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UK - Ashbourne Group acquired by Kenexa

5 August 2011

Kenexa (KNXA:NSQ), the global provider of business solutions for human resources, has announced the acquisition of The Ashbourne Group, the supplier of HR and occupational psychology services to businesses in the U.K. and Ireland.The Ashbourne Group focuses on the U.K. public sector and has desig...


UK - Pertemps chairman awarded damages following false allegations

5 August 2011

Birmingham businessman Tim Watts has been awarded what is thought to be record costs after a former employee made false claims of sexual harassment, discrimination and victimisation against the Pertemps chairman, allegations ruled totally unfounded following an employment tribunal hearing in the...


Europe - Online recruitment up +21% y-o-y

5 August 2011

The latest monthly Employment Index for Europe published by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows +21% year-on-year growth in July 2011, down from the +23% observed in June 2011.Growth takes place across all European Union countries with Germany continuing to lead with +36%.22 of the 24 industry...


Europe - Confidence about the economy increases

5 August 2011

Europeans are starting to be more optimistic about the economy's outlook with more people saying that the worst of the crisis is behind us, according to the 'Spring 2011 Eurobarometer', the bi-annual opinion poll organised by the European Union (EU). A total of 31,769 people were interviewed face...


UK - Public sector workers prefer pay cut to pension cut

5 August 2011

Public sector workers are desperately holding onto their pension packages in the face of ever decreasing morale levels, according to a new study by leading recruitment consultants, Badenoch & Clark.   The outrage expressed at last Thursday's announcement that public sector pension contr...


Portugal - Employment falls as growth decelerates

5 August 2011

Industrial output rose by +5.5% in June 2011 when compared with June 2010, according to the latest data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). This represents a decrease from the annual growth rate registered in May 2011 (+7.6%) caused by a deceleration in both domestic consumpt...


Ireland - Standardised unemployment up marginally in July

5 August 2011

The standardised unemployment rate in July 2011 was 14.3%, up slightly from a rate of 14.2% in June 2011. The monthly increase in the standardised unemployment rate was caused by an increase of +1,500 (+0.3%) in the seasonally adjusted number of persons signing on the Live Register, according to...


Switzerland - RSA appoints John Callagher as new MD

5 August 2011

RSA, the global provider of life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has announced that John Callagher has been appointed Managing Director of RSA Switzerland from 1 August 2011.Callagher comes to this role having recently served as Global Managing Director of SpenglerFox...


UK - Robert Walters' PBT up +39% due to European and Asian performance

4 August 2011

Revenue was up by +28% from 188.8 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 241.6 million Pounds in H1 2011 at staffing group Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE). In constant currency revenue was up by +25%.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that gross profit (net fee income) was up by +23%...


UK - Matchtech's NFI up +13% due to permanent placements

4 August 2011

Net fee income (NFI) was up by +13% from 26.2 million Pounds in financial year (FY) 2010 to 29.6 million Pounds in FY2011 at Matchtech Group Plc (MTEC:LSE), the specialist technical recruitment company.A pre-close trading update for the year ended 31 July 2011 reveals that net fee income generate...