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UK - Retention requires respect

15 August 2011

Over 4,000 UK professionals were asked which factors are most likely to help create a happy work atmosphere. 68% nominated respect for colleagues as the key ingredient, according to a survey commissioned by workspace provider Regus.The research serves as a reminder to managers how to maintain sta...


Ireland - 72% prefer to work for a female boss

15 August 2011

72% of Irish Workers prefer to work for a female boss rather than a male boss. 67% of employees feel more comfortable to approach a female boss with a personal problem rather than a male. 62% of employees feel more motivated and productive when working in a female managed workplace, according to...


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15 August 2011

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UK - InterQuest’s shares plummet after CCL client terminates contract

12 August 2011

IT staffing specialist, InterQuest Group Plc (ITQ:LSE), has announced that due to apparent impropriety and alleged fraud within a major client of the recently acquired Contract Connections Limited (CCL), the client has terminated its contract with CCL. The client has withheld, pending an ong...


Netherlands - Randstad clears one regulatory hurdle for SFN acquisition

12 August 2011

Following the launch of Randstad's recommended tender offer to all SFN Group shareholders (NYSE:SFN), the Company today announces that the US Federal Trade Commission communicated a grant of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HS...


France - Agency employment up +9.2% y-o-y in June 2011

12 August 2011

The number of agency temporary employees was up by +9.2% or up by +56,300 to 669,600 in June 2011 when compared with June 2010, according to the latest data published by the government's official job centres (Pôle Emploi).Month-on-month the number of agency temporary employees was up by +2.1% or...


France - GDP stagnant in Q2 2011 after strong Q1

12 August 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) held steady in Q2 2011 with 0% growth after a sharp increase in Q1 (+0.9%). Household consumption fell (-0.7% after +0.4%), while gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) equally fell (+0.9% after +1.2%), according to the latest data published today by the National Instit...


World - Workers can get by with a little help from friends

12 August 2011

A poll conducted by Monster Worldwide shows the fickle nature of work friendships. Thankfully, most of us can depend on friends at work to lend a helping hand when it's needed. 58% would step in if a friend was under-performing at work and they could help. 31% would report their friend to the bo...


UK - 52% of employees work during holidays

12 August 2011

52% of British workers, who are not self-employed, admit to having worked through their holidays. 18% make a regular habit of it, according to research by YouGov on behalf of Croner, the provider of workplace information, software and services (part of Wolters Kluwer). The research also reveals a...


Greece - Unemployment up +36.6% y-o-y in May 2011

12 August 2011

The unemployment rate in May 2011 was 16.6% compared with 12% in May 2010 and 15.8% in April 2011, according to the latest Labour Force Survey published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority.The number of employed amounted to 4,131,528 persons while the number of unemployed amounted to 822,719 an...