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World - IT leaders believe innovation critical to retaining market share

10 May 2011

A significant gap exists between the number of information technology (IT) leaders that believe that innovation and technology will help their companies preserve market share (74%) and the number of CIOs that have reported achieving their innovation potential (only 34%), according to the latest 2...


Germany - An extra +35,000 agency staff in the metal industry and rising

9 May 2011

Employment levels in the metal industry are rising as fast as they fell 2.5 years ago during the economic crisis. Since the employment lows of March 2010, an extra +75,000 permanent employees and an extra +35,000 agency temporary employees have been hired in the metal industry. By the end of 2011...


UK - Employers' guidance for new agency laws

9 May 2011

The government has published guidance to help employers prepare for the introduction of new rights for agency workers later this year.The guidance is intended to help hirers and agencies understand the requirements of the Agency Workers Regulations. Separate guidance for agency workers will be pu...


Belgium - 70% of large SMEs want to hire in Q2 2011

9 May 2011

One out of three (32%) small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) intend to hire new staff during Q2 2011, according to new research carried out by Human Resources services provider SD Worx among 974 SMEs in Belgium.Hiring intentions for Q2 2011 are even greater in 'larger SMEs' (20+ employees) wher...


World - Eurozone recovery exposes cracks between member states

9 May 2011

Recent world events have prompted a renewed focus on rising energy costs and higher food prices. The repercussions will likely shift the global economic landscape in the near term. In the second-quarter issue of the Global Economic Outlook, Deloitte member firm economists examine the effects of t...


UK - Slow growth expected this year and next

9 May 2011

The UK economy will continue to make headway in 2011, but growth will be patchy and slow, according to the latest economic forecast, released today, by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).Despite a squeeze on household income and public spending cuts, the business group expects this year'...


Czech Republic - Unemployment falls to 7.3%

9 May 2011

The total employment in Q1 2011 increased by +35.2 thousand persons compared with the same period of 2010, according to the latest data published by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU).The employment rate of individuals aged 15 to 64 years increased by +0.9 percentage points year-on-year to reach...


UK - HR Go profitable again

6 May 2011

Revenues were up by +26% from 73.3 million Pounds in 2009 to 92.6 million Pounds in 2010 at staffing agency HR Go (HRGO:PLU). Financial results for the year ended 31 December 2010 reveal that operating profit was up from a loss of -486,000 Pounds in 2009 to a profit of 1.9 million Pounds in 2010....


UK - Network Group's operating profit doubles

6 May 2011

Revenues were marginally up from 52.1 million Pounds in 2009 to 52.2 million Pounds in 2010 at Network Group (NGH:LSE), the specialist recruitment and business outsourcing group.Full year results for the year ended 30 November 2010 reveal that gross profit was up from 18.3 million Pounds 2009 to...


UK - Servoca acquires minority interest in subsidiary undertaking

6 May 2011

Servoca Plc (SVCA:LSE), the specialist outsourcing and recruitment solutions provider, today announces that it has acquired the minority interest in its subsidiary undertaking, Triple West Medical Limited, for an aggregate sum of 492,392 Pounds, comprising both shares and cash. Triple West w...