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Netherlands — Olympia announces divestment from insolvent German holding

22 January 2010

  Olympia Nederland BV, the Dutch subsidiary of listed German holding company Olympia Flexgroup AG, which has applied for an insolvency regime and the suspension of shares, is preparing to divest itself from the German holding in order to continue trading as an independent company, Flexmarkt rep...


UK — Childcare and teaching agencies fail to comply with the law

21 January 2010

Thirty-eight agencies in the teaching and childcare sectors have been issued with warnings by the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS) for failing to comply with the law. Eleven agencies were not following the correct processes when carrying out identity and qualification checks on peo...


UK — Empresaria 2009 results to be in line with market expectations

21 January 2010

  Empresaria Group Plc. (EMR:LSE), the recruitment and management services group, has today issued a trading update on the financial year of 2009 ended 31 December. Full year revenues were down by -6% from 208 million Pounds in 2008 to 195 million Pounds in 2009. Full year net fee income was do...


Europe — Anonymous CV not very successful

21 January 2010

The French Upper House of Parliament (Senat) has commissioned a report on the use of anonymous CVs across the countries of the European Union, Le Figaro reports. The aim of the anonymous CV is to prevent all forms of discrimination in the recruitment process. Belgium is the only country which...


UK — Childcare and teaching agencies fail to comply with the law

21 January 2010

  Thirty-eight agencies in the teaching and childcare sectors have been issued with warnings by the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS) for failing to comply with the law. Eleven agencies were not following the correct processes when carrying out identity and qualification checks on...


UK — Morson Group 2009 results expected to be at the bottom end of expectations

21 January 2010

  Morson Group Plc. (MRN:LSE), the human capital resourcing group, announced today that the results for the year ended 31 December 2009 are anticipated to be within analyst forecasts albeit at the bottom end of expectations and below consensus market forecasts. Effective cash management and lo...


UK — Empresaria 2009 results to be in line with market expectations

21 January 2010

Empresaria Group Plc. (EMR:LSE), the recruitment and management services group, has today issued a trading update on the financial year of 2009 ended 31 December. Full year revenues were down by -6% from 208 million Pounds in 2008 to 195 million Pounds in 2009. Full year net fee income was down...


Germany — Government heavily subsidises temporary employees

21 January 2010

  The government has officially responded to a query by the Green Party about how much money from public funds is spent on subsidies for temporary employees in the country each year, Financial Times Deutschland reports. The government has responded by saying "in order to increase the income of...


UK — Significant increase in financial services hiring expected in 2010

21 January 2010

A survey by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley among 124 Human Resources and line managers within London's financial services industry found that 82.9% of respondents believe that hiring across the sector will increase in 2010, while 16.2% thought hiring levels would stay the same as 2009. Over ha...


UK — Significant increase in financial services hiring expected in 2010

21 January 2010

  A survey by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley among 124 Human Resources and line managers within London's financial services industry found that 82.9% of respondents believe that hiring across the sector will increase in 2010, while 16.2% thought hiring levels would stay the same as 2009. Over...