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Spain - Unemployment up strongly as summer season ends

5 October 2011

Unemployment rose by +5.2% or by +280,981 individuals to 4.23 million in September 2011 compared with September 2010 when unemployment was already up by +8.31% y-o-y or up by +308,316 individuals, according to the latest data published by the government.

Month-on-month, unemployment was up by +2.32% or...

Germany - Foreign workers are not coming despite government efforts

5 October 2011

90% of HR managers have not noticed any significant changes in job applications from the so-called 'PIIGS' countries, despite significant efforts by the Federal Labour Agency (BA) to try and encourage qualified workers from these countries to live and work in Germany, according to new independent research...

UK - GDP rose by 0.1% in Q2 2011

5 October 2011

UK gross domestic product (GDP) in volume terms increased by +0.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2011 according to the Quarterly National Accounts for Q2 2011 published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Output of the production industries fell by -1.2 per cent, within which manufacturing...

UK - Stress is now main cause of long-term absence

5 October 2011

Stress is, for the first time, the most common cause of long-term sickness absence for both manual and non-manual employees, according to this year's Absence Management survey, published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and health insurance firm Simplyhealth.
A link...

UK - Bosses failing on ethics, according to workers

5 October 2011

Fewer than two-fifths of CEOs have ethics at the heart of business decisions.
Britain's bosses are prioritising profits over principles, according to the Index of Leadership Trust published by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Management Today magazine.

The survey of over 2,500 workers...

France - Françoise Gri is one of the most powerful businesswomen in the world

5 October 2011

For the eighth year in a row, Françoise Gri, ManpowerGroup President of Southern Europe, features in Fortune Magazine's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in International Business. Up eight spots from last year, she is now listed as number 31.

Earlier this year, Gri who is also President of Manpower...

France - DLSI's profits soar, seeks acquisitions

4 October 2011

Revenues were up by +46.2 % from 70.1 million Euro in H1 2010 to 102.5 million Euro in H1 2011 at DLSI SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary and permanent staffing group. Like-for-like, revenues were up by +13.9%.

Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011, published last night, reveal...

Netherlands - Staffing agency turnover up +4% y-o-y in September

4 October 2011

In weeks 33 to 36 of 2011, the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +3% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies grew by +4%, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Federation of Private Employment...

UK - Allied Healthcare completes the transfer of Sue Ryder

4 October 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 and Ireland, has announced it has now completed the transfer of the newly acquired Sue Ryder homecare business.

As previously reported, Allied...

UK - Kroll and Powerchex unite under HireRight brand

4 October 2011

HireRight, the employment screening solutions firm, has announced that Powerchex Ltd and Kroll Background Worldwide Ltd have united under the HireRight brand name.

Powerchex Ltd (which has changed its name to HireRight Powerchex Ltd.) and Kroll Background Worldwide Ltd (which has changed its name to HireRight...