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UK - IT contractors predict job boom in financial services

9 August 2011

IT contractors are increasingly confident about their job prospects in the financial services sector over the coming year as banks and insurers step up demand for IT skills, according to new research by giant group plc, the contractor services provider.   32.6% of IT contractors think the f...


International - Recruiting practices impact on revenues

9 August 2011

Businesses that fail to align their recruiting practices with their branding strategy risk losing top talent and potential revenue, with social media further amplifying these consequences, according to a new study by the provider of talent and resourcing capability, Alexander Mann Solutions. The...


UK - Shortage of technical skills impacts on pay settlements

8 August 2011

The number of new job vacancies in engineering and manufacturing has surged +50% year-on-year, putting pressure on pay settlements as skills shortages intensify, according to research conducted by Staffing Industry Analysts and Innovantage, the provider of real-time labour market intelligence, on...


Europe – Staffing stocks hit by financial market turbulence

8 August 2011

Shares of the major European staffing companies proved to be no safe haven in the global sell off of shares experienced last week with some companies losing over a fifth in value.During the course of last week the FTSE 100 ended -10% lower capping the most traumatic week for investors in three ye...


UK - Flexible working seen as a genuine business benefit

8 August 2011

The right to request flexible working should be extended to all employees and the government should stick to its implementation timetable of 2015.  Flexible working benefits both employers and employees and the government should resist pressure to create a two-tier labour market through exe...


Germany - One in three would work beyond retirement age

8 August 2011

28% would like to work for an extra two years beyond their age of retirement, according to the latest Work Barometer for Germany published by staffing group Randstad.33% would work for an extra two years if they received a +5% pay increase during the extra time.Petra Timm, Spokesperson of Randsta...


Switzerland - Unemployment falls by -23.3% to 2.8% y-o-y

8 August 2011

The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) fell by -23.3% or by -33,130 individuals to 109,200 in July 2011 compared with July 2010. The unemployment rate fell to 2.8% in July 2011, according to the latest figures published today by the State Secretariat for the E...


UK - Exporters still show signs of strength

8 August 2011

UK exporters are showing signs of strength. However, difficult global economic conditions are creating challenges that affect exporters' investment decisions, and their desire to take on staff, according to the new Trade Confidence Index, launched today, as a measure of the UK's exporting health...


UK - Smaller manufacturers' optimism falls

8 August 2011

Sentiment about the general business situation has fallen among the UK's small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs). Furthermore they expect no growth in demand and output over the coming quarter, and are reappraising their business plans as a result, according to the Confederation of British In...


Italy - GDP up +0.8% y-o-y

8 August 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was up by +0.8% in the second quarter of 2011 when compared with the same quarter of 2010, according to the latest data published by the National Institute for Statistics (Istat).Compared with the first quarter of 2011, GDP was up by +0.3%.Both the annual and quarterl...