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Spain – Top jobs require foreign languages

30 March 2011

New analysis by staffing agency Randstad Spain reveals that 75% of so-called 'senior appointments' in Spain require candidates to be able to speak at least one foreign language.The ability to speak English increases the likelihood of being hired into a senior position by +44%.Most companies requi...


UK – CIPD welcomes Employee Engagement Taskforce

30 March 2011

Yesterday's launch by the Prime Minister and the Business Minister of a new Employee Engagement Taskforce has a crucial role to play in boosting UK competitiveness and building a recovery that lasts, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which will be actively...


Italy – Gi Group acquires right4staff

29 March 2011

Gi Group, the largest Italian-owned staffing agency, has acquired independent UK-based recruitment company right4staff.In 2010, Gi Group generated revenues in excess of 800 million Euro. The company has more than 350 branches worldwide, about 2,000 employees and, with this latest acquisition, now...


Netherlands – USG People acquires Uniman

29 March 2011

Staffing agency USG People (USG:AEX) announces that it has acquired 100% of the shares in Switzerland-based staffing organisation Uniman SA. Founded in August 2005, Uniman is active in specialist staffing and recruitment of qualified personnel for the industrial, construction and commercial secto...


Belgium – Agency employment up +19.3% y-o-y in February 2011

29 March 2011

The latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian agency temporary employment market published yesterday by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon) reveal that the number of hours worked by agency temporary employees in February 2011 was up by +1.32% compared to January 2011.The number o...


UK – Economy contracts by -0.5% in Q4 2010

29 March 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth contracted by -0.5% in the latest quarter, revised from a fall of -0.6% previously published. GDP in the fourth quarter of 2010 is now 1.5% higher than the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the latest analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Ou...


UK – Employers positive about Budget

29 March 2011

64% of companies feel that the measures outlined in last week's Budget will have a positive effect on their business, with 28% stating that the Budget will have a positive effect on their staffing levels.Reed Finance, the financial recruitment specialist, polled 50 senior finance professionals at...


Malta – Unemployment at 6.8% in Q4 2010

29 March 2011

The employment rate for the fourth quarter of 2010 was estimated at 56%, with the highest rates being recorded for persons aged 25 to 54, according to the latest data published by the National Statistics Office (NSO)Just over 30% of employed persons were engaged in wholesale and retail trade, hot...


UK – Melbourne appointed new regional CFO at Hudson Highland

29 March 2011

Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (HHGP:NMQ), the US-based international provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer for the UK, Ireland and the Middle East.  John Melbourne, who has over 25 years...


World – Prospects for full economic recovery rebound strongly

28 March 2011

After a dip in confidence four months ago which raised doubts over the sustainability of the global economic recovery, optimism again appears to be back in fashion across virtually all key markets.The latest edition of Pulse, the global business outlook survey published today by professional serv...