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Staffing Industry Analysts names new president

15 January 2010

Staffing Industry Analysts announced today it promoted Barry Asin to president. Asin had served as the firm's chief analyst and managing executive. Asin has more than 20 years' experience working with Fortune 1000 companies and staffing firms on contingent labour strategies and programmes. Asi...


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 candidates w...


Ireland — Brain drain is a problem again due to the economic crisis

15 January 2010

The current economic recession has created an exceptional demand for working holiday schemes in Canada aimed at the under 35 year olds. The dire economic climate has seen some of the best and brightest packing their bags in the hope of being able to stay on after the working holiday and find a lo...


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...