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Spain — Unjustified absenteeism down by 90%

31 December 2009

  A new report by Randstad reveals that unjustified absenteeism from work is down by 90% because people are concerned about losing their jobs in times of economic crisis, La Vanguardia reports. Randstad Spain Managing Director, Oscar Gutierrez, said in a statement "absenteeism has come down to...


Spain — Unjustified absenteeism down by 90%

31 December 2009

A new report by Randstad reveals that unjustified absenteeism from work is down by 90% because people are concerned about losing their jobs in times of economic crisis, La Vanguardia reports. Randstad Spain Managing Director, Oscar Gutierrez, said in a statement "absenteeism has come down to an...


Netherlands — Clients jointly liable for rogue staffing agencies

31 December 2009

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment announces that from 1 January 2010 clients who hire temporary employees via staffing agencies, which are not certified to comply with the standards of the independent Labour Standards Foundation (SNA) are legally liable for the payment of minimum wage...


Germany — Association paints mixed picture for temporary employment

31 December 2009

  In his end of year review and outlook for 2010, the President of the Association of Temporary Employers (BZA) paints a mixed picture of the industry. Volker Enkerts said "we knew that 2009 was going to be a difficult year and we were not surprised that temporary employment fell to 517,000 in...


Germany — Association paints mixed picture for temporary employment

31 December 2009

In his end of year review and outlook for 2010, the President of the Association of Temporary Employers (BZA) paints a mixed picture of the industry. Volker Enkerts said "we knew that 2009 was going to be a difficult year and we were not surprised that temporary employment fell to 517,000 in the...


UK — City gives SThree the thumbs up

31 December 2009

SThree (STHR:LSE) shares have benefitted from recovered hopes for the industry and revived takeover speculation during of the quietest times of the year, the Daily Mail reports. Shares jumped 10.3 Pence to a year's high of 294 Pence as buyers either believe that 2010 will be a much better year f...


Netherlands — Clients jointly liable for rogue staffing agencies

31 December 2009

  The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment announces that from 1 January 2010 clients who hire temporary employees via staffing agencies, which are not certified to comply with the standards of the independent Labour Standards Foundation (SNA) are legally liable for the payment of minimum w...


UK — City gives SThree the thumbs up

31 December 2009

  SThree (STHR:LSE) shares have benefitted from recovered hopes for the industry and revived takeover speculation during of the quietest times of the year, the Daily Mail reports. Shares jumped 10.3 Pence to a year's high of 294 Pence as buyers either believe that 2010 will be a much better yea...


Germany — The majority of industry sectors predict further redundancies for 2010

30 December 2009

A new survey by the Institute of the German Economy (IW) carried out among 44 industry associations across the country reveals that whilst the majority of industry sectors believe that the worst of the crisis is over, the majority also believe that further redundancies will be inevitable in 2010....


Netherlands — No agreement on criteria for early retirement

30 December 2009

The concept of excluding people with 'heavy duty jobs' from the government's decision to extend the age for receiving the State Pension (AOW) from 65 to 67 by 2025 continues to cause controversy in The Netherlands. Following public and political pressure the Social Affairs Minister has agreed to...