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UK - Address poor productivity rather than scrap unfair dismissal rights, says CIPD

31 October 2011

A new Work Horizons report launched today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) calls, ahead of next month's Growth Review, for the government to use its position and influence to encourage UK businesses to recognise and rectify gaps in management and leadership skills.

Sweden - Business and consumer confidence falls in October

31 October 2011

The confidence indicator for the manufacturing industry fell three points between September and October. It is currently slightly below the historic average for the first time since the end of 2009, according to the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER).

This month's decline is mainly due to...

Netherlands - USG's gross profits down -2%, announces brand rationalisation

28 October 2011

Revenues were up by +2% from 833 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 853 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Dutch staffing firm USG People (USG:AEX).

Interim results for the three months ended 30 September 2011 reveal that gross profit was down by -2% from 179 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 176 million Euro in Q3 2011. The...

France - CRIT's revenues up +11.8% in Q3 2011

28 October 2011

Revenues were up by +11.8% from 359 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 401.3 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing and multi-services (airport assistance, industrial maintenance) group.

Revenues include the North American staffing company PeopleLink, acquired and consolidated...

Ireland - CPL expects further profitable growth until end of 2011

28 October 2011

CPL Resources Plc (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group, has held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Dublin yesterday.

John Hennessy, CPL Chairman, made the following statement on current trading "at the time of the announcement of the group's full year results to 30 June, 2011, CPL reported...

UK - Swedish Derogation is not a loophole in AWR, says REC

28 October 2011

Following media stories this week on how leading employers are implementing AWR, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has underlined the variety of ways that businesses can build flexibility into their workforce. Options such as the 'Swedish Derogation' model do not provide 'get-out...

World - Organisations prefer executive search consultants to recruit top management

28 October 2011

The worldwide Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has released its bi-annual report of client satisfaction levels with retained executive search consulting. Overall, respondents endorsed the differentiated value of retained executive search and its contribution as a high end consulting...

France - Unemployment up +3% y-o-y in September

28 October 2011

The number of category A (Unemployed) job seekers, in France, registered with job centres in September 2011 was up by +3% to 2,780,500 compared with September 2010. Compared with the previous month, it was up by +0.9% or up by +26,000 individuals, according to the latest data published by DARES on behalf...

Netherlands - Randstad's growth slows in Q3

27 October 2011

Revenues were up by +12% from 3.8 billion Euro in Q3 2010 to 4.2 billion Euro in Q3 2011 at Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm. Organically (excluding the impact of currencies, acquisitions, disposals and re-classifications) revenues were up by +7%.

Gross profit was...

France - Synergie's Q3 revenues up +11%, seeks further acquisitions

27 October 2011

Group revenues were up by +10.8% from 341.8 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 378.7 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group.

Interim results for Q3 and the nine months ended 30 September 2011 reveal that revenues generated in France were up by +11.5% from 199.6...