris has invalidated a redundancy scheme (PSE) put forward by staffing group Randstad concerning 489 redundancies in France on the basis of a "brutal collapse of temporary employment activity, which has forced Randstad to adapt to a strong fall in demand", L...


UK — Inquest into new guidelines on out of hours locum doctors

14 January 2010

  An inquest into the death of a patient of Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust, who had been given 10 times the maximum dose of diamorphine by a locum doctor, is due to begin today. Patient David Gray had been treated by Daniel Ubani, a Nigerian doctor who holds a German passport, with a drug th...


Ireland — Recruitment industry up at the end of 2009

14 January 2010

  Reports from two recruitment firms show that the Irish hiring market ended 2009 on a positive note, RTE reports. Premier Group said it saw the first year on year monthly increase in the professional jobs market for the first time since February 2008 with a rise of 23%. It said the professi...


UK — Space tourist guides and virtual lawyers suggested as jobs for the future

14 January 2010

Research commissioned by the UK government and carried out by Fast Future Research entitled 'The Shape of Jobs to Come' reveals that population growth and climate change together with developments in science and technology will lead to different career prospects in 20 years' time. Space pilots,...


UK — Space tourist guides and virtual lawyers suggested as jobs for the future

14 January 2010

  Research commissioned by the UK government and carried out by Fast Future Research entitled 'The Shape of Jobs to Come' reveals that population growth and climate change together with developments in science and technology will lead to different career prospects in 20 years' time. Space pilot...