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Russia - Adecco, Exect and Kelly named suppliers for Sochi 2014

20 September 2011

The Committee of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi has named three staffing agencies as the official Organising Committee suppliers: Adecco LLC (Adecco Group), Business Training LLC (Exect Business Training) and Kelly Services CIS LLC (Kelly Services). The agreement was signed by Dmitry Cher...


Germany - Economic expectations continue to decline

20 September 2011

The Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany, published by research institute ZEW, has dropped by -5.7 points in September 2011. This is the seventh decline in a row. The indicator now stands at minus 43.3 points. This value is below the indicator’s historical average of 25.6 points. A lower...


Switzerland - High currency drives economy down and unemployment up

20 September 2011

The economic outlook for Switzerland has deteriorated over the past few months, according to the latest forecast by the Swiss government's so-called group of economic experts published by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO).This is mainly due to unfavourable foreign trade conditions such...


Finland - Unemployment fall to 6.6%

20 September 2011

In August 2011, the number of employed persons was 2,522,000, which was +31,000 higher than a year earlier. There were +25,000 more employed men and +6,000 more employed women than in August 2010, according to the latest Labour Force Survey, published today, by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus)....


Germany - Growth in agency employment beginning to slow down?

19 September 2011

German medium-sized companies believe that the current business climate is good and that this will continue to be the case in Q4 2011 despite predictions by various German research institutes and the European Union Commission that the business climate is expected to worsen in Q4 2011.According to...


Germany - Higher pay is strongest argument for changing job

19 September 2011

27% of German employees are planning to change job over the coming five years and 21% are currently actively looking for a new job, according to research carried out by staffing agency Tempo Team (part of Randstad).28% of German employees want to change job in order to get an increase in pay. 13%...


Belgium - Hours worked up +20.6% in construction and up +7.8% in industry

19 September 2011

The number of hours worked per working day in industry (excluding construction) was up by +7.8% in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest statistics published by the Office of National Statistics (ONSS).Compared with Q1 2011, the number of hours worked per working day in indu...


Ireland - Annual employment decline slows to -2% in Q2 2011

19 September 2011

There was an annual decrease in employment of -2% or -37,800 in the year to the second quarter of 2011, bringing total employment to 1,821,300. This compares with an annual decrease in employment of -2.9% in the previous quarter and a decrease of -4.1% in the year to the second quarter of 2010, a...


UK - Businesses challenged to invest in exporting’s next generation

19 September 2011

Equipping staff with the skills and knowledge to meet the demands of global markets has taken on an unprecedented importance for UK companies as they seek to export their way out of recession.The Institute of Export (IOE) is urging British businesses to match the level of commitment to internatio...


UK - Staffline acquires TFR

16 September 2011

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry, has announced the acquisition of TFR Limited, the Peterborough-based recruitment agency.The acquisition is in line with Staffline's existing business strategy of targeting selective bolt-on acquisitio...