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UK - Bonus cheques double in post-crunch marketing uplift

30 September 2011

The average bonus for marketing professionals is now 9,050 Pounds or 17% of salary, according to marketing recruiter EMR. In 2007, before the credit crunch hit the sector, bonuses were just 4,420 Pounds or 8% of average salary. Following a survey of over 2,722 respondents, EMR said the growth in...


Staffing Industry Analysts at upcoming APSCo Conference

29 September 2011

John Nurthen, General Manager, Europe for Staffing Industry Analysts will be presenting at APSCo’s Executive Conference on Friday 7 October, 2011 at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, in London.The conference theme this year is ‘The World is our Oyster’ and focuses on staffing market globalisation a...


France - Agency temporary employment up +8.2% y-o-y

29 September 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +8.2% in August 2011 compared with August 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 +21.2%. Among qu...


Belgium - Agency temporary hours up +5.44% y-o-y

29 September 2011

The number of hours worked by agency temporary employees was up by +5.44% in August 2011 compared with August 2010, according to the latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian agency temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon).Compared with August...


UK - Norman Broadbent’s profits down due to restructuring

29 September 2011

Revenues were up by +5.8% from 3.26 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 3.49 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Norman Broadbent (NBB:LSE), the executive search and leadership consultancy firm.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that operating profit fell from 201,000 Pounds in H1 201...


UK - Savile subsidiary appoints liquidator

29 September 2011

Savile Group Plc (SAVG.LSE), the AIM quoted Human Resources consulting firm, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent management, has today made an announcement regarding the underperformance of its subsidiary 7 Days Limited. The group says in a statement:"Following  t...


Germany - Unemployment falls strongly in September 2011

29 September 2011

Unemployment in Germany was down by -231,000 individuals to 2,796,000 or down to 6.6% in September 2011 compared with September 2010, when the unemployment rate was 7.2%, according to preliminary data, published today, by the German Federal Labour agency (BA).Month-on-month, unemployment fell by...


France - Insider view on staffing industry

29 September 2011

Frédéric Senet, Managing Director of staffing agency Antal France, Belgium and Luxembourg, takes a look at how France's market is shaping up and what this means for the recruiting business.The market is back on track"The overall picture in France is a positive one. In spite of media reports,...


UK - Businesses could face +5% increase in pay costs due to AWR

29 September 2011

UK businesses could face a +5% increase in annual pay costs as a result of major new regulations that come into force this Saturday 1 October 2011.   Specialist recruitment consultant Reed carried out in-depth analysis of 30 companies and 30,000 agency workers across 1,300 roles to assess t...


Sweden - Economic trend index falls

29 September 2011

The Economic Trend Index fell three points in September 2011 and has thus declined around 15 points over the past four months. It is currently below the average, indicating weaker than normal growth in the Swedish economy at present, according to the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER)...