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It is with great sorrow that we have learned of the passing of our colleague Virgil Egli. Virgil was working with TecLine as an electrician. With the passing of Virgil, we have lost a highly respected colleague. We remember his efforts and involvement with TecLine with great appreciation. Our sympathy goes out to his family…

UK – Permanent staff appointments see fastest decline since 2016

UK – Permanent staff appointments see fastest decline since 2016 as Brexit-related uncertainty intensifies Permanent staff appointments by recruitment consultancies in the UK in March declined at the quickest rate since July 2016 amid uncertainty related to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, according to the latest Report on Jobs from IHS Markit/REC (Recruitment…

Netherlands – online vacany ads up 44% in 2018

No fewer than 16,334,351 vacancy ads were placed online in the Netherlands for the full year 2018, an increase of 44% compared to 2017, according to figures from Jobfeed, Textkernel’s big data tool for online vacancies. in five job vacancy ads were in Zuid-Holland (South Holland). North Holland accounted for 18.6% of all online vacancies…

Netherlands – MPs reject an increase to the probationary period

Dutchnews.nl reports that plans to increase the probation period for new employees in the Netherlands from two to five months in an effort to encourage employers to offer workers a permanent contract will not gain a majority in the Dutch Parliament. The plan, which was proposed by Minister of Social Affairs Wouter Koolmees, has drawn…

Netherlands – Amsterdam plans to name and shame firms who discriminate on the job market

Amsterdam plans to tackle discrimination in the jobs market by using what city officials call ‘mystery guests’ to identify companies using unfair practices to recruit staff, reports DutchNews.nl. The plan also includes ‘naming and shaming’ companies which have discriminated against job seekers. Employment Alderman Rutger Groot Wassink commented, “The chance of getting a job or…

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