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UK – City job applications up +47%

15 March 2011

The number of City staff applying for new jobs via financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden has leapt by +47% from 5,020 in February 2010 to 7,400 in February 2011.   The figures also represent a +25% rise on the 5,880 applications in January 2011.    Mark Cameron, Chi...


UK – Hydrogen returns to pre-downturn growth

14 March 2011

Revenues were up by +67% from 74.1 million Pounds in 2009 to 123.4 million Pounds in 2010 at Hydrogen Group Plc (HYDG:LSE). As a specialist professional recruitment business, the Company's main recruitment sectors are IT, Finance, Engineering, Legal and HR.Audited preliminary results for the 12 m...


Denmark – Jobindex sees strong growth in 2010

14 March 2011

Revenues were up by +49% from 7.9 million Euro in 2009 to 11.8 million Euro in 2010 at Jobindex A/S (JOBNDX:CPH), the Denmark-based internet job board.Profit before tax was up by +525% from 536,000 Euro in 2009 to 3.6 million Euro in 2010. The group believes that 50% of this growth was due to the...


UK – Savile expects trading loss for the year

14 March 2011

Savile Group Plc (SAVG.LSE), the AIM quoted Human Resources consulting group, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent management, has published the following trading update:"The group's restructuring continues, refocusing product offerings, business development and support...


UK – HCL sacks Bleasdale

14 March 2011

The boardroom drama following an investigation into alleged accounting irregularities continues at Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the specialist health and social care staffing firm.HCL announced on Friday that as a result of its internal investigation into the accounting irregularities it has...


Italy – Agency temporary employment up +26.7%

14 March 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +26.7% in January 2011 compared to January 2010, according to the latest data published today by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).Month-on...


Germany – Labour costs up +0.7%

14 March 2011

Compared to the third quarter of 2010, a seasonally and calendar adjusted increase of +0.7% was recorded for labour costs per hour worked in Germany in the fourth quarter of 2010.As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the costs of gross wages and salaries rose by +0.6%, while n...


UK – Pertemps Chairman cleared of sexual harassment claims

14 March 2011

Tim Watts, the Chairman of staffing firm Pertemps Group, has been cleared of allegations of sexual harassment made by Debbie Smiths, the Managing Director of a Pertemps subsidiary, the Coventry Telegraph reports.49 year old Smith had claimed at the Tribunal, held in Birmingham, that she was force...


UK – CIPD calls for more measured debate on youth unemployment

14 March 2011

"The UK clearly has a serious youth unemployment problem but severe difficulty is being felt by only a relative minority of young people and the current situation is not worse than ever before. The widespread perception that 1 in 5 16-24 year olds are unemployed is based on a narrow and som...


UK – Oil and gas recruitment sees continual rise

14 March 2011

Salaries in the global oil and gas industry are to increase throughout 2011 according to a joint report from OilCareers.com, the international job board for the oil and gas industry, in association with partner Air Energi, a global provider of manpower solutions to the energy sector.Focusing on e...