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27 Oct, 2011

Eurozone agrees a deal on debt crisis

Shares have jumped after eurozone leaders agreed a deal that they say will help resolve the debt crisis.   The eurozone agreed a deal on expanding the bailout fund and banks taking losses on Greek debt in exchange for recapitalisation.   Leaders from all 27 European Union nations have finally thrashed...

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27 Oct, 2011

US economic growth up

The US economy grew at an annualised rate of 2.5% in the third quarter of this year, according to figures from the US commerce department.   The published figure was in line with expectations and an improvement on growth in the second quarter of the year of 1.3 percent. Overall...

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27 Oct, 2011

The secret of organisational success

Organisations can achieve greater success by meeting the seven fundamental needs of employees, according to a new book by Jack Wiley, Ph.D., and Brenda Kowske, Ph.D, titled “RESPECT: Delivering Results by Giving Employees what They Really Want.” A world authority on the factors that motivate employees and how they...

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27 Oct, 2011

More than a third of students

A survey of nearly 250 students and graduates by graduate recruitment website Milkround found 37 percent of respondents had been discriminated against. Overall, 31 percent of those who had been discriminated against said they faced age discrimination, with 30 percent getting singled out based on their ethnicity. Male and...

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24 Oct, 2011

Voluntary goals for women in leadership

Germany’s thirty largest companies recently announced their individual goals to increase the number of women in business corporate leadership, in the hopes of muting calls by some politicians to legislate gender ratios in the boardroom.  The blue-chip companies which make up the DAX stock index each presented their own...

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24 Oct, 2011

Do you trust your senior leaders

28 percent of employees actively distrust the senior leaders in their organisation, according to a new study which exposes the dire consequences of distrust on staff retention, employee well-being and organisational performance. The Kenexa High Performance Institute, a division of Kenexa (NASDAQ: KNXA), a global provider of business solutions...

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24 Oct, 2011

Employers take their pick

Average advertised salaries faltered in September, recording a marginal month on month fall (down 0.23%), across administrative and non professional services roles, according to Office Angels and the latest data from mysalarychecker.com.* As the number of those seeking employment continues to rise, employers are increasingly able to take advantage...

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24 Oct, 2011

Debt transfer risk

End users and recruiters who influence agency workers to operate via personal service companies (PSCs) to attempt to avoid the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) may be liable for unpaid tax and national insurance (NI) if HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) subsequently challenges those arrangements, warns giant group plc, the...

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17 Oct, 2011

REC Chief Executive

REC Chief Executive Kevin Green has been one of the guest speakers at American Staffing Association’s Annual Convention in New Orleans this week. The first event at which he spoke on Wednesday was on international opportunities. In his address,Kevin highlighted the current state of the UK economy, how this...

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17 Oct, 2011

Labour market recovery hits the rocks

All the indicators in today’s labour market statistics from the Office of National Statistics suggest further deterioration in the jobs market: The headline unemployment figure from the Labour Force Survey increased by 114,000 over the quarter to August, taking the total to 2.57 million. The unemployment rate, at 8.1...

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