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Europe - Number of hours worked by agency workers up +18.1% y-o-y

7 July 2011

The staffing agency sector in continental Europe grew by +18.1% in April 2011 compared with the same period in 2010, according to the latest data published by the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett). This is the thirteenth month of growth in a row for the sector. &n...


World - Optimistic mid-year outlook for executive search

7 July 2011

Executive search professionals gave a 66% positive prediction for their industry in the second half of the year with the greatest optimism coming from consultants in Asia Pacific and the Americas, according to the latest 'Outlook Report' published by the Association of Executive Search Consultant...


World - Rates of expansion in output and new business slow

7 July 2011

Growth of both global output and new business eased in June 2011, following modest accelerations in the previous month. The 'Global All-Industry Output Index' compiled by research firm Markt on behalf of JPMorgan dipped to 52.2, from 52.7 in May, its second-lowest reading since the recovery began...


Eurozone - GDP growth moderating after a strong Q1

7 July 2011

After a strong rebound in Q1 (+0.8%), Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the Eurozone is expected to decelerate markedly in Q2 (+0.3%) and then grow at a moderate rate in Q3 and Q4 (+0.4%), according to the latest 'Eurozone Economic Outlook' published jointly by the Institute for Economic Res...


Ireland - Skills shortage at the high-end of the labour market

7 July 2011

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has published the 2011 update of the National Skills Bulletin, its annual review of employment trends and demand for skills in Ireland.This year's Bulletin shows that the rate of deterioration in the labour market during 2010 was slower than in 2009...


Europe - Women in business, EU Parliament calls for quotas

7 July 2011

Women should make up 30% of top management in the largest listed European Union (EU) companies by 2015 and 40% by 2020, believe Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). If voluntary measures fail to boost the number of women in senior positions, EU legislation must be used, MEPs say.Women curre...


UK - Job offers in financial services rally in June

6 July 2011

Figures from pre-employment screening firm Powerchex, the financial services specialist arm of HireRight Inc, show that a stronger than expected performance in June 2011 has created a growth in vacancies of just under +5% for the full quarter to June 2011.These figures add to the positive picture...


UK - Over half of employees unhappy at work

6 July 2011

Over half of Britain's employees are unhappy at work, with over a third of them seriously considering leaving their jobs, according to new research by Mercer, the Human Resources services and financial advisers, that reveals an increasing level of employee disengagement that should be of concern...


Eurozone - Services recovery slowed further in June

6 July 2011

The final Eurozone Services Business Activity Index, published by research firm Markit, fell to an eight-month low of 53.7 in June 2011, down from 56.0 in May 2011 and below the earlier flash estimate of 54.2. The index has signalled a slowdown in the sector since hitting a three and-a-half year...


Europe - Significant rise in labour demand in the private sector

6 July 2011

Labour demand increased in the private sector in most European Union (EU) countries, according to the July 2011 edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, published by the European Commission (EC).Employment in the public sector, on the other hand, shrank mainly in the areas of education, health an...