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UK - Bond International Software profitable again

14 September 2011

Revenues were up by +40% from 13.2 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 18.4 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Bond International Software Plc (BDI:LSE), the specialist provider of software for the international recruitment and human resources industries, with operations in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia....

Germany - JobScout24 acquired by CareerBuilder

14 September 2011

Job board CareerBuilder has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which CareerBuilder will acquire JobScout24, a job board in Germany with more than 3.36 million users and more than 250,000 jobs, for an undisclosed amount.

The acquisition will also include Jobs.de, another site...

France - Agency temporary employment up +9.7% y-o-y

14 September 2011

Year-on-year, agency temporary employment was up by +9.7% or up by +53,700 individuals in Q2 2011 compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest data published by DARES on behalf of the French government.

The number of agency temporary employment contracts signed was up by +10.1% in Q2 2011 when compared...

OECD Countries - Unemployment rate stable at 8.2% in July

14 September 2011

The unemployment rate in the countries, which are part of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development area (OECD) was steady at 8.2% in July 2011, unchanged for the fifth consecutive month. The Euro area unemployment rate was also unchanged at 10% for the second consecutive month and has...

UK - Unemployment up +0.3 percentage points

14 September 2011

The unemployment rate for the three months to July 2011 was 7.9% of the economically active population, up +0.3 on the quarter. The total number of unemployed people increased by +80,000 over the quarter to reach 2.51 million,  according to the latest data, published today, by the Office for National...

UK - 57% of graduate recruits plan to leave current role within two years

14 September 2011

More than half of new graduate recruits (57%) plan to leave their current role within two years, according to new research from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Ashridge Business School, released today.
40% said they hoped to find a new job within the year and almost 16%...

Ireland - Professionals are more motivated than last year

14 September 2011

84% of Irish employees are motivated at work in the current economic climate, according to a recent survey by leading specialist professional recruitment consultancy, Robert Walters. Almost 600 Irish professionals were surveyed on a variety of employment related issues ranging from work/life balance...

UK - InterQuest sees -1.7 million loss after exceptional costs

13 September 2011

Revenues were up by +10% from 55.3 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 61.1 million Pounds in H1 2011 at IT staffing specialist, InterQuest Group Plc (ITQ:LSE).

The private sector focussed businesses saw increased demand for both permanent and contract recruitment services, with the areas of financial services...

UK - HCL’s refinancing narrowly approved, resumes trading

13 September 2011

Shares in Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the beleaguered specialist health and social care staffing firm, have resumed trading today after shareholders narrowly voted to approve a 61 million Pounds capital raising at a tense extraordinary meeting yesterday.

Shares were suspended in January after a discovery...

World - German hiring optimism does not extend to the rest of Europe

13 September 2011

Labour market trends in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region follow the same mixed results seen throughout 2011, with positive hiring activity expected in 18 of 23 countries surveyed. Outlooks soften from three months ago in 13 countries but improve in 11 compared to one year ago, according...