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Europe - Eurociett discusses with Eurocities how to progress the New Skills and Jobs Agenda

7 October 2011

The President of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), Annemarie Muntz, has addressed the Eurocities Social Affairs Forum in Rotterdam on how private employment agencies can co-operate with cities to progress the European Union (EU27) New Skills and Jobs Agenda....


UK - Hays' international growth makes up for weak UK market

6 October 2011

Net fees were up by +21% in Q1 2011 when compared with Q1 2010 at Hays Plc (HAS:LSE), the second largest staffing agency in the UK. On a like-for-like basis (LFL, organic growth at constant currency) revenues were up by +15%.An interim management statement for the three months ended 30 September...


UK - Matchtech's profits fall due to investment in growth

6 October 2011

Revenues were up by +14% from 264.4 million Pounds in 2010 to 301.8 million Pounds in 2011 at Matchtech Group Plc (MTEC:LSE), the specialist technical recruitment company.Preliminary results for the year ended 31 July 2011 reveal that net fee income (NFI, revenue less contractor payroll costs) wa...


Italy - Agency employment up +19% y-o-y

6 October 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +19% in August 2011 compared with August 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).Month-on-month,...


UK - Spencer Ogden acquires RUSTON wheb brand

6 October 2011

Energy recruiter Spencer Ogden has acquired the RUSTON wheb brand and its staff for an undisclosed amount. The deal will now see Spencer Ogden offer a new cleantech executive search service to the energy sector. RUSTON wheb Managing Director, Ian Jenkins, will lead the cleantech executive search...


World - Only Germany reports strong job creation in September

6 October 2011

The Global All-Industry Output Index published by research firm Markit on behalf of JPMorgan rose to 52.0 in September, up slightly from August's 25-month low of 51.5. Growth ticked higher at global service providers, while the trend in world manufacturing production moved from August's marginal...


Ireland - Slight decrease in standardised unemployment rate

6 October 2011

The standardised unemployment rate in September 2011 was 14.3%, down slightly from a rate of 14.4% in August, according to the latest Live Register released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).The latest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from the Quarterly National Household Survey was 14....


UK - Labour productivity down -0.2% y-o-y

6 October 2011

The headline measure of whole economy labour productivity, output per worker, decreased by -0.2% in the second quarter of 2011 compared with the same quarter a year ago. This is down from an increase of +0.1% in the previous quarter, according to the latest data, published today, by the Office fo...


Europe - The missed opportunity of empowering middle managers

6 October 2011

Employers must take action to motivate and equip their managers to act on engagement surveys says Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation.Data from Aon Hewitt's European Engagement database shows that the vast majority of employees across the U...


Belgium - Third of employers forecast agency staff requirements to increase in Q4 2011

5 October 2011

29.5% of firms expect to be using more agency temporary employees in Q4 2011 than they used Q4 2010, according to the latest Temporary Employment Barometer, published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon), based on interviews with 442 firms, which use agency temporary employees.Howe...