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Switzerland — Adecco provides insights during investor day

24 September 2010

Adecco SA, the world's largest staffing company, said it was encouraged by the demand for temporary workers as an uncertain economic recovery leads employers to rely more on contingent labour, and set a target for profit margins that an analyst called conservative. Adecco said demand has picked...


UK — Recession has hit Scotland harder than England

23 September 2010

A new report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) shows that not only is Scotland's unemployment rate back to 1996 levels, but poverty is now hitting childless adults harder than pensioners or children. Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2010, produced by the New Po...


UK — Financial services hiring dips over Summer holiday period

23 September 2010

The latest London Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan Mckinley (a subsidiary of Premier Group) reveals that London's financial services sector registered an -8% drop in job opportunities down from 6,048 in July 2010 to 5,544 in August 2010, showing the impa...


Switzerland — Adecco revenues up by +16% in first two months of Q3. NYSE Euronext delisting completed

23 September 2010

Adecco Group (ADEN:VTX), the worldwide leader in Human Resource services, is holding its Investor Days 2010 in Miami today and is providing an update on current trading conditions. Adecco continues to see good demand in the majority of its markets and sees no signs of a slowdown. Revenues in July...


UK — Penna Consulting performs in line with market expectations

23 September 2010

Penna Consulting Plc (PNA:LSE), the international human resources consulting group, will hold its annual general meeting today. At the meeting the Chairman, Stephen Rowlinson, will make the following statement "we are about to complete the first half of our financial year and the company continu...


France — Manpower Professional acquires Stealth Consulting

23 September 2010

Two years after its creation, Manpower Professional France, the head-hunting arm of staffing firm Manpower, has acquired Paris-based head-hunting firm Stealth Consulting for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is part of Manpower Professional's ambition to become a leading player in direct appro...


Scandinavia — Norwegian unemployment level is the envy of its neighbours

23 September 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published by Statistics Norway (SSB) shows that adjusted for seasonal variations, the number of unemployed persons was reduced by -9,000 individuals or -0.3 percentage points, from April (average March-May) to July (average June-August). In comparison, seasonally-a...


UK — Bond Software posts loss after difficult trading in H1 2010

23 September 2010

Revenues were down by -11.2% from 17.1 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 15.1 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Bond International Software Plc (BDI:LSE), the specialist provider of software for the recruitment and Human Resources sectors. Interim results for the six months to 30 June 2010 reveal that gro...


Spain — Personal recommendations have become vital for job seekers due to the crisis

22 September 2010

New research carried out by staffing agency Adecco Spain and job portal infoempleo.com, shows that job offers have moved from so-called external media (press, staffing agencies) to so-called internal media (internal promotions, companies own websites) during the economic crisis. The press is sti...


UK — Economic recovery will continue but growth will be restrained in 2011, says CBI

22 September 2010

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) expects the UK economy to continue to grow, and at a slightly faster pace in 2010 than had been expected. But the pace of recovery looks to be more sluggish in 2011 than previously forecast, following measures announced in the emergency Budget to deal w...