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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...

UK - Hydrogen's pre-tax profit soars +64%

5 September 2011

Revenues were up by +45% from 55.2 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 80.0 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Hydrogen Group Plc (HYDG:LSE), the specialist professional recruitment business for the IT, Finance, Engineering, Legal and HR sectors.

Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that net...

Netherlands - Hefty fines for unregistered staffing agencies

5 September 2011

Henk Kamp, Minister for Social Affairs and Employment, has presented a Bill to parliament, which will make it compulsory for staffing agencies to register their businesses with the government from 1 January 2012 onwards, specialist legal publication Juridisch Dagblad reports.

Agencies, which do not comply,...

UK - APSCo RPO & MSP sector poised to agree on Code of Conduct

5 September 2011

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is in advanced talks with recruitment process outsourcers (RPOs) to create a comprehensive new charter for RPOs & MSPs.
The new charter follows 18 months of discussions between APSCo, RPOs, recruiters and members of ABFA (Asset Based...

UK - Job demand steady in August but salaries slip down

5 September 2011

Employer demand for new UK workers stayed steady in August, bucking the normal summer slump, to give an overall Reed Job Index reading of 122. Although demand in some sectors fell, it rose in others to maintain the same month on month level.
This is a +20% rise in year-on-year employer demand,...

Spain - Agett calls labour legislation a disgrace as unemployment rises again

5 September 2011

Unemployment was up by +4.06% or up by +161,266 individuals to 4,130,927 in August 2011 when compared with August 2010, according to the latest data published by the Ministry of Employment (Ministerio de Trabajo).

Month-on-month, unemployment was up by +1.21% or up by +51,185 individuals in August 2011...

Switzerland - Employment rises and so does skills shortage

5 September 2011

Full-time employment was up by +1.1% or up by +30,000 individuals to 2.767 million in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest data published by the Federal Office of Statistics (OFS).

The increase in employment was evenly spread across industry and the services sector, which both went...

Eurozone - Growth at two-year low in August

5 September 2011

The growth slowdown in the Eurozone private sector economy continued in August. At a two-year low of 50.7, down from 51.1 in July, the Final Eurozone Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) Composite Output Index, published by research firm Markit, signalled the second-weakest rate of expansion since the recovery...

France - GMW is latest Synergie acquisition

2 September 2011

Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group, has announced the 100% acquisition of GMW, the regional staffing agency group based in the highly prosperous south-western German federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, GMW was founded in 1977 and has 16 offices...