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UK – Rethink to de-list

27 November 2014

At its general meeting yesterday, UK-based recruitment and consulting company Rethink Group (RTG: AIM) announced that shareholders had approved proposals to de-list from AIM. The last day of dealings of the company’s ordinary shares on AIM will be 8 December 2014 and the de-listing will become ef...


Ireland – Technology will eat jobs and trigger higher unemployment, says CPL Resources CEO

27 November 2014

There is a “real likelihood” that Ireland will have to accept higher levels of unemployment as technology advances, according to Anne Heraty, the CEO of recruitment firm CPL Resources, reports The Irish Independent. "The economists say normal unemployment is about 4% or 4.5% in any econ...


Switzerland – Strong increase in job vacancies in November

27 November 2014

The number of jobs advertised online across Switzerland increased by +10.9% during November 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest Swiss Job Index (SJI) from recruitment firm Michael Page.Month-on-month, however, the number of online jobs adverts decreased by -1.7%,...


UK – Healthcare recruiter announces multi-million pound expansion

27 November 2014

Ireland-headquartered specialist healthcare recruitment firm the TTM Healthcare Group has announced a major expansion of its UK and international operations.A provider of nursing, medical and allied health staff to the NHS and leading private health and care organisations across the UK, TTM Healt...


Italy – Prime Minister wins key vote for labour reforms

26 November 2014

Matteo Renzi's labour market reform cleared a key hurdle in Parliament yesterday, in a show of political strength by the country's 39-year Prime Minister who has waged battle for weeks with the left wing of his party to secure the measure's passage, reports The Financial Times. The labour ma...


UK – Unions warned not to “tar all umbrellas with the same brush”

26 November 2014

Hundreds of construction workers are today expected to descend on Westminster in a demonstration organised by the UCATT and Unite unions, with several other protests taking place across the country as part of a co-ordinated campaign.  The unions claim tens of thousands of “exploited” co...


Germany – Few companies looking to hire

26 November 2014

Few German companies are looking to hire additional staff, according to the latest Employment Barometer from the Institute for Economic Research (Ifo).The index fell to 105.4 in November 2014, down from 106.9 in October 2014, and down from 107.9 in November 2013....


World – Top executive compensation averages €1.4 million at largest companies

26 November 2014

The average cash compensation of a top executive at a large, global corporation is €1.4 million, with an average increase of +3.5% per year over the past five years, according to a global survey from executive search firm Pedersen & Partners. The compensation includes a base salary of €681,00...


Germany – Adecco’s Regional Head to step down

26 November 2014

Adecco Group today announced that Andreas Dinges, Regional Head of Germany & Austria and member of the Executive Committee, will step down for personal reasons by the end of June 2015. He will, however, remain on the supervisory board of Adecco’s professional staffing companies in Germany; DI...


UK – Despite growth and strong trading, Harvey Nash expects full year operating profit to remain unchanged

25 November 2014

In a trading statement released today, staffing firm Harvey Nash (HVN: LSE ) announced constant currency revenue growth of +1.5% for the third quarter ending 31 October 2014, compared with the same period last year.Gross profit for the period increased by +7.8%, year-on-year, driven by strong dem...