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UK — Government response to Western European Daily News article on the AWD

4 November 2009

Below is a response from the government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to our article on the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) dated 30 October 2009. Dear Sir, We would like to clarify some points made in your recent article "UK/Poland — BPCC warns against AWD" First, the UK...


France — Adenclassified revenues rescued by acquisition

4 November 2009

Adenclassified (ADEN:PAR), the web-based classified advertisement specialist on recruitment, training and property today announces consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2009. Total revenues were down by -4.7% from 14.5 million Euro in Q3 2008 to 13.8 million Euro in Q3 2009. However, li...


The Nethelands — Brunel revenues up but profits down

4 November 2009

Brunel International (BRI:AEX), the staffing, project management, recruitment and consultancy services group, has today released Q3 results for 2009. Revenues were up by 8.7% from 180.6 million Euro in Q3 2008 to 196.3 million Euro in Q3 2009. Gross profits were down by -7.1% from 42 million in...


UK — Bill Haynes elected Chair of new REC Accounting and Financial Services Group

4 November 2009

Bill Haynes, Chief Executive Officer of Verridian Plc. has been elected Chair of the REC's new Accounting and Financial Services group. The Accounting and Financial Services group is one of several new groups being launched this year and next to ensure the REC has a strong voice in each sector...


France — Government launches anonymous CV experiment

3 November 2009

50 French companies and local governments have agreed to take part in the French government's testing of recruitment via anonymous CVs in order to prevent racism, ageism and other prejudices, Agence France Presse reports. The anonymous CV is designed to open the door for job seekers. It can ther...


UK — Smaller and medium sized firms badly prepared for economic upturn

3 November 2009

New research from specialist recruitment consultants Robert Half has found that SMEs are less equipped than larger businesses to take advantage of an upturn in the economy, as they have taken a more reactive stance to business challenges. The report is based on a survey of 200 senior UK finance...


UK - REC announces 17% fall in the size of the UK market

3 November 2009

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) announced today an overall 17% fall in the size of combined UK temporary and permanent market. Based on research carried out for the REC by Cordoba Services the market size is estimated to be worth £22.49bn in 2008/9 down from £27.00bn the year be...


Italy — 78% of female employees feel that they are underpaid

3 November 2009

According to research carried out by job board and classified advertising specialists Subito.it, 86% of female Italian workers want to change jobs as soon as possible. Even though 64% of female workers are happy with their work, 72% get on very well with their colleagues and 55% have a good rel...


Spain — Start People launches agriculture and food division

3 November 2009

Temporary employment agency Start People Spain, a subsidiary of Dutch multinational staffing group USG People, has launched a division which specialises in the agricultural, fisheries and food production industries. The industry is the first manufacturing sector in Spain with a turnover of 90 bi...


Switzerland — Slight recovery of the labour market

3 November 2009

The latest figures released by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), show that the employment situation in the country shows a slight improvement but is still noticeably negative. The so-called KOF employment index reached -7.2 points in October 2009. This is an improvement...