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World - 38% of companies check social media on potential employees

4 May 2011

38% of technology companies check out potential employees' profiles on social media sites such as Facebook, according to an international survey by Eurocom Worldwide, the global PR network, and its member agencies around the globe.The survey found that 38% of technology firms examine social media...


Europe - Commission launches Youth@Work action

4 May 2011

One in five young Europeans cannot find a job. To tackle the problem, the European Commission has launched Youth@Work, a new action that links business and young people.Youth@Work will build contacts between young people and small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), to encourage demand among SME...


Switzerland - Economy at a high level

3 May 2011

In April 2011, the Economic Barometer rose to 2.29. It shows a slight increase from an already high level, according to the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF). The growth of the Swiss economy should proceed dynamically. The KOF Economic Barometer rose by +0.04 points relative to March 2011 (2.25, re...


Switzerland - Job offers up +33%% y-o-y

3 May 2011

The number of job offers was up by +15% in Q1 2011 when compared with Q4 2010, according to the latest Swiss Job Market Index published by staffing firm Adecco Switzerland. The index reached 98 points in Q1 2011, the highest reading since June 2008. Year-on-year, there were one third more job of...


UK - Job opportunities slip back but still up +22% on last year

3 May 2011

Job opportunities across the United Kingdom slipped further back last month, down by -3 Index points (-2%) in April 2011 compared with March 2011, according to the latest Job Index published by job board reed.co.uk. However, year-on-year employer demand is up by +22% to give a Job Index reading...


Belgium - Agency employment up +17.17%

3 May 2011

The number of hours worked by agency temporary employees in March 2011 was up by +1.22% compared with February 2011, according to the latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian agency temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon). The number of hour...


Italy - Agency employment up +25.2%

3 May 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +25.2% in March 2011 compared with March 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp). Month-on-month...


World - Staffing agencies call for improved regulatory framework

3 May 2011

As governments feverishly look for ways to prevent a relapse of the economic and financial crisis, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) underlines the urgent need to reform labour markets to tackle unemployment.The Confederation says in a statement "if gover...


UK - Norman Broadbent profitable again

3 May 2011

Revenues were up from 6 million Pounds in 2009 to 6.1 million Pounds in 2010 at Norman Broadbent (NBB:LSE), the executive search and leadership consultancy firm. Audited results for the year ended 31 December 2010 published today reveal that profit before tax reached 1 million Pounds in 2010 inc...


UK - Capita's acquisition of health and government divisions approved by Tribal shareholders

2 May 2011

The shareholders of Tribal Group Plc (TRB:LSE), the provider of public sector services, have approved the acquisition of the health and government divisions of Tribal Group by Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services.The...