Self-employment is on the rise in Europe and being promoted as an important driver of the economic recovery at a time when traditional job markets remain depressed across the region. Hartley Milner looks at why people are increasingly leaving the workplace to embark on an employment path fraught with risk and uncertainty.
The world of work has been
Cleaning contracts typically run for a term of three years, a period many service providers argue is simply not long enough to enable them to make the investment and impact they would like at the site. However there are now some longer term contracts being awarded to cleaning and facilities management companies and these bring a whole new dynamic
Attracting and retaining talented people can be a major challenge for many businesses whatever industry they are in. The recent CBRE European Occupier Survey, reported that 42 per cent of the world’s leading companies see labour and skills shortages as key issues. Anna Boss, a management trainee, gives the inside view on how the Facilicom
Will the European Union survive 2016? It’s a fair question considering the battering the region has taken from a perfect storm of crises in recent years and with fresh challenges looming over an increasingly darkening horizon. Hartley Milner goes in search of some answers.
Whether the EU collapses this year or not will be of no consequence
Not so long ago, immigration was welcomed as a godsend to Europe’s burgeoning economies. Since the recession times have changed and jobs are in short supply, yet we are now being asked to soak up a mass migration of people on an scale not seen since the Second World War. Benefit or burden? Hartley Milner considers the likely economic impact
Should we stay or should we go? That is the dilemma the Brits will have to get to grips with in the run-up to their referendum on remaining in the European Union, which could be held as early as May 2016. A ‘no’ vote would have far-reaching consequences for not only Britain but also the EU reports Hartley Milner.
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