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UK — ASA bans offensive Reed Online advertisement

20 January 2010

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a radio advertisement for recruitment firm Reed Online for implying that Germans are tyrannical, the BBC reports. The radio campaign featured a man speaking to his boss, who responded in loud staccato bursts evocative of the speeches of Adolf...


UK — Unemployment figures not as bad as expected

20 January 2010

According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the employment rate for September to November 2009 was 72.4%. This is the lowest since the winter of 1996-97 and is down 0.1 on the quarter. The number of people in employment fell by 14,000 on the quarter to reach 28.92 m...


Spain — Government wants temporary employment agencies to enter the permanent staffing sector

19 January 2010

  The government has invited unions and employers to participate in a second round of negotiations on whether temporary employment agencies should in future be allowed to work on permanent staffing in line with other countries of the European Union, La Vanguardia reports. The negotiations are d...


Europe — Romania tops pay equality table

19 January 2010

A new report published by Adecco Spain and IESE Business School reveals that pay equality between men and women in the European Union is very much a concept of wishful thinking. The report is based on data provided by the statistics office of the European Union (Eurostat) and shows that Austrian...


France — Mixed outlook for engineers

19 January 2010

The latest statistics on the labour market published by the Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC) paint a mixed picture of the latest developments in job opportunities for engineers, Le Figaro reports. In November 2009, there were 8% more job offers for engineers when compared to Nov...


Spain — Government wants temporary employment agencies to enter the permanent staffing sector

19 January 2010

The government has invited unions and employers to participate in a second round of negotiations on whether temporary employment agencies should in future be allowed to work on permanent staffing in line with other countries of the European Union, La Vanguardia reports. The negotiations are due...


Europe — Romania tops pay equality table

19 January 2010

  A new report published by Adecco Spain and IESE Business School reveals that pay equality between men and women in the European Union is very much a concept of wishful thinking. The report is based on data provided by the statistics office of the European Union (Eurostat) and shows that Austr...


UK — British Chamber of Commerce warns against more red tape

19 January 2010

  A 25.6bn employment bill risks job creation and recovery, argues the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). New research from the BCC reveals that upcoming employment regulations and taxes will cost UK businesses a staggering 25.6 billion Pounds over the next four years, which could adversely imp...


France — Mixed outlook for engineers

19 January 2010

  The latest statistics on the labour market published by the Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC) paint a mixed picture of the latest developments in job opportunities for engineers, Le Figaro reports. In November 2009, there were 8% more job offers for engineers when compared to...


UK — British Chamber of Commerce warns against more red tape

19 January 2010

A 25.6bn employment bill risks job creation and recovery, argues the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). New research from the BCC reveals that upcoming employment regulations and taxes will cost UK businesses a staggering 25.6 billion Pounds over the next four years, which could adversely impact...