Number of job seekers jumps in statistical glitch

Luxembourg job seekers up 9%, but figure is distorted by change in the rules last year The number of people looking for a job in Luxembourg rose by 8.9% last year, data from the local statistics office, Statec, show, but the rapid increase was largely driven by a statistical fluke.  Read More

Looking for a new job?

If you want to change jobs or you’ve just arrived, here’s a guide to finding work in Luxembourg Luxembourg, despite its relatively small size, boasts a buoyant job market covering many professional fields – from banking and law, to media and IT, and teaching or telecommunications. There’s also an interesting and Read More

Luxembourg to feel global economic slowdown in 2020

Employment is forecast to slow while household consumption stays strong Trade wars roiling the global economy, Germany’s slowdown and consequent economic uncertainty will hit Luxembourg in 2020, the country’s statistics institute said Tuesday. Though household consumption and investment spending are expected to remain strong next year, the multiplying negative signals Read More

Employment costs in Luxembourg banks soar due to Brexit

Costs related to personnel grew by 10% in a year Luxembourg has only welcomed two new banks in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, nonetheless dozens of institutions have shifted UK-based roles to the Grand Duchy, inducing employee-related costs to swell. In the second quarter of 2019 these reached €1.76 Read More

Number of resident jobseekers inches up

But fewer non-residents registered with Luxembourg employment agency  The number of resident jobseekers registered with Luxembourrg’s emloyment agency ADEM rose by 0.5% – just 84 people – in April, compared to a year earlier. As of 30 April 2019,  the number of registered residents jobseekers stood at 15,453. The rise Read More

Luxembourg jobless rate rises for second month in row

Unemployment rate down compared with the same period last year Luxembourg’s unemployment rate rose to 5.4% in March, marking an “unusual” increase for the second month in a row. “Normally, the seasonal fluctuations mean that the number of job seekers goes down from February to March,” the unemployment agency said. The agency, Read More

Companies Take the Sting Out of Lay Offs through Outplacement

Until a few years ago, many people thought that being out of work was a sign of personal failing: “Hmmm, I wonder what he did? I wonder what happened?” Now, being in a job transition comes with less stigma attached — and, with the delivery of outplacement services, less anxiety. Read More

Luxembourg blue collar labour costs lag that of neighbours

Yet overall hourly labour cost is second-highest in EU. Employing industry and construction workers in Luxembourg costs less per hour than in neighbouring countries, even if the average hourly labour cost in the country is the second-highest in the European Union. At €39 per hour, the average expenditure borne by Read More

Luxembourg economy grew by 2.6% last year

The country’s GDP growth rose by 1.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018 Luxembourg’s economy grew by 2.6% in 2018, according to a first estimate from the country’s national statistics office. Statec figures also showed the country’s GDP growth rose by 1.7% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last Read More

Luxembourg to pay jobless benefits for cross-border workers

Measure expected to hit Grand Duchy hard  Cross-border workers in Luxembourg who lose their job will in the future have their unemployment benefits paid by the Grand Duchy. European Union rules agreed on Wednesday mean that, from 2021, the country where a worker was last employed will have to pay Read More

Luxembourg unemployment rate ticks up in February

‘Unusual’ increase in jobseekers comes with hike in minimum wage Luxembourg’s unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.2% in February amid an “unusual” increase in the number of jobseekers compared to the previous month.  The unemployment rate ticked up from 5.1% in January, with the number of jobseekers growing by 351 Read More

Luxembourg among six countries to give men and women equal legal work rights

A decade ago no country gave men and women equal legal rights, study shows Luxembourg is one of just six countries worldwide to give women and men equal legal rights in laws affecting work, according to a new study. The World Bank’s women business and the law 2019 report looks Read More

Brussels urges Luxembourg to create jobs for older workers

Employment rate for older people particularly low in Grand Duchy, European Commission warns The European Commission has urged Luxembourg to increase the employment of older people in the country. The EU’s executive arm published country-specific recommendations on Wednesday, setting out economic policy guidance for the next 12-18 months. Luxembourg should Read More

Unemployment rate Luxembourg dips to 5.6% in April

Companies in Luxembourg post 21% more jobs last month than same period in 2017. The unemployment rate in Luxembourg dipped slightly to 5.6% in April, as the number of job openings ballooned during the month. Employers reported 3,266 vacancies in April – an increase of 21% compared with the same Read More

Improv: How To Think On Your Feet In An Interview

The guidelines of improvisation apply to more than just the stage. Use these tips and you won’t get caught off guard at your next interview.   The skills and techniques of improv can be applied successfully in many areas of life, including in interviewing. The goal of improv isn’t to be Read More

Five Professional Development Resources To Boost Your Career

To advance your career, pick one professional development exercise to focus on each month of the year.   Nurturing your learnability for new knowledge is important to moving up in your career, especially in an economy that’s rapidly changing year by year. Career development can take many forms, and doesn’t have to Read More

Tips for Transitioning into a Non-Profit Career

If you are ready to transition from a private sector job into a non-profit career, follow these tips to make your transition smooth: First, take a volunteer job in the sector and see if it’s really where you want to work – Before you make the move, find an organization in Read More

How to Set SMART Career Development Goals

If you want a career for life, you’ll need to set goals for your career development. Set SMART career development goals for yourself using this useful acronym. Your career is in your hands. Gone are the days when employees stuck with one employer for life. If you expect to have a Read More

Did You Know … The Talent Audit can provide you with analytics that can help your clients make informed talent decisions for 2018?

Sales leaders are going to make decisions around their Talent Organization and Design to drive revenue growth in 2018. Do they have the data to ensure they will make informed decisions on having the right team in place to deliver on their goals?   Creating a highly effective sales team starts with ensuring they have the Read More

Did You Know…..

Sales organizations hire the wrong person for a managerial role 82% of the time?*   Here are a few other statistics that may help you in your talent selection, alignment, and development efforts. Fewer than one out of five new sales hires added over the past 24 months have been Read More

50 Most Common Interview Questions

When it comes to the interview process, research and preparation for the interview can often times determine your chances of making it to the next step. One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions – Read More

4 LinkedIn updates to take advantage of even if you’re not job searching

You not only have an up-to-date profile, but you also have a stellar headline, plenty of endorsements and a photo that manages to make you look both professional and approachable. So you’re all set on that front, right? Nope! Think again. The company recently rolled out a few new features that you should know Read More

How to Fire Someone Without Destroying Them

Being let go can be one of the most painful, humiliating, and devastating experiences of one’s life — but it doesn’t have to be the worst. How a manager handles the process will have a huge impact on how a former employee moves forward and how he or she will look Read More

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