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Germany – Lowest labour cost increase in the EU

7 March 2011

Germany ranks at the tail end of wage increases in the European Union (EU), according to new research published by the Institute for Macro-Economic Research (IMK).In 2009 the average labour cost per hour in the private sector of the Eurozone was highest in Belgium with 37.2 Euro per hour. It was...


Eastern Europe – Polish staffing revenues up +47%

7 March 2011

Revenues generated by the 19 major staffing agencies, which form the Polish Human Resources Forum (Polskie Forum HR) were up by +47% from 284 million Euro in 2009 to 417 million Euro in 2010.Market shares of major staffing agencies in Poland Randstad  27.6% Manpower  17.7% Ade...


Spain – Aranda announces resignation

7 March 2011

The President of the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), Francisco Aranda has announced his intention to step down and pursue a new career, specialist publication RRHH reports.Aranda's main achievements were the government's lifting of restrictions for temporary employment...


Belgium – Lacroix becomes new Federgon President

7 March 2011

Philippe Lacroix of Manpower has been appointed new President of the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon) for a mandate of three years.Lacroix succeeds Annemie Verschetse of Konvert Interim who was appointed Federgon President in 2007.Lacroix is Managing Director of Manpower Belgium and L...


UK – Alarming figures on public sector fraud

7 March 2011

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has called on the government to urgently address public sector and procurement fraud as figures released by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude identified that the public sector loses 21 billion Pounds from fraud, with 2.4 billion Pounds of thi...


Netherlands – USG People's Q4 revenues up +12%

4 March 2011

Full year revenues were up by +3% from 3 billion Euro in 2009 to 3.1 billion Euro in 2010 at USG People N.V. (USG.AEX), the multi-brand staffing, secondment and HR services group.Full year and fourth quarter results for the period ended 31 December 2010 reveal that full year EBITA was up by +37%...


UK – SThree gross profit boosted by non-UK business

4 March 2011

Group gross profit was up by +19% at constant currency from 35.8 million Pounds in first financial quarter of 2010 to 42 million Pounds in the first financial quarter of 2011 at SThree Plc (STHR:LSE), the international specialist staffing firm.An interim management statement covering the period f...


Norway – Adecco caught in illegal practices scandal

4 March 2011

Staffing agency Adecco Norway has been accused of illegal labour practices such as paying wages below minimum levels, unacceptable working hours and conditions and, in some cases, pension contributions according to Dagsavisen newspaper.As a result Adecco Norway has lost several contracts with nur...


Germany – Agency staff earns 20% less than permanents

4 March 2011

New analysis by the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) reveals that more than 50% of agency temporary employment contracts last no longer than three months.However, the average duration of all employment contracts in Germany has gone up from 10.3 years in 1992 to 10.8 years in 2010.10% of ag...


UK – Demand for multilingual recruitment is booming

4 March 2011

The total number of jobs for bilingual and multilingual professionals posted on the job portal of multilingual recruitment website TopLanguageJobs.co.uk has grown by +3,300 from 10,700 in 2009 to 14,000 in 2010.Moreover, a majority of the vacancies posted in 2010 by UK companies for language prof...