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Ireland - Professional jobs market stabilises

9 June 2011

The number of new professional jobs in the Irish market decreased slightly (-3%) from April 2011 to May 2011, according to the latest Irish Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (subsidiary of Premier Group). The job level dipped slightly from 8,533...


Germany - Strong increase in labour costs in Q1 2011

9 June 2011

Compared with the fourth quarter of 2010, a seasonally and calendar adjusted increase of +2% was recorded for labour costs per hour worked in Germany in the first quarter of 2011. This is the second-highest rise in the labour cost index time series, which goes back to 1997. As reported by the Fe...


Europe – National economic reform plans lack ambition, says EC

9 June 2011

The European Commission (EC) has published a series of 27 reports articulating its recommendations for member state macro-economic policies under the new economic governance rules. However, the solutions proposed look very different to the prevalent economic model.   The Commission wants pe...


Ireland - Three in four job seekers could leave in the next three years

9 June 2011

74% of the professional workforce in Ireland would consider leaving in the next three years if the economic situation does not improve, according to a survey by staffing company Hays Ireland.2,173 individuals were surveyed, from backgrounds including IT, accountancy and engineering, regarding emi...


What is happening with RPO, VMS and MSP?

9 June 2011

Are your competitors using these tools more than you? How is the situation likely to change in the next two years?Contingent Workforce buyers (who are not Staffing Industry Analyst research members) will only find out exactly what is happening if they complete our buyer survey. To do so, please f...


UK – Sthree plans international expansion following leap in overseas profit

8 June 2011

Group gross profit increased by +23% at constant currency from 74.3 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 90 million Pounds in H1 2011 at SThree Plc (STHR:LSE), the international specialist staffing firm.A trading update for the six month period ended 29 May 2011, being the first half of the financial yea...


UK - Empresaria's revenues and net fee income increase

8 June 2011

At yesterday's Annual General Meeting of Empresaria Group Plc (EMR:LSE), the international staffing and management services group, the board made the following statement:"Group operating performance in the year to date reflects the trading environment highlighted in the statements accompanyi...


UK - Parity's trading in line with market expectations

8 June 2011

At the Annual General Meeting of Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the UK-focused IT recruitment and consulting firm, held yesterday, Philip Swinstead, Chairman, made the following statement:"It has been a busy time for our group since CEO, Paul Davies, and I rejoined the board last June. Followin...


Netherlands – AamigoO’s revenues reach 32.2 million Euro in Q1 2011

8 June 2011

Revenues came in at 32.2 million Euro in Q1 2011 at AamigoO (AMIGO:AEX), the new staffing firm, which went public at the end of 2010 on Euronext Amsterdam using the empty listing of investment firm European Development Capital Corporation (EDCC).EBITDA reached 400,000 Euro.AamigoO said the number...


UK - Servoca's revenues and profits slightly down in H1 2011

8 June 2011

Revenues were marginally down from 25.64 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 25.23 in H1 2011 at Servoca Plc (SVCA:LSE), the specialist outsourcing and recruitment solutions provider.Interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2011 show that gross profit was equally slightly down from 6.92 million...