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UK - Pay rises in private and public sectors

19 July 2011

Average earnings growth including bonuses increased in the year to May 2011, from the April 2011 rate of +2% to +2.3% in May 2011, according to the latest data published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Growth in average earnings excluding bonuses (regular pay) increased from the...


UK - SThree's profit surges

18 July 2011

Revenues were up by +15% from 221.7 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 254.9 million Pounds in H1 2011 at SThree Plc (STHR:LSE), the international specialist staffing firm.Interim results for the six months ended 29 May 2011 reveal that gross profit was up by +21.1% from 74.3 million Pounds in H1 2010...


Europe - Recovery in unemployment stalls

18 July 2011

The European Union (EU) average unemployment rate stood at 9.3% in May 2011, the same level as in April 2011 but down -0.4 percentage points compared with May 2010, according to the latest Monthly Labour Market Fact Sheet published by the European Commission. The stagnation in May 2011 follows a...


Germany - Government targets workers from Spain, Greece and Portugal

18 July 2011

The Federal Agency for Labour (BA) has stepped up its efforts to recruit qualified workers from other countries in order to cope with the increasing skills gap in the German labour market.Monika Varnhagen, Director at the International Department of the BA (ZAV), told Die Welt newspaper "the...


Ireland - Jobseekers targeted by Australian employment minister

18 July 2011

The Australian government is looking to Ireland's army of unemployed to help solve a looming shortage of skilled workers there, the Irish Independent newspaper reports.Western Australia has enough well-paying job vacancies to employ a third of Ireland's 450,000 unemployed, according to the region...


UK - Robson Taylor's quarterly revenues up +65%

18 July 2011

Revenues were up by +65% during the three months from April 2011 to June 2011 when compared to the same period of last year at Robson Taylor, the specialist IT sales recruitment consultancy.Kevin Buller, Robson Taylor's CEO, commented "we set challenging targets for this financial year and I...


UK - 57% of graduates plan to leave their jobs within two years

18 July 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.40% said they hoped to find a new job within the year and 16% want to move into a new role...


UK - Shrinking 'middle labour market' traps workers in low-skilled jobs

15 July 2011

 A rapid decline in mid-wage jobs is forcing many people to compete for low-wage work, risking waning social mobility as workers often get stuck on low salaries, according to a report published by The Work Foundation. Mid-wage workers who were once employed in, for example, office administr...


Germany - Immigration of skilled workers desperately needed

15 July 2011

The current boom in the German economy highlights the fact that the shortage of skilled workers increasingly threatens Germany's position as a business location, Die Zeit newspaper reports.The President of the Federal Agency for Labour (BA), Frank-Jürgen Weise, told Die Zeit "over the next f...


World - Most workplace opinions are ignored

15 July 2011

A poll conducted by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that whilst many workers offer their opinion in the workplace, for the majority of the time they are not listened to. Only a quarter of respondents feel that their opinions matter at work. Others have their opinions rejected or just not t...