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UK — London Financial services hiring up by 13% in February 2010

17 March 2010

The latest London Employment Monitor published by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley (part of Premier Group) reveals that the financial services hiring market in London saw a second month of growth in February 2010 with a 13% month-on-month rise in job numbers from 4,646 to 5,254 in the first full...


Netherlands — Employers struggle with Social Media Codes

17 March 2010

  Even though social networks like Twitter, Facebook and MySpace are immensely popular, few employers know what to do when their staff make derogatory remarks about their companies, Het Financieele Dagblad reports. Stefan Sagel from lawyers firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek said, "there is no h...


UK — First quarterly fall in unemployment since May 2008

17 March 2010

According to the latest labour market statistics published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the employment rate for the three months to January 2010 was 72.2 per cent. The rate is down 0.3 on the quarter and it has not been lower since the three months to November 1996. The numbe...


UK — First quarterly fall in unemployment since May 2008

17 March 2010

  According to the latest labour market statistics published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the employment rate for the three months to January 2010 was 72.2 per cent. The rate is down 0.3 on the quarter and it has not been lower since the three months to November 1996. The nu...


UK — Initio International has acquired Longbridge International

17 March 2010

  Recruitment company Initio International Ltd, has acquired legal recruitment firm Longbridge International Ltd. Initio is a recent Management Buy-Out (MBO) from Japanese-owned Faro Recruitment Group and operates in the USA (Monroe Staffing Inc.) and Spain (ALG Consultores). The Group's aim...


UK — Initio International has acquired Longbridge International

17 March 2010

Recruitment company Initio International Ltd, has acquired legal recruitment firm Longbridge International Ltd. Initio is a recent Management Buy-Out (MBO) from Japanese-owned Faro Recruitment Group and operates in the USA (Monroe Staffing Inc.) and Spain (ALG Consultores). The Group's aim is t...


France — Allowing temporary employees to work as personal carers has tax implications

16 March 2010

The French government is considering an amendment to existing legislation, which would allow temporary employment agencies to provide personal care services, La Tribune reports. Under current legislation, temporary employees can only stand in for existing care personnel or help out at peak times...


UK — Hays and SourceRight Solutions establish alliance

16 March 2010

  Hays plc, the recruiting group and SourceRight Solutions, the outsourced talent acquisition functions management firm (part of SFN Group, Inc.) today announce that the companies have established a strategic alliance to offer talent acquisition solutions on a global scale. The two companies wil...


UK — Administrators sell Hexagon to management

16 March 2010

  Hexagon Human Capital PLC (HHC:LSE), the executive search and interim management consultancy, has announced the appointment of administrators and the sale of the firm by way of a management buyout. The company says in a statement: "On 18 February 2010 the Company announced that trading in its...


France — Allowing temporary employees to work as personal carers has tax implications

16 March 2010

  The French government is considering an amendment to existing legislation, which would allow temporary employment agencies to provide personal care services, La Tribune reports. Under current legislation, temporary employees can only stand in for existing care personnel or help out at peak ti...