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Eurozone - Job creation in manufacturing slows to 15-month low

3 October 2011

The Eurozone manufacturing sector contracted for the second successive month in September. At 48.5, down from 49.0 in August, the final Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), published by research firm Markit, came in slightly above the flash estimate of 48.4, but nonetheless hit...


UK - JobsOutlook survey shows 90% client satisfaction rate

3 October 2011

This month's JobsOutlook survey, published by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), confirms that 93% of clients are satisfied or very satisfied with the performance of the recruitment agencies they use.   The latest data shows that only 3% of employers are dissatisfied with...


Spain - Internet now more important than personal contacts

3 October 2011

In the country where personal contacts were traditionally the most important 'medium' for finding a job, the internet has now taken over in terms of importance, according to new research carried out by staffing agency Adecco Spain, among 496 employers and 9,215 job seekers.27% of employers say th...


Italy - Gross average earnings increase by +4.1% y-o-y

3 October 2011

In July 2011 the seasonally adjusted employment index in large firms decreased by +0.1% compared with June 2011 (-0.2% in industry and unchanged in services), according to the latest data published by the National Institute for Statistics (Istat). Excluding short-time working (Cig) the index decr...


Sweden - Labour Cost Index rises y-o-y

3 October 2011

The Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector in July 2011 was 104.9 for wage-earners and 106.4 for salaried employees. Compared with July 2010, labour costs have increased by +2.9% for wage-earners and by +1.4% for salaried employees, according to the latest analysis published by Statistics...


UK - Pace of growth in financial services sector slows

3 October 2011

The pace of growth in the UK financial services sector continued to slow in the three months to September, according to the latest Financial Services Survey, published today, by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and professional services firm PwC.  In the next three months, firms...


UK - Government launches red tape challenge as report suggests small businesses held back by employment regulation

3 October 2011

Businesses have today been called upon by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to help tackle employment related law, bureaucracy and red tape in the latest phase of the Employment Law Review.For the next three weeks the Red Tape Challenge will focus on more than 160 different...


World - Arkless named as Vice-President of Ciett

3 October 2011

David Arkless, ManpowerGroup President of Corporate and Government Affairs, begins his three-year tenure as Vice-President of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett).Current Ciett President, Horacio De Martini, ManpowerGroup South America Regional Director, has reti...


UK - New APSCo sector group for marketing recruiters

3 October 2011

A new Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) sector group for recruiters placing marketing, media, creative and communications professionals, has unveiled its official name and objectives at its first meeting. The group will initially have 17 members.The new sector group, which wi...


UK - Harvey Nash performs well in all key areas

30 September 2011

Revenues were up by +28% from 198.6 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 253.4 million Pounds in H1 2011 at staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE).Interim results for the six months ended 31 July 2011 reveal that gross profit was up by +21% from 32 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 38.6 million Pounds...