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Germany - Interim Managers’ fees forecast to rise by one third

16 September 2011

Fees charged by Interim Managers are forecast to rise by one third from 640 million Euro in 2010 to 850 million Euro in 2011, according to new research carried out by the German Association of Interim Management (DDIM).DDIM President, Jens Christophers, commented "if you add the extra fees t...

UK - Work Group’s revenues down but reduces losses

16 September 2011

Revenues were down from 11.3 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 10.3 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Work Group Plc (WORK:LSE), the employer marketing, communications and talent management services provider.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011, reveal that net fee income (gross profit) wa...

Europe - Labour costs rise

16 September 2011

Hourly labour costs in the Euro area (EA17) rose by +3.6% in the year up to the second quarter of 2011, compared with +2.7% for the previous quarter. In the entire European Union (EU27), the annual rise was +3.4% up to the second quarter of 2011, compared with +2.3% for the previous quarter, acco...

UK - Shortlist and judging panel for 2011 APSCo awards announced

16 September 2011

 The shortlist for the 2011 APSCo Staffing Industry Awards has been unveiled, with the winners to be announced at a lunch on 3 November 2011.The shortlisted companies will attend a Q&A session with an esteemed judging panel, who will decide the winners following face-to-face interviews...

OECD Countries - Governments must act on youth and long-term unemployment

16 September 2011

Unemployment remains stubbornly high in the OECD area with the latest economic forecasts suggesting job creation will remain anaemic in the near term, according to a new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development area (OECD).The latest Employment Outlook says t...

Europe - Recovery stalls amid financial market crisis

16 September 2011

Economic growth in the European Union (EU) is slowing down. After growing strongly in the first quarter of 2011, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expanded less in the second quarter. GDP growth is now expected to remain subdued in the second half of the year, coming close to standstill at year-end, a...

Netherlands - Unemployment forecast to stabilise at 4.25%

16 September 2011

The Dutch economy is projected to grow by +1.5% during 2011 and by +1% during 2012, according to the Macro Economic Outlook 2012, published by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. The economic growth is largely attributable to exports.At this moderate rate of growth, unemployment...

UK - Financial services hiring activity falls to lowest point this year

16 September 2011

  The London financial services sector saw a continued slowdown in hiring in August 2011 as the Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor registered an -18% month-on-month drop in job opportunities from 4,977 to 4,095. Compared with August 2010, this was also a decline of -26% from 5,544 av...

Europe - Eurofound publishes Living and Working Yearbook

16 September 2011

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) has published its latest Yearbook on Living and working in Europe, which contains useful information on company practices, working conditions and quality of life. To download the Yearbook please click here 

France - Synergie's H1 profits up +35%, seeks acquisitions

15 September 2011

Revenues were up by +25.5% from 549.4 million Euro in H1 2010 to 689.4 million Euro in H1 2011 at Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group. In constant currency, revenues were up by +24.7%.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011, published last night, reveal t...