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Eversheds sponsors innovative mentoring programme in France

The Paris office of global law firm Eversheds has announced a partnership with Club XXIe Siècle and the European Professional Women Network (EPWN) to sponsor a mentoring programme aimed at helping young women of diverse origins fulfil their potential. The unique and innovative initiative is dedicated to women between the ages of 25-39 years old…

France must do more to promote quality jobs for older workers, says OECD

Promoting quality employment for older workers is crucial to boosting growth and ensuring a financially sustainable pension system, according to a new OECD report on ageing and employment policies in France. Working Better with Age in France emphasises that the transition from employment to retirement comes especially early and poses problems for many older workers. Between…

HR Director freed after being ‘boss-napped’ in France

Workers at a Goodyear tyre factory in Amiens, France on Monday took the HR Director, Bernard Glaser and the production manager, Michel Dheilly captive in the latest round of French ‘boss-napping’. Taking executives hostage was a popular tactic in France particularly in 2009 with the likes of 3M, Caterpillar and Sony all experiencing problems. Yesterdays…

One expert has warned expats to expect some dissatisfaction after making their life-changing decision to relocate, advice that may affect companies employing overseas workers. A new survey by insurance company Standard Life found that a lot of people want to retire abroad, with Spain, France and the US being the most popular destinations. However, property…

An international frozen food supplier has been been shown the thumbs down in court with a £10,000 fine following an employee loosing a finger when his hand was crushed at work. The incident occurred at Pinguin Food Ltd’s site in Boston on 10 February 2009 when the worker tried to straighten some boxes on an…

One in five employees in the UK have admitted that the last time they took a ‘sick day’ was actually for personal reasons rather than because they were ill. Many people would not own up to feigning illness; suggesting the real number of sickies is much higher, said business leaders, who warned it was costing…

Almost half of UK businesses (47%) have seen an increase in workforce mobility over the past five years, compared to 31% in France and 27% in Germany. This is one of the main findings of a European survey of senior decision-makers in 3,000 public and private sector organisations exploring current attitudes to mobile working, undertaken…

Most employees would give up their free time for work-related training, and more than half would folk out for it themselves, according to new research by the learning and development provider, Cegos. The results, from its European survey of over 2,000 employees in the UK, France, Spain and Germany, suggests a increasing acceptance among workers…

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is investigating whether public bodies and public transport providers are fulfilling their legal obligations to prevent disabled people from being harassed.  Councils, police forces, schools and other public bodies as well as bus, train companies and other public transport providers found to be failing in their duties could face…

Almost one in three European workers (29%) would prefer their government not to raise the national retirement age, and would be happy to have less income in retirement. This is according to a new survey carried out by Aon Consulting, an employee risk and benefits management firm. This research is part of the Aon Consulting…

The new campaign by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, known as EU-OSHA raises awareness among EU employers of the importance of maintenance for safe and healthy workplaces and the need to protect workers who perform it.  Why a campaign about safe maintenance?  Maintenance is carried out in all sectors and workplaces.…

A London man, convicted and jailed for seven years in 2007 for VAT evasion, has been ordered to repay over £5.3 million under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Harjit Singh Takkar (35) was given six months to pay £5,320,420 and told that failure to pay will result in a further sentence of ten years…

CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions, is taking the next step in its international expansion with the purchase of CareerSite.biz, parent of three successful career-related operations in the UK. Founded in 2001, CareerSite.biz operates two online recruitment niche sites focusing on nursing and railway workers as well as a successful virtual career fair…