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Switzerland – Burgunder named new HR Swiss President

23 March 2011

The Swiss Association for Human Resources Management (HR Swiss) has appointed Urs Burgunder as President.Burgunder was born in the Swiss capital Berne. He is an HR specialist and has been working for staffing agency Kelly Services in Neuchâtel for 17 years.Burgunder replaces the previous presiden...


UK – Morson struggles with difficult trading environment, lost contracts and margin erosion

22 March 2011

Annual revenues were up by +4.8% from 436.6 million Pounds in 2009 to 457.6 million Pounds in 2010 at Morson Group Plc (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions.Preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2010 show that acquisitions contributed...


Netherlands – Agency employment up +12%

22 March 2011

In period 2 of 2011 (weeks 5 to 8) the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +12% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies grew by +11%, compared to the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Association of...


UK – Adecco urges Chancellor to reduce complexity of AWR

22 March 2011

Ahead of tomorrow's Budget, Andy Smith, Head of Regulation and Employment Law at staffing agency Adecco, has called on Chancellor (Finance Minister), George Osborne to remove barriers to temporary employment and reduce the complexity of the European Union's Agency Workers Regulation (AWR), which...


Germany – BZA speaks out against discrimination against temporary employment

22 March 2011

The Subcommittee on labour and social affairs of the German Parliament (Bundestag) has asked Volker Enkerts, the President of the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA), to comment on the reform of labour market legislation in his capacity as an industry specialist.Enkerts has comment...


Belgium – Outplacement activity up +13.9% in 2010

22 March 2011

Outplacement activity was up by +13.9% from 15,577 outplacements in 2009 to 17,749 outplacements in 2010 according to the latest data published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon).The placement rate, i.e the percentage of people who found a job at the end of their outplacement, wa...


UK – Flexible working is no longer the exception

22 March 2011

Four fifths of companies in the UK are now offering their staff flexible working, according to new research amongst 4,000 UK companies commissioned by workplace provider Regus.However, the research highlights that trust remains a major hurdle for many companies: 38% of UK businesses only offer th...


World – Use of social media differs by country

22 March 2011

In most countries more than 50% of the employees have a social media profile according to findings covered in the latest Workmonitor for Q1 2011 based on research in 29 countries around the world published by staffing agency Randstad.Countries where usage of social media is high are predominantly...


Finland – Unemployment falls to 8.4%

22 March 2011

In February 2011, the number of employed persons was 2,425,000, which was +27,000 higher than a year earlier, according to the latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus).The number of employed men grew, but that of employed women fell slightly. The number of...


Germany – AutoVision more than triples profits

21 March 2011

Revenues were up by +56% from 287 million Euro in 2009 to 446.6 million Euro in 2010 at AutoVision, the Volkswagen-owned in-house temporary staffing agency.Financial results for the year ended 31 December 2010 released on Friday reveal that profit before tax was up by +340% from 10.5 million Euro...