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Netherlands - Randstad to sell Aerospace business of YACHT TECCON

9 November 2011

Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm,

has agreed to sell its Aerospace business, now part of YACHT TECCON in Germany and France, to Segula IndustrieHansa Deutschland GmbH for an undisclosed amount.

Over the years, YACHT TECCON's Aerospace business has distanced itself from...

Europe - Staffing agencies continue to create jobs as unemployment rises

9 November 2011

The agency work industry in Europe grew by +4.7% in August 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. The sector has experienced seventeen months of continuous year-on-year growth, according to new data published by the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett).

The most recent...

UK - Recruitment industry up +25% y-o-y to 25 billion Pounds

9 November 2011

Turnover in the UK's recruitment industry has bounced back by over 25% to just under 25 billion Pounds over the past year (April 2010 to March 2011), according to the latest annual industry report launched today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).  The Medium Term Forecast is...

UK - Further modest increase in temporary/contract billings in October

9 November 2011

Recruitment consultants indicated a reduction in permanent staff placements for the first time in over two years during October, albeit marginal. Anecdotal evidence suggested the drop in placements reflected hesitancy among clients regarding the economic outlook, according to the latest Report on Jobs,...

Austria - Agency employment up +13.2% y-o-y

9 November 2011

1,952 staffing agencies in Austria known to the Ministry for Employment were asked to report how many agency temporary workers they employed on 31 July 2011. On the reporting day, 1,221 staffing agencies employed 74,783 agency temporary workers across the whole country. 731 staffing agencies were either...

UK - Winners of 2011 APSCo staffing industry awards announced

9 November 2011

The winners of the APSCo Awards for Excellence have been announced. Entries for the awards were judged by an independent panel of experts. The judging panel was chaired by Les Clarke, a former member of the APSCo executive committee and a veteran of the recruitment industry, with over 30 years experience....

Switzerland - Adecco's growth cools in Q3 2011

8 November 2011

Reported revenues were up by +4% from 5.05 billion Euro in Q3 2010 to 5.27 billion Euro in Q3 2011 at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group. In constant currency and organically, revenues increased by +7%.

In Q3 2011, gross profit amounted to 906 million Euro and the...

World - Executive search revenues sustained despite market turbulence

8 November 2011

Third quarter data released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) shows that despite economic turbulence and a quarter-on-quarter reduction in the number of new executive searches started (-8.1%), overall revenue levels have been sustained thereby continuing the momentum of the past...

UK - Permanent workers are not more loyal than contractors

8 November 2011

28% of employers believe that contractors are more productive than permanent staff. 14% believe that permanent staff are more productive than contractors and 53% believe that both groups are equally productive, according to new research carried out by recruitment consultancy Hudson (part of Hudson...

Switzerland - Unemployment down y-o-y but up m-o-m

8 November 2011

The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) fell by -17.4% or by -24,187 individuals to 115,178 in October 2011 when compared with October 2010. Month-on-month, unemployment rose by +3,834 individuals, according to the latest figures published by the State Secretariat...