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UK - September marks a return to stabilisation for jobs market

12 October 2011

The jobs market began to stabilise in September 2011 following the typical lull experienced during the summer months. While the number of new job vacancies continued to fall in September, the rate at which these vacancies are falling month on month has begun to slow across both permanent and tem...


Spain - Marketing directors are the best paid executives

12 October 2011

In 2010, the average executive earned 2.3 times the amount a technical employee earned and 1.6 times the amount a middle manager earned, according to new analysis by staffing agency Adecco Spain.The average executive earned 83,395 Euro gross per annum last year compared with 36,249 Euro for a tec...


Finland - Pay up by +5.3% y-o-y

12 October 2011

The wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was +5.3% greater in the past June to August period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In August alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by +5.9% year-on-year. In the June to August period one year ago, the w...


UK - Robert Walters' gross profit up but UK remains challenging

11 October 2011

Group gross profit (net fee income, NFI) was up by +13% from 42.5 million Pounds in Q3 2010 to 48 million Pounds in Q3 2011 at staffing group Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE). In constant currency, group gross profit was up by +8%.An interim management statement for the three months ended 30 Septembe...


France - Agency employment up +5.6% y-o-y

11 October 2011

The seasonally adjusted number of agency temporary employees was up by +5.6% year-on-year or up by +34,200 to 644,700 in August 2011 when compared with August 2010, according to the latest data published by the government's official job centres (Pôle Emploi).Month-on-month, the number of agency t...


UK - RTC announces correction to H1 2011 results

11 October 2011

RTC Group Plc (RTC:LSE), the recruitment, training and conference services provider, has today announced the following amendments to the Half Yearly Report announcement released on 9 September 2011:"There was an error in the allocation of costs between cost of sales and administrative expens...


Spain - Expatriation offers cannot really be refused

11 October 2011

In the current economic climate, the offer of expatriation made by an employer to an employee, is increasingly becoming an order rather than an option, according to new research carried out by the IESE Business School and Ernst & Young Lawyers.The research reveals that an attractive remunerat...


Ireland - Job vacancies down for sixth month in a row

11 October 2011

The latest Irish Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (part of Premier Group), registered its sixth consecutive monthly decrease with a -3% fall in available professional jobs in September 2011 from 7,767 to 7,500. Compared with the same time last y...


OECD Countries - Investment sustains GDP growth in Q2 2011

11 October 2011

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the OECD area grew by +0.3% in the second quarter of 2011. Gross fixed investment was the main contributor, adding +0.2% percentage points to overall growth, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). Fixed investment is th...


UK - BCC points to increased risks facing recovery

11 October 2011

The British Chambers of Commerce's (BCC) latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), released today highlights the risks facing Britain's recovery. The new survey, comprising 6,700 responses from businesses across the UK, shows that while many balances are still in positive territory, indicating gro...