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Belgium — Polish temporary employment agencies undercut wages by 50% to 66%

22 February 2010

Polish employment agencies are offering temporary employees to the Belgian construction industry at 50% to 66% lower pay than local Belgian temporary employment agencies, Belgian daily De Morgen, reports. Polish temporary staffing firm NRW based in Szczecin offers temporary employees at 16 Euro...


Europe — Expected hiring levels are up in Q1 2010

22 February 2010

New research carried out among 6,151 companies in Europe, Africa, India, China and the US by Antal, the international staffing firm, entitled 'Global Snapshot' reveals that current hiring levels across the globe were up from 50% of respondents in the autumn to 53% in the first quarter of 2010. Th...


UK — Impellam Group's gross profit down by -10%

22 February 2010

Impellam Group Plc (IPEL:LSE), the multi-brand staffing group, today publishes preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Total turnover was down by -2.4% from 1.07 billion Pounds in December 2008 to 1.04 billion Pounds in December 2009. Gross profit was down by -10% from 189.6 mil...


Ireland — Third consecutive month of job market growth

19 February 2010

  The latest Irish Employment Monitor published by recruitment consultancy Premier Group reveals that the Irish professional jobs market saw a 15% month-on-month increase in new opportunities in January 2010 from 4,587 to 5,282 jobs. There was also a 12% increase in jobs from 4,715 to 5,282 in J...


UK — Hexagon Human Capital suspends trading on AIM

19 February 2010

Hexagon Human Capital Plc (HHC:LSE), the interim management and executive search firm, has announced the suspension of trading of their shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The company says in a statement "further to the announcement made on 4 February 2010 the directors are contin...


Germany — Minister threatens to tighten employment legislation

19 February 2010

  The so-called Schlecker scandal, which recently involved Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker sacking large numbers of employees in order to re-employ them via temporary employment agency Meniar at much reduced wages, continues to stir emotions amongst top German politicians. Meniar app...


France — 2010 expected to be the year of disputes over salary increases

19 February 2010

2010 is promising to be a year of high tensions over salaries. Marcel Grignard, Deputy Secretary General of the CFDT union (Confederation Francaise Democratique du Travail), told French daily Le Figaro, "if salary negotiations are successful the best we can hope for is an increase in salary of +1...


France — 2010 expected to be the year of disputes over salary increases

19 February 2010

  2010 is promising to be a year of high tensions over salaries. Marcel Grignard, Deputy Secretary General of the CFDT union (Confederation Francaise Democratique du Travail), told French daily Le Figaro, "if salary negotiations are successful the best we can hope for is an increase in salary of...


Spain — 54% of managers believe staff are de-motivated

19 February 2010

New research carried out by temporary staffing agency Unique (part of USG People) shows that only 54% of managers believe that their staff are motivated. 30% believe that theirstaff are not motivated and 16% don't know. Unique Spain's General Director, Javier Ayuso commented "motivation is one...


UK — Hexagon Human Capital suspends trading on AIM

19 February 2010

  Hexagon Human Capital Plc (HHC:LSE), the interim management and executive search firm, has announced the suspension of trading of their shares on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The company says in a statement "further to the announcement made on 4 February 2010 the directors are con...