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UK - Capita acquires Team24

31 May 2011

Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, has today acquired specialist healthcare recruitment firm Team24 Limited for a consideration, on a cash free debt free basis, of 24 million Pounds,  plus up to a further 2 mi...


UK - Harvey Nash's PBT up +32% due to European and US performance

31 May 2011

The board of staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE), is issuing its first Interim Management Statement for the financial year ending 31 January 2012 covering the period from 1 February 2011 to 30 May 2011. There have been no material events or transactions in the period other than those de...


UK - Norman Broadbent proposes share placing of 1.75 million Pounds

31 May 2011

At the Annual General Meeting of Norman Broadbent Plc (NBB:LSE), the executive search and leadership consultancy firm, held at noon today, Pierce Casey, Chairman, made the following statement:"On 28 April 2011 I outlined our strategy, as approved by our board, in my Chairman's Statement in t...


France - Agency temporary employment up +10.1%

31 May 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +10.1% in April 2011 compared with April 2010, according to the latest Employment Barometer published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).Agency temporary employment among unqualified workers was up by +8.3%....


Europe - Unemployment falls to 9.4%

31 May 2011

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment in the Euro area (EA17)  rate was 9.9% in April 2011, unchanged compared with March 2011. It was 10.2% in April 2010. The unemployment rate in the entire European Union (EU27) was 9.4% in April, compared with 9.5% in March. It was 9.7% in April 2010, acco...


Switzerland - GDP up +2.4% y-o-y

31 May 2011

Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Switzerland grew in the first quarter of 2011 by +0.3% compared with the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the latest data, published today, by State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO). Positive growth was generated by the trade balance, construction inves...


Are you paid enough?

31 May 2011

As part of our buyers survey we are for the first time looking at compensation but the results will only be shown to those non-subscribing readers who complete the survey.  The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete and, of course, all individual responses are treated in th...


Europe - Economic sentiment stable but moderately down in the Euro area

30 May 2011

In May, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI), published by the European Commission, was broadly unchanged at 105.4 in the European Union (EU), while it decreased by -0.6 points to 105.5 in the Euro area. The overall decline in the Euro area resulted from weakening confidence in all the business...


UK - Unemployment forecast to peak at 2.6 million in mid-2012

30 May 2011

In its latest Quarterly Economic Forecast, published today, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has downgraded its growth expectations for 2011 and 2012. The new forecast is predicting UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of +1.3% in 2011 and +2.2% in 2012, down from its March forecast of +1...


Ireland - 88% of CEOs do not expect growth until 2012

30 May 2011

88% of business leaders do not expect the economy to return to growth until 2012 or later, according to a new report entitled 'Irish Chief Executive Officer Pulse Survey', published today by professional services firm PwC.About half of those surveyed expect revenues and profits to grow over the n...