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Ireland — Recruitment firm opens new Northern Ireland office

21 September 2009

Ireland’s largest recruitment agency has opened an office in Belfast, indicating confidence that the Northern Ireland economy is on the upturn. CPL Resources, which offers recruitment, outsourcing and HR solutions and has offices across Ireland, Eastern Europe and London, decided the time was...


Ireland — Canada is the latest destination for Irish temporary workers

21 September 2009

The 'working abroad' jobs trade fair, which took place in Dublin over the weekend had a strong focus on job offers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Organiser Stephen McLarnon told the Irish Independent, "we used to be called the 'Down-Under expo' (refers to Australia and New Zealand) but we...


Germany — Care for the elderly is a huge opportunity for temporary employees

21 September 2009

German union ver.di is organising a massive demonstration by Hamburg's care for the elderly workers today in the centre of the city. At 19:00 hours there will be discussion rounds between union members and the CDU (conservative party), the SPD (labour party), GAL (green party) and Linke (left par...


Germany — Europe’s largest HR exhibition starts tomorrow in Cologne

21 September 2009

HRM Expo, Europe's largest HR exhibition, will take place over three days from 22 to 24 September 2009 in Cologne. A large number of the presentations will be in English. Among the experts speaking at the exhibition are Dr. Laurenz Andrzejewski who will point out the obstacles companies face in...


Switzerland — First signs of recovery of management employment market

18 September 2009

"In this second semester the market is once again dynamic but we didn't have such a terrible downturn in top management recruitment anyway," Serge Rogivue Director at recruitment agency SR Conseil in Vevey, told La Tribune de Geneve. Rogivue said further, "the downturn was really at the luxury e...


France — Some fundamental differences between the French and the Belgian labour markets

18 September 2009

In an interview with Lille-based 'La Voix du Nord' newspaper, Fabrice Verheye of the official French Government's Employment Agency 'Pole Emploi' explains why 15 kilometres down the road the labour market is very different from France. In France, temporary employees tend to be used as stand-ins...


Germany — Temporary employees in demand again

18 September 2009

After having reached its lowest point in May 2009, temporary employment grew by 4% in June, and continued to do so in July and August. According to official statistics from the Federal Association for Temporary Employment (BZA), there were 526,000 temporary employees in Germany in June 2009. Ba...


Portugal — New Adecco call centre in Guarda

18 September 2009

Professional staffing group Adecco has decided to open a client support call centre in the Guarda region of Portugal, close to the Spanish boarder. The staffing group will create 250 jobs and invest 800,000 Euro in the venture, Jornal de Noticias reports. Paulo Canoa, Managing Director of Adecc...


UK — Recruitment fraud detected at local authorities

18 September 2009

In a new report called 'Protecting the Public Purse' published by The Audit Commission, the independent watchdog organisation in charge of auditing the 200 billion Pounds spent by 11,000 local public bodies in the UK, has found various examples of temporary and permanent recruitment fraud. Counc...


Ireland — Tentative evidence that the rate of deterioration may be easing

17 September 2009

The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey has found that 13 per cent of Irish employers expect to reduce staff numbers between October and December this year. The survey, which measures 620 Irish employers' intentions to increase or decrease their workforces over the next three months, also...