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Spain - Job-centred policies required for fragile recovery

28 June 2011

Despite encouraging signs that the Spanish economy has begun to emerge from the crisis, a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) examines a range of economic, employment and labour market policies that could consolidate an as yet fragile recovery and start to reduce unemploymen...


OECD countries - Global shocks expected to become more frequent

28 June 2011

Disruptive shocks to the global economy are likely to become more frequent and cause greater economic and societal hardship. The economic spill-over effect of events like the financial crisis or a potential pandemic will grow due to the increasing interconnectivity of the global economy and speed...


UK - GDP growth confirmed at +0.5% in Q1

28 June 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in volume terms increased by +0.5% in the first quarter of 2011, unrevised from the +0.5% increase published in May. GDP in volume terms rose by +1.4% in 2010, according to the latest data published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).The volume of outpu...


Germany - Consumer climate rises

28 June 2011

Following a slight weakening in the past few months, consumer sentiment in Germany has improved again in June this year. Income expectations have taken a major upward leap, while economic expectations and the propensity to buy have also increased slightly, according to the latest Consumer Climate...


Switzerland - Consumption index at a high for the year

28 June 2011

After declining values early in the year, the consumption index rose considerably in May by +0.34 points to 1.91, its highest level since August of last year. New car registrations were the primary factor, up +20.2% compared to the same month last year. Retail sales also helped propel the consump...


UK - Public sector benefits badly communicated, says CIPD

28 June 2011

The key to preventing escalating strike action will be for government and public sector employers to communicate to employees the benefits of being employed by the public sector compared to the private sector, even after any reforms to pensions.   This is the view of the Chartered Institut...


UK - HCL sells Australian homecare division

27 June 2011

Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the beleaguered specialist health and social care staffing firm, announces that its wholly owned Australian subsidiary, Healthcare Australia Holdings Pty Limited (HCA) has agreed to sell its Homecare Division to KinCare Health Services Pty Limited for A$34 million...


Germany - Nominal and real earnings up strongly

27 June 2011

The price-adjusted gross monthly earnings of full-time employees (real earnings), rose by an average +2.0% in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same quarter of 2010, according to the latest data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).Nominal earnings increased by +4.1% i...


UK - Deadline drives up day rate for actuaries

27 June 2011

There has been a surge in demand for actuaries as insurers upgrade their systems to be fully prepared for the Solvency II requirements, due to come into force on 31 December 2012.Actuarial professionals working on Solvency II projects have soared through the 1,000 Pounds per day barrier as insure...


World - Young workers disengaged with their employers

27 June 2011

Young workers around the world are lacking in engagement with their employers and are the most affected by perceived pressures at work, posing long-term retention and management problems for companies and countries, according to a new survey by research firm GfK.The study, conducted among more th...