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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...


Netherlands – Sustained staffing industry growth continues

25 November 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands increased by +9% during period 11 (13 October – 9 November), according to the latest figures from ABU, the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies.This follows year-on-year growth of +10% in period 10 and +8% in period nine. The n...


UK – Job vacancies outstrip jobseekers for the first time since the recession

25 November 2014

The number of job vacancies has overtaken the number of jobseekers for the first time since the recession, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk.Competition for jobs passed a milestone in October 2014 with the number of jobseekers falling below the number of advertised va...


UK – Candidate experience needs greater priority in large-scale recruitment supply chains

25 November 2014

HR and procurement professionals at the UK’s largest employers need to take a more rounded approach to managing their recruitment supply chain in order to ensure that they deliver the best candidate experience possible in addition to managing costs and time to hire.This is according to new resear...


UK – Candidate experience becoming increasingly important in recruitment process, says Kelly Services

25 November 2014

As many as three-quarters of the UK’s working age population applied for a job within the last year, according to the latest findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI), compiled by recruitment firm Kelly Services.Of those who applied, over half (56%) were satisfied with the application...