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UK - Taxpayer pays 500,000 Pounds for interim manager

15 December 2011

The government was left with a 500,000 Pounds bill after bringing in temporary cover for a senior civil service job because the department could not find anyone else to do it, The Daily Mail newspaper reports. 

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) went to recruitment firm Capita...

Austria - Income equality better among full-time employees

15 December 2011

The average gross annual income of all employees across Austria was 24,516 Euro in 2010, according to the latest analysis published by the national statistics office (Statistik Austria). 

The average gross annual income for men was 30,316 Euro. For women it was 18,270 Euro, 60% of the average for...

UK - Pay hikes of more than +31% for SAP specialists

15 December 2011

SAP specialists have seen their salaries increase by +23% this year, more than twelve times faster than the industry average. Research by the IT & Telecoms recruiter Greythorn shows SAP salaries grew to an average of 62,250 Pounds this year. By contrast, Java specialists received on average...

UK - Morson at lower end of expectations, axes dividend

14 December 2011

Morson Group Plc (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical contracting personnel to the aerospace and defence, nuclear and power, rail and other technical industries, has issued an update on current trading and future dividend policy.

The company says in a statement:

"Based on management information available,...

UK - Berry Group acquires Wild Recruitment

14 December 2011

Berry Recruitment, the staffing firm with specialist divisions in the office and IT, technical, construction, industrial and catering sectors, has announced the acquisition of Wild Recruitment, the Hampshire-based staffing firm.

Under the stewardship of Kim Way, Wild has achieved a turnover in excess...

Belgium - Agency staff have far more accidents than permanent staff

14 December 2011

There were 115.7 accidents at work per 1,000 agency temporary employees in 2010 compared with only 43.9 accidents at work per 1,000 permanent employees in the private sector, according to the Christian Unions (CSC).

The number of accidents at work among agency temporary employees is therefore 2.63 times...

UK - Highest unemployment since 1994

14 December 2011

The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to October 2011 was 70.3 %, down -0.2 percentage points on the quarter. The number of people in employment aged 16 and over fell by -63,000 on the quarter and by -14,000 on the year to reach 29.11 million, according to the latest statistics,...

Italy - Other labour costs rise faster than gross wages

14 December 2011

Average gross wages per employee rose by +1.4% in Q3 2011 when compared with Q3 2010. Quarter-on-quarter, average gross wages were up by +0.3%, according to the latest statistics published by the Italian National Statistics Institute (Istat).

Other labour costs per employee rose by +2.2% in Q3 2011 when...

Germany - ex-USG CEO becomes President of Orizon Group

14 December 2011

Ron Icke, who left his position as CEO at Dutch staffing giant USG People in September 2009 due to 'differences in opinion about the strategy to be taken', was yesterday appointed as Chairman of the board of Orizon Group, the provider of staffing services, which was formed last year by the merger of...

UK - IDOX adjusted pre-tax profits up +36%

14 December 2011

Revenues were up by +23% from 31.3 million Pounds in 2010 to 38.6 million Pounds in 2011 at IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the provider of software, information & consultancy and recruitment services to the UK public sector and major corporates.

Final results for the year ended 31 October 2011 reveal that EBITDA...