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UK - Financial services job offers decline in August

7 September 2011

Recruitment activity in August slowed significantly with Insurance firms the most affected, according to figures from pre-employment screening firm Powerchex, the financial services specialist arm of HireRight Inc.

With talk of staff cuts at large institutions, this news adds to the picture that the financial...

UK - Finance professionals prefer home-grown opportunities

7 September 2011

63% of British-based CFOs would not relocate abroad, even when offered the right career opportunity and remuneration package. Of those surveyed, only 16% have relocated abroad during their career, according to new research by recruitment specialist Robert Half.

For those CFOs who would consider relocating...

France - DLSI's H1 revenues up +45.5% due to acquisitions

6 September 2011

Unaudited revenues were up by +45.5% from 70.1 million Euro in H1 2010 to 102.0 million Euro in H1 2011 at DLSI SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary and permanent staffing group.

A trading statement for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveals that like-for-like (excluding acquisitions made during...

Netherlands - Staffing agency turnover up +5% y-o-y in August

6 September 2011

In weeks 29 to 32 of 2011, the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +2% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies grew by +5%, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Federation of Private Employment...

Netherlands - Randstad completes acquisition of SFN

6 September 2011

Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), has announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of SFN Group (NYSE:SFN), a North American workforce solutions company. The total value of the transaction amounts to approximately $771 million.

SFN operates through 560 locations in the United States and Canada providing...

UK - Minister announces measures to simplify apprentice employment

6 September 2011

Skills Minister John Hayes has today announced a package of new measures to make it easier for employers to take on large numbers of apprentices.
Responding to the recommendations of a review led by the Employer Reference Group, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and large companies, Mr Hayes...

UK - 40% of business services firms confident about year ahead

6 September 2011

With the unstable UK economy continuing to place many companies under significant financial pressure, 81% in the UK business services sector, which includes recruitment, financial services and property firms, admit they are faring no better than they were this time last year, according to latest Business...

Europe - GDP up +1.7% y-o-y in Q2 2011

6 September 2011

Seasonally adjusted Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +1.6% in the Euro area (EA17) and by +1.7% in the entire European Union (EU27) in Q2 2010 when compared with Q2 2011, after +2.4% in both zones in the previous quarter, according to second estimates, published today, by the Statistical Office...

World - Ethics can be compromised by lure of wages

6 September 2011

A poll conducted by job board Monster shows that ethics still count for something when it comes to finding a job. About 53% of all those polled said they would never compromise their principles by working for a company they didn't believe to be ethical. However, the remaining half said they would work...

UK - Staffline confident about 2011 prospects

5 September 2011

Revenues were up by +45% from 83.4 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 120.9 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry.

Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that  gross profit was up by +53% from 9.4...