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UK — 78.9% of city workers expect a similar or higher bonus compared to last year

15 October 2009

Morgan McKinley, the financial recruitment specialist, has published the latest 'London Employment Monitor' covering September 2009 figures. The report is based on a survey among 200 of London's financial services professionals. With the bonus season fast approaching, 82% of interviewees expect...


Spain — Fundamental legal changes on staffing agencies

14 October 2009

The opposition Conservative Party (Partido Popular) and the Catalan Liberal Centrist Party (Convergencia i Unio) are likely to team up against the governing Labour Party (PSOE) on fundamentally changing the legal position of temporary employment agencies, Expansion writes. The Conservatives wan...


UK — Banking and investment job seekers face a mixed picture

14 October 2009

Data collected on recent job offers by financial services recruitment specialists, Joslin Rowe (a Randstad subsidiary), shows a clear pattern of hot and cold spots emerging from the pay packets involved. Salaries for new joiners within banking operations have remained steady following the intro...


Ireland — Green energy means thousands of new jobs

14 October 2009

The National Standards Authority of Ireland and Sustainable Energy Ireland believe that a new and emerging energy management industry could grow to employ thousands of Irish people if the country decides to play a leading role in climate change solutions, SiliconRepublic reports. "All over the...


Europe — Online recruitment activity dips by 3%

13 October 2009

The Monster Employment Index Europe, a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards across Europe including Monster is out today. The Monster Employment Index Europe dipped in September, as offerings fel...


France — Adecco to open a staffing agency for people with disabilities

13 October 2009

France's largest temporary employment group has decided to open a new agency, which will be dedicated 100% to people with disabilities, Le Figaro reports. Adecco France President, Francois Davy, said "companies have difficulties in finding people with disabilities who are qualified. We want to m...


Ireland — Passing of second referendum creates feel-good factor

13 October 2009

A survey conducted by Irish recruitment firm Berkley found that 3 out of 4 workers believe the passing of the Lisbon Treaty will have a positive impact on Ireland's economic recovery, the Irish Examiner reports today. Employees are becoming more optimistic. Only 44% feel that the recession is ge...


UK — ReThink appoints new Managing Director of its recruitment brands

13 October 2009

ReThink, the AIM listed permanent and temporary staffing firm, has appointed Andy Lord as the new Managing Director of its recruitment brands. Lord is one of the co-founders and executive directors of ReThink, and was previously the director in charge of the Northern operations of the group. H...


UK — Lord Jones named as advisor to Harvey Nash Group

12 October 2009

Harvey Nash Group, the specialist recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider, today announces the appointment of Lord Digby Jones as Senior Advisor to the Group. The former CBI Director-General and Minister of UK Trade & Investment joins the organisation as a global business am...


Ireland — Recruitment firm wins trade mark battle against Scientology

12 October 2009

Prosperity, a recruitment agency specialising in Media, Design and Marketing, has won a highly unusual tussle with the quasi-religious cult, the Scientologists. Prosperity Recruitment had applied to register the trade mark of its own name: "Prosperity". However, objections arose as the Church of...