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UK - Matchtech's NFI up +13% due to permanent placements

4 August 2011

Net fee income (NFI) was up by +13% from 26.2 million Pounds in financial year (FY) 2010 to 29.6 million Pounds in FY2011 at Matchtech Group Plc (MTEC:LSE), the specialist technical recruitment company.A pre-close trading update for the year ended 31 July 2011 reveals that net fee income generate...


Norway - Unemployment falls y-o-y

4 August 2011

The number of unemployed decreased by about -8,000 persons from Q2 2010 to the same quarter in 2011. Most of the decrease was among people with only a short period of unemployment. Long-term unemployment rose from 31% in Q2 2010 to 33% in the same quarter of 2011, according to the latest Labour F...


World - 81% of workers feel their skills are underused

4 August 2011

A new report entitled 'Inspiring Talent 2011' published by Lumesse, the provider of talent management solutions, (previously StepStone Solutions) reveals that despite employee happiness at work 29% of workers expect to leave their companies within five years. Four out of five employees also felt...


Ireland - New skills report published

4 August 2011

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has published its annual report on the supply of skills to the Irish labour market. The report, 'Monitoring Ireland's Skills Supply: Trends in Education and Training Outputs', examines the numbers of students entering and leaving the education/train...


UK - Staff appointments increased at subdued pace in July 2011

3 August 2011

Recruitment consultants reported further increases in the number of people placed into both permanent and temporary job roles during July 2011. Rates of growth quickened slightly from June's lows but remained below long-run trends, according to the latest Report on Jobs published today by the Rec...


UK - DfE publishes AWR guidance for supply teachers

3 August 2011

The Department for Education (DfE) has released Agency Workers Regulation (AWR) guidance on supply teachers. The guidance addresses issues surrounding the hirer, supply teacher pay scales and holiday pay.   John Dunn, Chair of Education at the Recruitment & Employment Confedera...


Germany - Job satisfaction levels down over time

3 August 2011

Despite high employment levels due to the current economic boom in Germany, job satisfaction among workers has continued to fall since 1984, according to new research by Duisburg-Essen University.When asked the question "how satisfied are you with your job on a scale from zero (totally dissa...


UK - Most employees received no pay rise in last six months

3 August 2011

Employees are still feeling the pressure as pay levels fall below the current cost of living, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) summer 2011 Employee Outlook: focus on pay, based on a representative sample of more than 2,000 people in employment in the UK.&...


UK - Insolvency and restructuring bonuses reach 11,000 Pounds

3 August 2011

Insolvency and restructuring (I&R) professionals are set to receive average bonuses of 11,000 Pounds as UK companies struggle to stay solvent, according to research carried out by financial recruitment firm Marks Sattin (part of FiveTen Group).Bonuses for I&R professionals are set to rise...


Netherlands - Fewer compulsory redundancies in 2010

3 August 2011

In 2010, 105,000 people in the Netherlands were made redundant. The number of compulsory redundancies was higher in 2009, at 122,000. The -14% decrease was accounted for by the economic recovery, according to the latest data published by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). In 2009, the number of compul...