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Europe - 8.5 million part-time workers would like to work more hours

11 November 2011

In the EU27, there were 41.3 million persons working part-time in 2010, three quarters of whom were women. Among those employed part-time, 8.5 million, or 21%, wished to work more hours, were available to do so and can therefore be considered to be underemployed. The share of part-time workers who are...

UK - Cost of ineffective management tops 19 billion Pounds

11 November 2011

Ineffective management could be costing UK businesses over 19 billion Pounds per year in lost working hours, according to a new survey published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
The study of 2,000 employees across the UK reveals that 75% of workers waste almost two hours out of their...

Forecast for 2012

11 November 2011

For members only, we have published our forecast for the sixteen markets we cover.

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World - Kelly Services' PBT up +80%

10 November 2011

Revenues were up by +9.7% from $1.28 billion in Q3 2010 to $1.41 billion in Q3 2011 at staffing agency group Kelly Services Inc. (KELYA:NSQ). Interim results for the 13 weeks ended 2 October 2011 reveal that gross profit was up by +10.4% from $207.2 million in Q3 2010 to $228.6 million in Q3 2011.


UK - Prime People's NFI up +8% in H1 2011

10 November 2011

Revenues were down by -8% from 7.2 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 6.6 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Prime People Plc (PRP:LSE), the real estate, infrastructure and customer insights recruitment specialist.

However, interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2011 reveal that net fee income (NFI)...

France - Staffing agencies collaborate on safety at work

10 November 2011

Staffing agencies Adecco, Randstad and Réseau Domitis have signed an agreement on the prevention of accidents at work with construction giant Bouygues, web TV channel AggloTV reports.

The agreement is the first of its kind in the French construction industry and operates under the motto 'Zéro Accident'....

Finland - Job vacancies up +8% in Q3 2011

10 November 2011

The number of job vacancies was up by +8% from 36,900 in Q3 2010 to 40,000 in Q3 2011, according to the latest Job Vacancy Survey published by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus). In all, 27,800, or 70%, of the job vacancies in the third quarter of 2011 were in the private sector.

Compared with the same...

Ireland - Employment prospects in multinationals strong for 2012

10 November 2011

48% of multinationals in Ireland are expecting to grow employment numbers in the next 12 months, while only 13% of firms surveyed expect to decrease employment numbers, according to the latest Irish Management Institute and National Irish Bank Survey of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in Ireland for...

UK - Signs of a recovery but ‘no even flow of workers, says Harvey Nash

10 November 2011

Albert Ellis, the boss of international recruitment business Harvey Nash, told Telegraph TV about evidence of improved business confidence among the company's clients, and why signs of a recovery in the jobs market aren't isolated to one sector or region.

Speaking after Prime Minister David Cameron delivered...

Sweden - Proffice's operating profit up +62% in Q3 2011

9 November 2011

Revenues were up by +18% from 113.7 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 133.6 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Proffice AB (PROEB:STO), the Scandinavian temporary and permanent staffing group. According to Staffing Industry Analysts’ ‘Largest Staffing Firms in Sweden’ report published in October, Proffice are...