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Austria - Agency employment up +13.2% y-o-y

9 November 2011

1,952 staffing agencies in Austria known to the Ministry for Employment were asked to report how many agency temporary workers they employed on 31 July 2011. On the reporting day, 1,221 staffing agencies employed 74,783 agency temporary workers across the whole country. 731 staffing agencies were either...

UK - Winners of 2011 APSCo staffing industry awards announced

9 November 2011

The winners of the APSCo Awards for Excellence have been announced. Entries for the awards were judged by an independent panel of experts. The judging panel was chaired by Les Clarke, a former member of the APSCo executive committee and a veteran of the recruitment industry, with over 30 years experience....

Switzerland - Adecco's growth cools in Q3 2011

8 November 2011

Reported revenues were up by +4% from 5.05 billion Euro in Q3 2010 to 5.27 billion Euro in Q3 2011 at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group. In constant currency and organically, revenues increased by +7%.

In Q3 2011, gross profit amounted to 906 million Euro and the...

World - Executive search revenues sustained despite market turbulence

8 November 2011

Third quarter data released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) shows that despite economic turbulence and a quarter-on-quarter reduction in the number of new executive searches started (-8.1%), overall revenue levels have been sustained thereby continuing the momentum of the past...

UK - Permanent workers are not more loyal than contractors

8 November 2011

28% of employers believe that contractors are more productive than permanent staff. 14% believe that permanent staff are more productive than contractors and 53% believe that both groups are equally productive, according to new research carried out by recruitment consultancy Hudson (part of Hudson...

Switzerland - Unemployment down y-o-y but up m-o-m

8 November 2011

The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) fell by -17.4% or by -24,187 individuals to 115,178 in October 2011 when compared with October 2010. Month-on-month, unemployment rose by +3,834 individuals, according to the latest figures published by the State Secretariat...

Ireland - Professional job opportunities up +34% y-o-y in October

8 November 2011

The latest Irish Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (part of Premier Group) registered an increase of +11% in the number of new professional job opportunities from September 2011 (7,500) to October 2011 (8,353). This was also significantly higher...

World - Staffing agencies vital to beat youth unemployment

7 November 2011

During the Cannes Business 20 Summit (B20), Robert-Jan van de Kraats, CFO of Randstad Holding nv, emphasised the role of the agency work industry in creating jobs for young people and helping them find their way on the employment market.

B20 is an event, which is part of the G20 Summit. It aims to express...

Germany - Recruitment race due to radical nuclear phase-out

7 November 2011

58% of HR managers think that specialist talent is urgently needed to help firms navigate the new energy landscape according to new research across Germany, Austria and Switzerland carried out by energy consultants Baringa Partners and HR advisory firm EnergyRelations. The research identified that energy...

UK/Belgium - Idox acquires Interactive Dialogues for 2.2 million Euro

7 November 2011

IDOX plc (IDOX:LSE), The provider of software, information & consultancy and recruitment services to the UK public sector and corporates, has acquired Interactive Dialogues Limited and Interactive Dialogues NV (ID) for a total consideration of 2.2 million Euro (1.9 million Pounds) in cash.

ID is a...