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UK – Savile outplacement business drags down results

22 February 2011

Revenues were down from 4.16 million Pounds during the six months ended 31 December 2009 to 4.03 million Pounds during the six months ended 31 December 2010 at Savile Group Plc (SAVG.LSE), the AIM quoted Human Resources consulting group, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent...


Germany – Temporary employment wage levels eagerly awaited

22 February 2011

The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA) has welcomed yesterday's agreement between the coalition government and the main opposition party (Social Democrats) to bring in a nationally binding minimum wage for temporary employees in order to prevent wage dumping by staffing agencies f...


Netherlands – Agency employment up +10%

22 February 2011

The latest data published today by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU) shows that the number of hours worked by agency temporary employees in The Netherlands was up by +10% in January 2011 (weeks 1 to 4) when compared to the same period last year.Turnover generated by agency te...


Eurozone – Faster growth but surge in price pressures

22 February 2011

The latest Eurozone Composite Output Index published by research firm Markit, rose from 57.0 in January 2011 to 58.4 in February 2011. The latest reading signalled the strongest monthly expansion since July 2006 and one of the strongest growth rates in the near 13-year history of the survey.Growt...


Germany – Consumer climate still rising

22 February 2011

Consumer sentiment in Germany has remained on the ascent in February 2011, according to the latest Consumer Climate Research carried out by economic research firm GfK.Income expectations have increased noticeably, whereas economic expectations and the propensity to buy have recorded slight decrea...


Denmark – Moderate optimism for growth

22 February 2011

The latest Economic Forecast from the Danish Chamber of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv) predicts that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by +1.3% in 2011. The Chamber expects that unemployment levels will rise to 172,000 for the year.Chief Economist, Geert Laier Christensen, commented "the mode...


Ireland – Fall in business performance

22 February 2011

InterTradeIreland, the organisation which supports SMEs across the island to develop North/South trade and business development, has published the results of its quarterly All-Island Business Monitor for Q4 2010 based on research among 1,000 companies in Southern and Northern Ireland. Key findin...


UK – REC welcomes PM's public sector revolution

22 February 2011

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed government proposals to open up the range of providers in public services, and highlighted the advantages of using private recruitment agencies instead of in-house staffing banks.Writing for The Daily Telegraph, Prime Minister David...


UK – Glass ceiling for women reduces profitability

22 February 2011

73% of women believe the glass ceiling exists and say there are still barriers for women looking to be appointed to senior management and board level positions in the UK, according to research by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). In contrast, just 38% of men believe there is a gla...


Germany – Minimum wage agreed for temporary employees

21 February 2011

The coalition government (Conservatives and Free Democrats) and the Social Democrat opposition have finally agreed on a nationally binding minimum wage for temporary employees, which is to come into effect on 1 May 2011 when the German labour market opens up to staffing agencies from Eastern Euro...