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UK – NES's EBITDA up +5%

14 February 2011

NES, the privately owned talent management specialist operating in the oil and gas, infrastructure and power sectors, has announced an EBITDA performance of 13.1 million Pounds for its year ending October 2010 (up +5% on 2009).Operating profit to operating cash conversion increased from 75% to 99...


France – Agency temporary employment up +14.8%

14 February 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +14.8% or by +70,000 full-time equivalent jobs in 2010 compared to 2009 according to the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).Prisme President, Arnaud de la Tour, commented "whilst the 2010 growth rate does not...


Norway – Agency employment up +8.3%

14 February 2011

The staffing industry invoiced 38,273,865 hours in 2010, up by +8.3% compared to 2009 according to the latest report published by the National Federation of Service Industries (NHO).In Q2 2010, agency temporary employment started to stabilise. In Q3 2010, there was modest but real growth. In Q4 2...


Europe – BCC warns against paternity leave legislation

14 February 2011

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has joined fellow chambers from across Europe to make a submission to the European Commission urging it to avoid legislating on paternity leave in the European Union (EU).The European Commission is currently considering and assessing different legislative an...


UK – Output growth rebounds

14 February 2011

Business activity across the English regions recovered strongly in January 2011 after the severe weather disruptions during December 2010, today's release of the regional Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, compiled by research firm Markit on behalf of Lloyds TSB, suggests.Faster growth of out...


UK – Private sector job creation picks up

14 February 2011

Redundancies look set to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011 in the public sector as government cuts bite, according to this quarter's Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and KPMG, but job creation in the private sector offers some hope to...


Germany – Don't compare apples with pears, BZA tells the unions

11 February 2011

The Association of Recruitment Agencies (BZA) has commented on a new report published by the Federation of German Unions (DGB) entitled 'Low pay and wage dumping in temporary employment', which BZA describes as "containing incorrect information and semi-truths.The DGB research states that ag...


France – Agency employment up +20.9%

11 February 2011

The latest statistics published today by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee), reveal that agency temporary employment was up by an estimated +4.2% or up by +24,000 individuals to 596,300 in Q4 2010 when compared to Q3 2010.This quarter-on-quarter growth was slightl...


Spain – 90.8% of new employment contracts are temporary

11 February 2011

The total number of employment contracts signed was down from 1,189,818 in December 2010 to 1,116,019 in January 2011, the latest data published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) shows.Out of all employment contracts signed in January 2011 only 102,733 were permane...


Spain – Low acceptance of delayed retirement age

11 February 2011

Only 4% of Spaniards are willing to retire after the current retirement age of 65, which is under review by the government, new research carried out by staffing agency Randstad Spain among 790 Spanish workers aged between 18 and 60 reveals.50.44% of workers would, in fact, prefer to retire before...