Tags: Europe

Three-quarters of European businesses expecting to increase full-time hires

European businesses are positive about the outlook for 2014, with over three quarters of them (76%) expecting to increase their full-time employee headcount, according to a survey of 200 business owners across Europe conducted on behalf of RSM International, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. However, over half (55%)…

Recruiters could benefit from influx of talented Europeans as UK economy booms

European employees are the most pessimistic in the world about the career opportunities open to them. However, a two-track European labour market is emerging with Britons improving dramatically in confidence whilst the French, Italians and Spaniards remain negative. The findings of recent research by member-based advisory company CEB, who surveys people on how they perceive…

UK has the highest hiring levels in Europe

In its latest international survey of over 10,500 organisations in nearly 40 key countries, leading global search and selection specialist, Antal International, has found that employment markets at managerial and professional level around the world are stabilising. The ‘Global Snapshot’ project from Antal International asked more than 10,500 businesses in major markets around the world…

UK employees sit towards the bottom of the European pay league

UK employees sit towards the bottom of the European pay league across most job levels, according to the latest study by Towers Watson’s Data Services practice. Base salaries for entry-level professionals and experienced administration staff are particularly low in the UK, ranking fifteenth out of the top 16 European economies, and nearly three times lower than…

European Union votes in favour of 40% women on boards

Main elements of the draft law: If a publicly listed company in Europe does not have 40% of women among its non-executive board members, the new law will require it to introduce a new selection procedure for board members which gives priority to qualified female candidates. The law places the emphasis firmly on qualification. Nobody will get a job on…

The 30 worst threats to small firms

Prime Minister David Cameron has today welcomed radical business-led proposals to cut back EU regulation and to unleash the potential of the EU single market, helping European businesses to thrive in the global race. Thirty recommendations, drawn up by a taskforce comprising 6 heavy-hitters from the UK business community appointed by the Prime Minister, were presented to Cabinet this…

Board pay inflation stalls across Europe

Non-executive director pay remains static in most countries. Non-executive chairs earn 5 times that of general directors on Italian boards, but just 1.3 times the amount on Dutch boards. Female board representation improves, but gender pay gap widens, from 7 per cent in 2011 to 9 per cent in 2012. Executive pay restraint exercised across…

Commission welcomes European Court of Human Rights ruling on religious discrimination cases

The Equality and Human Rights Commission announced that it would be working with employers and religious groups to help them interpret the European Court of Human Rights’ ruling on a series of cases involving religious freedom in the workplace. The Court found that Nadia Eweida suffered a breach of her right to religious freedom, which…

European Court to rule on UK religious discrimination cases

The European Court of Human Rights will announce its judgement on Tuesday 15 January on whether the UK Government failed to protect the human rights of four British Christians. In all four cases Christian applicants complained that UK law does not sufficiently protect their rights to freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination at work.…

Cornerstone OnDemand Showcases European Momentum at 2012 EMEA Convergence Client Conference

Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions, is showcasing the company’s European momentum this week at the company’s 2012 EMEA Convergence client conference, 16-17 October at the Park Plaza Riverbank hotel in London. In the first half of 2012, Cornerstone’s international gross revenue increased by approximately 60 percent year over…

Eurozone crisis ‘driving students to British universities’

Demand for courses abroad has soared by more than 150 per cent among students from Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, figures suggest. Britain is the most popular destination for young people educated in southern European countries which have been hardest hit by the sovereign-debt crisis dogging the eurozone. The rise will drive concerns that British…