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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...


Spain - Staffing agencies 4.8 times as effective as job centres

16 September 2011

963,374 new job contracts were signed via temporary employment agencies during the first six months of 2011, according to the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett).Temporary employment agencies were therefore responsible for 13.8% of all new job contracts signed during the fi...


Germany - Interim Managers’ fees forecast to rise by one third

16 September 2011

Fees charged by Interim Managers are forecast to rise by one third from 640 million Euro in 2010 to 850 million Euro in 2011, according to new research carried out by the German Association of Interim Management (DDIM).DDIM President, Jens Christophers, commented "if you add the extra fees t...


UK - Work Group’s revenues down but reduces losses

16 September 2011

Revenues were down from 11.3 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 10.3 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Work Group Plc (WORK:LSE), the employer marketing, communications and talent management services provider.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011, reveal that net fee income (gross profit) wa...


Europe - Labour costs rise

16 September 2011

Hourly labour costs in the Euro area (EA17) rose by +3.6% in the year up to the second quarter of 2011, compared with +2.7% for the previous quarter. In the entire European Union (EU27), the annual rise was +3.4% up to the second quarter of 2011, compared with +2.3% for the previous quarter, acco...


UK - Shortlist and judging panel for 2011 APSCo awards announced

16 September 2011

 The shortlist for the 2011 APSCo Staffing Industry Awards has been unveiled, with the winners to be announced at a lunch on 3 November 2011.The shortlisted companies will attend a Q&A session with an esteemed judging panel, who will decide the winners following face-to-face interviews...


OECD Countries - Governments must act on youth and long-term unemployment

16 September 2011

Unemployment remains stubbornly high in the OECD area with the latest economic forecasts suggesting job creation will remain anaemic in the near term, according to a new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development area (OECD).The latest Employment Outlook says t...