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Future EU 18-02-2013

EU wage premiums hurt potential for European added value

The debate on EU salary levels should not be discredited as a merely populist exercise. Effectively, it is also a debate on the potential future role of the EU in the provision of public goods, say Friedrich Heinemann and Stefani Weiss.
Public Affairs 03-02-2011

New recruits tip Commission gender balance in women’s favour

Two thirds of recruits to the European Commission from the ten states that joined the EU in 2004 were women, tipping the gender balance at the EU executive in favour of women for the first time, said European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šef?ovi? yesterday (2 February).

Employers, unions at odds over international staff transfers

Multinational companies and unions are struggling to find common ground on European Commission proposals for an EU directive on intra-corporate transfers (ICTs), which aims to make it easier for key staff members with special skills to work in the EU on a temporary basis.
Public Affairs 12-03-2010

EU institutions preparing staff nationality quotas

EU institutions will work hard to fill management posts with administrators from new member states by the end of 2010, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said yesterday (11 March), presenting a major overhaul of the EU's recruitment procedure.
Public Affairs 07-01-2010

EU civil servant pay row goes to court

The European Commission yesterday (6 January) decided to take EU member states to court over their refusal to back a pay rise for staff at the bloc's institutions and agencies.
Public Affairs 11-12-2009

EU staff consider strike over pay freeze

Staff at the European institutions are preparing to go on strike next week in a bitter pay dispute sparked by national governments' decision to block a routine salary increase for EU civil servants.
Public Affairs 16-10-2009

Commission must address ‘rigid’ recruitment system

The European Commission should address the EU's "rigid" recruitment and career development systems to bring them more in line with today's flexible labour market, Siim Kallas, a vice-president of the EU executive, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Public Affairs 16-10-2009

Kallas: Commission must address ‘rigid’ recruitment system

The European Commission should address the EU's "rigid" recruitment and career development systems to bring them more in line with today's flexible labour market, Siim Kallas, a vice-president of the EU executive, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Public Affairs 22-07-2008

EU recruitment strategy gets overhaul

Appointments to the EU institutions will focus more on the personal and professional competences of candidates rather than detailed EU knowledge, David Bearfield, the director of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), told journalists last week (18 July).

Consultancies ‘more interested in billable hours’ than expertise

Consultancy firms are more concerned with billing hours to their clients than developing expertise within their own teams, according to research by the BI Norwegian School of Management.

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