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World - ILO warns of jobs recession and social unrest

1 November 2011

In a grim analysis issued on the eve of the G20 leaders’ summit, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay the global economic recovery and may ignite more social unrest in scores of countries.Ray...


UK - cph's revenues up +70%

1 November 2011

Revenues were up by +70% during the financial year ended 30 September 2011 when compared to the previous year at cph, the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions provider.Jerry Wright, co-Founder/MD of cph, commented "given that economic conditions continue to be challenging, we are...


France - Agency temporary employment up +5.5% y-o-y

31 October 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +5.5% in September 2011 compared with September 2010, according to the latest Employment Barometer published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).Agency temporary employment among managers was up by +20.7%. Am...


Germany - Negotiated staffing agency pay rises tomorrow

31 October 2011

Several hundreds of thousands of agency temporary employees who are employed by staffing agencies, which are members of the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BAP, previously BZA and AMP), will see their hourly pay rise tomorrow.Hourly pay, which was negotiated via collective bargainin...


Finland - Barona Group profitable again

31 October 2011

Revenues were up by +56.3% from 78.3 million Euro in 2009 to 122.3 million Euro in 2010 at Barona Group, the privately owned Finland-based temporary and permanent staffing group with offices in Russia, Sweden and Estonia.Profit for the financial year was up from a loss of 692,000 Euro in 2009 to...


UK - Job opportunities bounce back to hit eight-months high

31 October 2011

Job opportunities across the UK are up in one of the biggest month-on-month increases for nearly two years, according to the Job Index for October published today by job board Reed.   In October 2011, the Job Index stands at 129, which is +8 index points (+7%) up from September. This revers...


UK - Address poor productivity rather than scrap unfair dismissal rights, says CIPD

31 October 2011

A new Work Horizons report launched today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) calls, ahead of next month's Growth Review, for the government to use its position and influence to encourage UK businesses to recognise and rectify gaps in management and leadership skills....


Sweden - Business and consumer confidence falls in October

31 October 2011

The confidence indicator for the manufacturing industry fell three points between September and October. It is currently slightly below the historic average for the first time since the end of 2009, according to the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER). This month's decline is mainly du...


Netherlands - USG's gross profits down -2%, announces brand rationalisation

28 October 2011

Revenues were up by +2% from 833 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 853 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Dutch staffing firm USG People (USG:AEX).Interim results for the three months ended 30 September 2011 reveal that gross profit was down by -2% from 179 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 176 million Euro in Q3 2011...


France - CRIT's revenues up +11.8% in Q3 2011

28 October 2011

Revenues were up by +11.8% from 359 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 401.3 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing and multi-services (airport assistance, industrial maintenance) group.Revenues include the North American staffing company PeopleLink, acquired and consol...