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UK - HCL sells Australian homecare division

27 June 2011

Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the beleaguered specialist health and social care staffing firm, announces that its wholly owned Australian subsidiary, Healthcare Australia Holdings Pty Limited (HCA) has agreed to sell its Homecare Division to KinCare Health Services Pty Limited for A$34 million...


Germany - Nominal and real earnings up strongly

27 June 2011

The price-adjusted gross monthly earnings of full-time employees (real earnings), rose by an average +2.0% in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same quarter of 2010, according to the latest data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).Nominal earnings increased by +4.1% i...


UK - Deadline drives up day rate for actuaries

27 June 2011

There has been a surge in demand for actuaries as insurers upgrade their systems to be fully prepared for the Solvency II requirements, due to come into force on 31 December 2012.Actuarial professionals working on Solvency II projects have soared through the 1,000 Pounds per day barrier as insure...


World - Young workers disengaged with their employers

27 June 2011

Young workers around the world are lacking in engagement with their employers and are the most affected by perceived pressures at work, posing long-term retention and management problems for companies and countries, according to a new survey by research firm GfK.The study, conducted among more th...


Bulgaria - Unrealistic expectations cause youth unemployment

27 June 2011

Bulgarian graduates have unrealistic salary expectations based simply on their university education, which is one of the reasons why youth unemployment is so high in the country, specialist publication SofiaOggi reports.Rosiza Steliyanova, Head of the government's National Employment Agency, comm...


Belgium - Van Hoorebeke appointed international MD at SD Worx

27 June 2011

Human Resources services provider SD Worx has announced the appointment of Steven van Hoorebeke as International Managing Director.The appointment will take effect on 16 August 2011.Van Hoorebeke has more than 20 years of international experience gained in various positions. He was managing direc...


UK - HCR acquires Berkeley Frost

24 June 2011

Human Capital Resources (HCRP:PLU), the staffing firm, which specialises in the climate change sector and associated markets, has announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Berkeley Frost Limited for a cash consideration of 1 Pound. In addition, HCR has repaid part of a loan outstan...


France - Agency employment up almost +14%

24 June 2011

Year-on-year, agency temporary employment was up by +13.8% or up by +72,600 individuals in Q1 2011 compared with Q1 2010 according to the latest data published by DARES on behalf of the French government.Compared to the previous quarter, agency temporary employment was up by +1% or up by +5,900 i...


Eurozone - Growth weakest since 2009 due to manufacturing slowdown

24 June 2011

The Flash Eurozone Composite Output Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), based on around 85% of usual monthly replies, fell from 55.8 in May 2011 to a 20-month low of 53.6 in June 2011, according to economic research firm Markit.Output growth has slowed sharply since peaking in February, taking the a...


Germany - Business climate improves in June 2011

24 June 2011

The Business Climate Index for German industry and trade, published today by research institute IFO, improved in June 2011 for the first time since February 2011. The companies surveyed have given clearly more positive assessments of their current business situation than in May. The German econom...