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Belgium - Federgon certifies interim management agencies

12 October 2011

The Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon) has for the first time certified interim management agencies in Belgium. Federgon works in close collaboration with Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), which carries out the agency audits.

A survey by Professor Van Robaeys conducted earlier this year...

UK - Highest unemployment rate since 1996

12 October 2011

The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to August 2011 was 70.4%, down -0.3% percentage points on the quarter. The number of people in employment aged 16 and over fell by -178,000 on the quarter and by -47,000 on the year to reach 29.10 million. This is the largest quarterly...

Europe - Labour demand continued to grow in Q1 2011

12 October 2011

Job offers and hiring have shown an increase (+19 % for vacancies, +24 % for job finders and +12 % for public employment services vacancies) in the first quarter of 2011 compared with same quarter in 2010, according to the October edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, published by the European Commission...

UK - September marks a return to stabilisation for jobs market

12 October 2011

The jobs market began to stabilise in September 2011 following the typical lull experienced during the summer months. While the number of new job vacancies continued to fall in September, the rate at which these vacancies are falling month on month has begun to slow across both permanent and temporary...

Spain - Marketing directors are the best paid executives

12 October 2011

In 2010, the average executive earned 2.3 times the amount a technical employee earned and 1.6 times the amount a middle manager earned, according to new analysis by staffing agency Adecco Spain.

The average executive earned 83,395 Euro gross per annum last year compared with 36,249 Euro for a technical...

Finland - Pay up by +5.3% y-o-y

12 October 2011

The wages and salaries sum of the whole economy was +5.3% greater in the past June to August period than in the corresponding period twelve months earlier. In August alone, the wages and salaries sum of the whole economy grew by +5.9% year-on-year. In the June to August period one year ago, the wages...

UK - Robert Walters' gross profit up but UK remains challenging

11 October 2011

Group gross profit (net fee income, NFI) was up by +13% from 42.5 million Pounds in Q3 2010 to 48 million Pounds in Q3 2011 at staffing group Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE). In constant currency, group gross profit was up by +8%.

An interim management statement for the three months ended 30 September 2011...

France - Agency employment up +5.6% y-o-y

11 October 2011

The seasonally adjusted number of agency temporary employees was up by +5.6% year-on-year or up by +34,200 to 644,700 in August 2011 when compared with August 2010, according to the latest data published by the government's official job centres (Pôle Emploi).

Month-on-month, the number of agency temporary...

UK - RTC announces correction to H1 2011 results

11 October 2011

RTC Group Plc (RTC:LSE), the recruitment, training and conference services provider, has today announced the following amendments to the Half Yearly Report announcement released on 9 September 2011:

"There was an error in the allocation of costs between cost of sales and administrative expenses....

Spain - Expatriation offers cannot really be refused

11 October 2011

In the current economic climate, the offer of expatriation made by an employer to an employee, is increasingly becoming an order rather than an option, according to new research carried out by the IESE Business School and Ernst & Young Lawyers.

The research reveals that an attractive remuneration...