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UK – InterQuest PBT up +24%, seeks acquisitions

8 March 2011

Revenues were up by +15% from 97.4 million Pounds in 2009 to 112.2 million Pounds in 2010 at IT staffing specialist, InterQuest Group Plc (ITQ:LSE).Audited results for the year ended 31 December 2010 reveal that gross profit was up by +18% from 12.4 million Pounds in 2009 to 14.7 million Pounds i...


UK – ScotHomecare acquired by Allied Healthcare

8 March 2011

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK, has announced yesterday that its UK subsidiary, Allied Healthcare Group Limited, has acquired the homecare business of Health and Lifecar...


World – Emerging markets lead uneven recovery

8 March 2011

According to the latest Employment Outlook Survey released today by staffing group Manpower Inc., employer hiring plans for the second quarter are strongest in emerging markets, such as India, Brazil and Turkey, compared to their more developed counterparts in the global labour market. In fact, t...


Europe – Online recruitment up +24% y-o-y

8 March 2011

The latest monthly Employment Index for Europe published today by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, continued its positive long-term growth pace,with February's year-on-year gain of +24% nearly on par with January's +25% rate, the most rapid pace seen during the current economic cycle.Production,...


UK – Worse short-term but better medium-term forecast

8 March 2011

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published its new quarterly Economic Forecast, ahead of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on Thursday and with just over two weeks until the Budget.The BCC forecast reduces expectations for UK GDP growth in 2011 to +1.4% (from...


UK – 100 million Pounds to be invested in skills

8 March 2011

Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable and Minister for Skills, John Hayes, have launched a 50 million Pounds a year fund to help businesses develop the skills they need to drive growth.The Growth Investment Fund (GIF) will help employer groups overcome barriers to growth within their secto...


UK – Employment tribunal system is broken, says CIPD

8 March 2011

69% of employers say they have no effective protection against employees making wholly unjustifiable claims to employment tribunals. This is a key finding from a survey of employers' experiences of managing workplace conflict, published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developme...


Ireland – Job opportunities down m-o-m but up y-o-y

8 March 2011

The latest Irish Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (subsidiary of Premier Group) shows that new job opportunities for professionals in Ireland decreased marginally (-2%) from 7,250 in January 2011 to 7,100 in February 2011. This was however, a +2...


Europe – Eurociett welcomes the EU Employment Council's Conclusion

8 March 2011

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) welcomes the main conclusions of the European Union (EU) Employment and Social Affairs Council meeting of 7 March 2011, particularly:• The focus on the need to promote labour market reforms as also recognised in the Annual Grow...


World – Hudson Highland appoints Marquez as Chairman and CEO

8 March 2011

Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (HHGP:NMQ), the US-based international provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services, has yesterday announced that Manuel Marquez (52) has signed an agreement to become Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has also been appointe...