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Portugal - Employment falls as growth decelerates

5 August 2011

Industrial output rose by +5.5% in June 2011 when compared with June 2010, according to the latest data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). This represents a decrease from the annual growth rate registered in May 2011 (+7.6%) caused by a deceleration in both domestic consumpt...


Ireland - Standardised unemployment up marginally in July

5 August 2011

The standardised unemployment rate in July 2011 was 14.3%, up slightly from a rate of 14.2% in June 2011. The monthly increase in the standardised unemployment rate was caused by an increase of +1,500 (+0.3%) in the seasonally adjusted number of persons signing on the Live Register, according to...


Switzerland - RSA appoints John Callagher as new MD

5 August 2011

RSA, the global provider of life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has announced that John Callagher has been appointed Managing Director of RSA Switzerland from 1 August 2011.Callagher comes to this role having recently served as Global Managing Director of SpenglerFox...


UK - Robert Walters' PBT up +39% due to European and Asian performance

4 August 2011

Revenue was up by +28% from 188.8 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 241.6 million Pounds in H1 2011 at staffing group Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE). In constant currency revenue was up by +25%.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that gross profit (net fee income) was up by +23%...


UK - Matchtech's NFI up +13% due to permanent placements

4 August 2011

Net fee income (NFI) was up by +13% from 26.2 million Pounds in financial year (FY) 2010 to 29.6 million Pounds in FY2011 at Matchtech Group Plc (MTEC:LSE), the specialist technical recruitment company.A pre-close trading update for the year ended 31 July 2011 reveals that net fee income generate...


Norway - Unemployment falls y-o-y

4 August 2011

The number of unemployed decreased by about -8,000 persons from Q2 2010 to the same quarter in 2011. Most of the decrease was among people with only a short period of unemployment. Long-term unemployment rose from 31% in Q2 2010 to 33% in the same quarter of 2011, according to the latest Labour F...


World - 81% of workers feel their skills are underused

4 August 2011

A new report entitled 'Inspiring Talent 2011' published by Lumesse, the provider of talent management solutions, (previously StepStone Solutions) reveals that despite employee happiness at work 29% of workers expect to leave their companies within five years. Four out of five employees also felt...


Ireland - New skills report published

4 August 2011

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has published its annual report on the supply of skills to the Irish labour market. The report, 'Monitoring Ireland's Skills Supply: Trends in Education and Training Outputs', examines the numbers of students entering and leaving the education/train...


UK - Staff appointments increased at subdued pace in July 2011

3 August 2011

Recruitment consultants reported further increases in the number of people placed into both permanent and temporary job roles during July 2011. Rates of growth quickened slightly from June's lows but remained below long-run trends, according to the latest Report on Jobs published today by the Rec...


UK - DfE publishes AWR guidance for supply teachers

3 August 2011

The Department for Education (DfE) has released Agency Workers Regulation (AWR) guidance on supply teachers. The guidance addresses issues surrounding the hirer, supply teacher pay scales and holiday pay.   John Dunn, Chair of Education at the Recruitment & Employment Confedera...