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Ireland - Employment prospects in multinationals strong for 2012

10 November 2011

48% of multinationals in Ireland are expecting to grow employment numbers in the next 12 months, while only 13% of firms surveyed expect to decrease employment numbers, according to the latest Irish Management Institute and National Irish Bank Survey of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in Ireland for...

UK - Signs of a recovery but ‘no even flow of workers, says Harvey Nash

10 November 2011

Albert Ellis, the boss of international recruitment business Harvey Nash, told Telegraph TV about evidence of improved business confidence among the company's clients, and why signs of a recovery in the jobs market aren't isolated to one sector or region.

Speaking after Prime Minister David Cameron delivered...

Sweden - Proffice's operating profit up +62% in Q3 2011

9 November 2011

Revenues were up by +18% from 113.7 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 133.6 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Proffice AB (PROEB:STO), the Scandinavian temporary and permanent staffing group. According to Staffing Industry Analysts’ ‘Largest Staffing Firms in Sweden’ report published in October, Proffice are...

Netherlands - Randstad to sell Aerospace business of YACHT TECCON

9 November 2011

Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm,

has agreed to sell its Aerospace business, now part of YACHT TECCON in Germany and France, to Segula IndustrieHansa Deutschland GmbH for an undisclosed amount.

Over the years, YACHT TECCON's Aerospace business has distanced itself from...

Europe - Staffing agencies continue to create jobs as unemployment rises

9 November 2011

The agency work industry in Europe grew by +4.7% in August 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. The sector has experienced seventeen months of continuous year-on-year growth, according to new data published by the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett).

The most recent...

UK - Recruitment industry up +25% y-o-y to 25 billion Pounds

9 November 2011

Turnover in the UK's recruitment industry has bounced back by over 25% to just under 25 billion Pounds over the past year (April 2010 to March 2011), according to the latest annual industry report launched today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).  The Medium Term Forecast is...

UK - Further modest increase in temporary/contract billings in October

9 November 2011

Recruitment consultants indicated a reduction in permanent staff placements for the first time in over two years during October, albeit marginal. Anecdotal evidence suggested the drop in placements reflected hesitancy among clients regarding the economic outlook, according to the latest Report on Jobs,...

Austria - Agency employment up +13.2% y-o-y

9 November 2011

1,952 staffing agencies in Austria known to the Ministry for Employment were asked to report how many agency temporary workers they employed on 31 July 2011. On the reporting day, 1,221 staffing agencies employed 74,783 agency temporary workers across the whole country. 731 staffing agencies were either...

UK - Winners of 2011 APSCo staffing industry awards announced

9 November 2011

The winners of the APSCo Awards for Excellence have been announced. Entries for the awards were judged by an independent panel of experts. The judging panel was chaired by Les Clarke, a former member of the APSCo executive committee and a veteran of the recruitment industry, with over 30 years experience....

Switzerland - Adecco's growth cools in Q3 2011

8 November 2011

Reported revenues were up by +4% from 5.05 billion Euro in Q3 2010 to 5.27 billion Euro in Q3 2011 at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group. In constant currency and organically, revenues increased by +7%.

In Q3 2011, gross profit amounted to 906 million Euro and the...