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World - Expatriates are quite well off in Europe

14 July 2011

Luanda in Angola is the world's most expensive city for expatriates for the second year running, according to the '2011 Cost of Living Survey' published by Mercer, the Human Resources services and financial advisers. Tokyo remains in second position and N'Djamena in Chad in third place. Moscow fo...


UK - City vacancies rise but interviews fall as skills shortage bites

14 July 2011

The number of job vacancies in London's banking and financial services sector has risen +9% over the last year and +16% over the last quarter according to recruitment group Ambition.   The growth has been driven largely by an increased demand from City institutions for change management sp...


UK - ReThink Group's H1 profits up +30% on last year

13 July 2011

Further to the statement made at the company's Annual General Meeting on 5 May 2011, ReThink Group Plc (RTG:LSE), the recruitment and technology services firm, has today announced the following update on trading:"Revenues in the six months ended 30 June 2011 are expected to be approximately...


France - Agency employment up +9.8% y-o-y

13 July 2011

The number of agency temporary employees was up by +9.8% or up by +58,300 in May 2011 when compared with May 2010 according to the latest data published by the government's official job centres (Pôle Emploi). Month-on-month agency temporary employees were down by -1.2% or down by -8,000 individua...


UK - Skills shortages loom as demand for IT professionals surges

13 July 2011

The number of job vacancies in the IT sector has surged +28% year-on-year as businesses ramp up investment in technology and kick-start projects put on hold during the recession, according to research conducted by Staffing Industry Analysts and Innovantage, the provider of real-time labour market...


Germany - Agency employment makes people sick, says health insurer

13 July 2011

Agency temporary employees take on average 15 days per annum off work due to sickness, +3.5 days more than other employees, according to the latest statistics published by the Health Insurance for Technicians (TK).The insurance company says that many temporary employees work in physically demandi...


UK - Unemployment falls slightly due to under 24 year olds

13 July 2011

The unemployment rate for the three months to May 2011 was 7.7% of the economically active population, down -0.1 on the quarter. The total number of unemployed people fell by -26,000 over the quarter to reach 2.45 million, according to the latest statistics published today by the Office for Natio...


UK - GDP and unemployment forecasts revised downwards by CIPD

13 July 2011

Revised forecasts for UK economic and employment growth published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) revise downward the CIPD's previous (December 2010) forecast for both Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and unemployment.   The CIPD now expects the economy to...


World - Training is key for new era in energy production, says report

13 July 2011

Surging demand for oil and natural gas will see an influx in investment and rise in activity across 2011. This is expected to create an increase in global hiring according to a joint report from OilCareers.com, the international jobs board for the oil and gas industry, in association with partner...


Belgium - Structural problems in labour market are deep-rooted

13 July 2011

Belgium has come out of the global financial crisis faster than the Euro area as a whole, but high public debt and the need to anticipate the cost of its ageing population require urgent fiscal consolidation, according to the latest 'Economic Survey of Belgium' published by the Organisation for E...