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Switzerland — Intolerance to other cultures is holding the economy back

30 September 2010

New research carried out by auditors and consultants Ernst & Young among 1,200 managers of international Research and Development (R&D)-based companies, in a variety of countries including 100 in Switzerland, reveals that there is a serious shortage of highly-qualified specialists in Switzerland,...


UK — Kellan Group reduces losses significantly

30 September 2010

Revenues were down by -5.2% from 15.2 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 14.4 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Kellan Group Plc (KLN:LSE), the IT, accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group. Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2010 reveal that the operating...


Spain — Credit rating reduced by Moody's

30 September 2010

One day after the general strike in Spain against austerity measures and the new labour market reforms pushed through by Socialist Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero precisely to prevent further downgrading by rating agencies, the country's credit rating has been downgraded by Moody's In...


Europe — Economic Sentiment Indicator improves further

30 September 2010

The Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI), published by the European Commission improves further in both the entire European Union (EU) and the Euro area in September. The indicator increased only marginally, by 0.3 of a point in the EU and, more significantly, by 0.9 of a point in the Euro area, t...


France — DLSI revenues outperform temporary staffing sector

29 September 2010

Consolidated revenues were up by +25.5% from 55.9 million Euro in H1 2009 to 70.1 million Euro in H1 2010 at DLSI SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary and permanent staffing group. Interim results for the first six months ended 30 June 2010 published today reveal that, excluding acquisitio...


UK — CIPD calls for government campaign to tackle leadership and people management skills deficit

29 September 2010

CIPD responds to skills consultation with call for government-led campaign to tackle the leadership and people management skills deficit undermining UK competitiveness According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), efforts to close the UK's productivity gap with its ma...


UK — RTC Group reduces operating losses but still faces uncertainties

29 September 2010

Revenues were up by +3% from 8.3 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 8.5 million Pounds in H1 2010 at RTC Group Plc (RTC:LSE), the recruitment and conference services provider. Interim results for the first six months ended 30 June 2010 show that operating losses have been reduced from -0.8 million Pou...


Europe — Strikes and protest marches against austerity measures in many EU countries

29 September 2010

A 24-hour general strike called by the CCOO and the UGT unions has begun today all across Spain in order to protest against Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's austerity measures and labour market reforms, Spanish daily El Mundo reports. Spain has one of the highest unemployment rates...


UK — Employment inequalities in an economic downturn

29 September 2010

Young people, and particularly young men, are being worst hit by the recession in Northern Ireland, reports the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in its research ´Employment Inequalities in an Economic Downturn´ launched yesterday. The Commission in its analysis of the impact of the curre...


Belgium — Temporary employment slightly down m-o-m but up 12.5% y-o-y, in August 2010

29 September 2010

The latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon) reveal that the number of hours worked temporary employees in August 2010 fell slightly by -1.24% compared to the previous month. The number of hours worked...