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Europe - Industrial production up +2.9% y-o-y in Euro area

15 August 2011

In June 2011 compared with June 2010, seasonally adjusted industrial production increased by +2.9% in the Euro area (EA17) and by +1.7% in the entire European Union (EU27), according to the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat).In June 2011 compared with May 2011, seasonally adjuste...


Greece - GDP falls by -6.9% y-o-y in Q2 2011

15 August 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant prices of the year 2000 decreased by -6.9 % in comparison with Q2 2010, according to the latest non-seasonally-adjusted data published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority.  The decrease recorded in domestic demand (final consumption expenditure and...


UK - Retention requires respect

15 August 2011

Over 4,000 UK professionals were asked which factors are most likely to help create a happy work atmosphere. 68% nominated respect for colleagues as the key ingredient, according to a survey commissioned by workspace provider Regus.The research serves as a reminder to managers how to maintain sta...


Ireland - 72% prefer to work for a female boss

15 August 2011

72% of Irish Workers prefer to work for a female boss rather than a male boss. 67% of employees feel more comfortable to approach a female boss with a personal problem rather than a male. 62% of employees feel more motivated and productive when working in a female managed workplace, according to...


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15 August 2011

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UK - InterQuest’s shares plummet after CCL client terminates contract

12 August 2011

IT staffing specialist, InterQuest Group Plc (ITQ:LSE), has announced that due to apparent impropriety and alleged fraud within a major client of the recently acquired Contract Connections Limited (CCL), the client has terminated its contract with CCL. The client has withheld, pending an ong...


Netherlands - Randstad clears one regulatory hurdle for SFN acquisition

12 August 2011

Following the launch of Randstad's recommended tender offer to all SFN Group shareholders (NYSE:SFN), the Company today announces that the US Federal Trade Commission communicated a grant of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HS...


France - Agency employment up +9.2% y-o-y in June 2011

12 August 2011

The number of agency temporary employees was up by +9.2% or up by +56,300 to 669,600 in June 2011 when compared with June 2010, according to the latest data published by the government's official job centres (Pôle Emploi).Month-on-month the number of agency temporary employees was up by +2.1% or...


France - GDP stagnant in Q2 2011 after strong Q1

12 August 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) held steady in Q2 2011 with 0% growth after a sharp increase in Q1 (+0.9%). Household consumption fell (-0.7% after +0.4%), while gross fixed capital formation (GFCF) equally fell (+0.9% after +1.2%), according to the latest data published today by the National Instit...


World - Workers can get by with a little help from friends

12 August 2011

A poll conducted by Monster Worldwide shows the fickle nature of work friendships. Thankfully, most of us can depend on friends at work to lend a helping hand when it's needed. 58% would step in if a friend was under-performing at work and they could help. 31% would report their friend to the bo...