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UK — Tightened recruitment laws on immigrants are holding back business

26 November 2009

  The UK points-based system on employing immigrants from non-European Union (EU) countries enables employers to hire non-EU workers if their jobs are included in a list of occupations considered to have a shortage of skilled workers in the UK. Under the new rules proposed by the Migration Advi...


UK — Tightened recruitment laws on immigrants are holding back business

26 November 2009

The UK points-based system on employing immigrants from non-European Union (EU) countries enables employers to hire non-EU workers if their jobs are included in a list of occupations considered to have a shortage of skilled workers in the UK. Under the new rules proposed by the Migration Advisor...


UK — GLA guidance on travel scheme and umbrella companies

26 November 2009

  The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has issued a guidance brief for GLA license holders who operate travel schemes and for those who use the payroll services of an umbrella company. Members are reminded that payroll companies who employ workers directly must hold a GLA license. The use o...


UK — GLA guidance on travel scheme and umbrella companies

26 November 2009

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has issued a guidance brief for GLA license holders who operate travel schemes and for those who use the payroll services of an umbrella company. Members are reminded that payroll companies who employ workers directly must hold a GLA license. The use of a...


Spain — The myth of foreigners stealing jobs from the locals

26 November 2009

A new survey published by Adecco Spain and IESE Business School reveals that the idea that immigrants are taking away jobs from Spaniards in the current economic crisis is a complete myth. The report shows that whilst the employment rate among Spaniards over the last 12 months is down by -6.9%...


Germany — Managerial level temporaries have not lost their jobs

26 November 2009

A report by the Federal Statistics Office (Statistisches Bundesamt) reveals that the recent job losses among temporary employees were directly linked to their level of training, education and experience. In the second quarter of 2009 the number of unqualified temporary labourers fell by -49% whe...


Spain — The myth of foreigners stealing jobs from the locals

26 November 2009

  A new survey published by Adecco Spain and IESE Business School reveals that the idea that immigrants are taking away jobs from Spaniards in the current economic crisis is a complete myth. The report shows that whilst the employment rate among Spaniards over the last 12 months is down by -6....


UK — Harvey Nash shares tumble following interim management statement

26 November 2009

Harvey Nash Group Plc. (HVN:LSE), the recruitment and outsourcing group, yesterday published an interim management statement for the period from 1 August 2009 to 24 November 2009, which sent their shares down by -17.98% to 36.50 Pence. The group said "in our interim results issued on the 30th S...


The Netherlands — Temporary employees' working hours fall by -22%

25 November 2009

  The latest market figures published by the Association of Temporary Employers (ABU) for the four weeks ended 1 November 2009 reveal that the number of working hours carried out by temporary employees in The Netherlands have decreased by -22% compared to the same period in 2008. The period had...


Belgium — Number of outplacement up but success rates down

25 November 2009

  Randstad subsidiary Galilei's order book for outplacement assignments is up by 57% in 2009 compared to the previous year, RTL reports. Due to the numerous corporate re-structurings in the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, outplacement assignments are up by 73% when compared to last year. H...