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Ireland — Wage restraint seen as advantageous for FDI

26 January 2010

  Berkley Recruitment Group, the Dublin-based permanent and temporary staffing firm, has published its latest 'Jobs Market Sentiment Survey'. The major findings of the report are: Irish workers are committed, wages are stabilising and costs of hiring and retention are attractive to Foreign Dire...


France — Job centres accelerate handing over process to private staffing agencies

25 January 2010

  The French official government job centres (Pole Emploi) have announced that 74,000 registered job seekers have been handed over to private staffing firms during the period from September 2009 to 31 December 2009 in order to find them employment and remove the bottleneck at the job centres dur...


Ireland — Architectural firms have shed 60% of staff in two years

25 January 2010

  A new report by the Irish subsidiary of specialist recruitment firm Hays reveals that three in five employees (60%) in architectural companies in Ireland have lost their jobs since 2007. Almost one third of architectural firms nationwide (32%) have laid off between 61% and 100% of their staff...


France — Job centres accelerate handing over process to private staffing agencies

25 January 2010

The French official government job centres (Pole Emploi) have announced that 74,000 registered job seekers have been handed over to private staffing firms during the period from September 2009 to 31 December 2009 in order to find them employment and remove the bottleneck at the job centres during...


UK — Bankers move to private equity firms to avoid tougher regulation

25 January 2010

  Many of London's investment bankers are seeking to quit the industry in favour of private equity firms and hedge funds to escape heavy regulation and public censure for the financial crisis, The Guardian reports. Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International told the Guardian that...


Ireland — New legislation to undercut minimum pay

25 January 2010

Under a new law being introduced by the government, employers will be able to apply for an exemption from wage agreements by pleading 'inability to pay' in court, the Irish Independent reports. The new legislation will require the consent of the majority of workers before employers can cut hourl...


Ireland — New legislation to undercut minimum pay

25 January 2010

  Under a new law being introduced by the government, employers will be able to apply for an exemption from wage agreements by pleading 'inability to pay' in court, the Irish Independent reports. The new legislation will require the consent of the majority of workers before employers can cut ho...


UK — Bankers move to private equity firms to avoid tougher regulation

25 January 2010

Many of London's investment bankers are seeking to quit the industry in favour of private equity firms and hedge funds to escape heavy regulation and public censure for the financial crisis, The Guardian reports. Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International told the Guardian that it...


Ireland — Architectural firms have shed 60% of staff in two years

25 January 2010

A new report by the Irish subsidiary of specialist recruitment firm Hays reveals that three in five employees (60%) in architectural companies in Ireland have lost their jobs since 2007. Almost one third of architectural firms nationwide (32%) have laid off between 61% and 100% of their staff du...


UK — Albany Group has funding withdrawn

22 January 2010

Neutral vendor and workforce management company the Albany Group has apologised for any inconvenience or financial hardship to staffing companies and contractors after admitting that a 3 million Pounds factoring facility for three of its UK companies has been withdrawn, Recruiter reports. The co...