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Eastern Europe – Polish companies to step up investments in 2011

31 January 2011

"Large companies are optimistic about 2011. 80% of them plan to step up their investments" Henryka Bochniarz, President of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers (PKPP Lewiatan) told a conference entitled "Large Companies 2011, Opportunities and Threats" organised by Le...


UK – Innovative Collaboration between APSCo and Henley Business School

31 January 2011

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and Henley Business School have launched an MBA programme specifically designed for recruitment executives.The programme has the title of MBA and concentrates on International Recruitment Management. It will be delivered by flexible learn...


World – Robert Half beats consensus with net income up +84%

27 January 2011

Revenues were up by +15% from $737.4 million in Q4 2009 to $851.6 in Q4 2010 at Robert Half International Inc. (RHI:NYQ), the US-quoted specialist staffing and risk consulting services group.Total operating income rose from $22.5 million in Q4 2009 to $43 million in Q4 2010.Operating income from...


Ireland – CPL's revenues up by +22%

27 January 2011

Revenues were up by +22% from 91.4 million Euro in H2 2009 to 111.9 million Euro in H2 2010 at CPL Resources Plc. (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group.Interim results for the 6 months ended 31 December 2010 reveal that gross profit was up from 12.9 million Euro in H2 2009 to 17.1 million E...


World – CEO's confidence restored but talent challenge looms

27 January 2011

Two years removed from the depths of recession, CEOs' confidence in future growth has returned to nearly pre-crisis levels, according to the '14th Annual Global CEO Survey' released at the World Economic Forum current annual meeting in Davos by professional services firm PwC.In the worldwide poll...


World – Rigid recruitment practices cause talent headaches

27 January 2011

As businesses start to emerge from one of the deepest recessions in living memory, many organisations risk missing out on opportunities to grow their business due to recruitment challenges caused by a lack of flexibility and innovation.According to Part Two of the Future Fit Recruitment Report, r...


Belgium – Agency temporary employment down in December 2010

27 January 2011

The latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian temporary employment market published yesterday by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon) reveal that the number of hours worked by agency temporary employees in December 2010 was fell by -1.68% compared to the previous month.The number...


France – Unemployment rises by +1% in December 2010

27 January 2011

The latest data published by the official government job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that the number of category A (Unemployed) job seekers registered with job centres in December 2010 rose by +1% or +27,100 individuals to 2,725,200 compared to the previous month. Compared to December 2009, it...


Finland – Unemployment rate 7.9% in December 2010

27 January 2011

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus) there were -13,000 fewer employed in December 2010 than in December 2009. The unemployment rate was the same at 7.9%.There were +18,000 more employed in the fourth quarter of 2010 (October to December) tha...


Ireland – Grafton appoints Robert Dix as Chairman

27 January 2011

Robert Dix has been appointed Chairman of Grafton Employment Group.Dix trained as an accountant with KPMG Ireland where he worked for 33 years and was a member of the board when he left the organisation in 2008. He then joined business tycoon Barry O'Callaghan's family office where he was respons...