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Netherlands - Three out of four staffing agencies would discriminate

3 November 2011

Three quarters of staffing agencies would discriminate against foreign job applicants if a client asked them to do so, according to research carried out by sociologists Evelien Loeters and Anne Backer of Amsterdam Free University (VU), Volskrant newspaper reports.

The sociologists called 187 staffing...


Italy - Agency employment up +17.2% y-o-y

3 November 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +17.2% in September 2011 compared with September 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).

Month-on-month,...


UK - Penna back in profit due to major cost reduction

3 November 2011

Revenues were down by -24% from 45 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 34.2 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Penna Consulting Plc (PNA:LSE), the international human resources consulting group.

Interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2011 reveal that operating expenses were reduced by -26% from 44.9...


UK - Parity on target to meet its expectations this year

3 November 2011

Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the UK-focused IT recruitment (Resources) and consulting (Solutions) firm, has today issued its Interim Management Statement for the period from 1 July 2011 to date.

Group trading

As indicated in its Half Yearly Financial Report issued on 16 August 2011 the group is continuing...


Ireland - 62% of professionals receive no recognition for working overtime

3 November 2011

62% of Irish professionals receive no recognition from their employers for working overtime, according to a recent survey by global recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.

Almost 600 Irish professionals were surveyed on a variety of employment-related issues ranging from work/life balance and productivity...


Netherlands – Brunel raises 2011 outlook after doubling Q3 EBIT

2 November 2011

Revenues were up by +42% from 172 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 244.2 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Brunel International NV (BRNL:AEX), the Netherlands-based staffing and HR services group.

Gross profit was up by +32.2% from 36.7 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 48.5 million Euro in Q3 2011. The gross margin, however,...


World - Hudson Highland turns around European loss in Q3 2011

2 November 2011

Revenues were up by +22% from $200.4 million in Q3 2010 to $245.1 million in Q3 2011 at Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (HHGP:NMQ), the US-based international provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services. In constant currency revenues were up by +14%.

Interim results for...


France - Belgian staffing agencies concerned about cross-border status of French workers

2 November 2011

Regional government job centres (Pôle Emploi) in the North of France are signing partnership agreements with staffing agencies across the border in Belgium in order to satisfy the staffing requirements of the Dutch speaking part of Belgium (Flanders).

The regional unemployment rate in the North of France...


Germany - Unemployment falls to 6.5% in October

2 November 2011

Unemployment fell by -204,000 individuals to 2,737,000 in October 2011 when compared with October 2010, according to the latest preliminary data published today by the Federal Agency for Labour (BA).

Month-on-month unemployment fell by -59,000 individuals in October 2011 when compared with the previous...


World - Direct correlation between gender gap and competitiveness

2 November 2011

Over the last six years, while 85% of countries are improving their gender equality ratios, for the rest of the world the situation is declining, most notably in several African and South American countries.

The sixth annual Global Gender Gap Report 2011, published by the World Economic Forum, shows a...