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Germany — Court ruling could cost temporary staffing agencies billions of Euro

9 December 2009

  Monday's ruling by the labour court of Berlin to declare minimum wages negotiated by the 'Tariff Association of Christian Unions for Temporary Employment and Staffing Agency Services' (CGZP) as null and void will have a far-reaching impact for hundreds of employment agencies in Germany if the...


UK — Staffing firms dominate Fast Track 100

9 December 2009

  Staffing firms take up a fifth of the places in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the UK based on sales. The successful companies all participate in the professional/executive half of the market with many operating in the IT and/or Telecoms sta...


Spain — Male unemployment expected to rise by a further 407,000 by March 2010

9 December 2009

The latest Labour Indicator Report (Indicador Laboral) for the third quarter of 2009 with projections for the first quarter of 2010 published by IESE Business School on behalf of Adecco Spain reveals that four out of five jobs lost over the last 12 months were occupied by men. There are now 1,14...


UK — 19 months high of temporary staffing placement index

9 December 2009

  The latest monthly Report on Jobs produced by Markit Economics and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG shows that the index of temporary staffing placements increased in November 2009 to a 19-month high of 56.1 from 52.4 in the previous month of this year....


Switzerland — Quotas for foreign workers discussion

9 December 2009

  Confronted with rising unemployment, several politicians are calling for a return to quotas for immigrant workers to protect the indigenous population of Switzerland in the workplace. Charles Belaz, Managing Director of Manpower Switzerland told Le Temps "I can assure you that if we could fin...


Germany — Court ruling could cost temporary staffing agencies billions of Euro

9 December 2009

Monday's ruling by the labour court of Berlin to declare minimum wages negotiated by the 'Tariff Association of Christian Unions for Temporary Employment and Staffing Agency Services' (CGZP) as null and void will have a far-reaching impact for hundreds of employment agencies in Germany if the hig...


UK — 19 months high of temporary staffing placement index

9 December 2009

The latest monthly Report on Jobs produced by Markit Economics and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG shows that the index of temporary staffing placements increased in November 2009 to a 19-month high of 56.1 from 52.4 in the previous month of this year. Th...


UK — Staffing firms dominate Fast Track 100

9 December 2009

Staffing firms take up a fifth of the places in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the UK based on sales. The successful companies all participate in the professional/executive half of the market with many operating in the IT and/or Telecoms staffi...


Spain — Male unemployment expected to rise by a further 407,000 by March 2010

9 December 2009

  The latest Labour Indicator Report (Indicador Laboral) for the third quarter of 2009 with projections for the first quarter of 2010 published by IESE Business School on behalf of Adecco Spain reveals that four out of five jobs lost over the last 12 months were occupied by men. There are now 1...


Europe — Mixed hiring sentiments in different countries

8 December 2009

  Manpower Inc. has today released its Global Employment Outlook Survey on the first quarter of 2010. Across Europe, hiring sentiments are mixed with employers in eight countries indicating modest improvements compared to three months ago. Employers in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, The...