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Ireland — Employment decline slows to 4.1% in the year to Q2 2010

22 September 2010

According to the latest Quarterly National Household Survey published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) there were 1,859,100 persons in employment in the second quarter of 2010, an annual decrease of -79,400 or -4.1%. This compares with an annual decrease in employment of -5.5% in the previo...


France — Groupe Crit sets off on acquisition trail

22 September 2010

In an interview with specialist publication Easy Bourse, the Chairman and CEO of staffing group Crit, Claude Guedj said that he hopes that he will continue to outperform growth in the French temporary employment sector, which grew at 12.8% year-on-year during the first six months of 2010 whilst G...


Europe — The Swedish Derogation is flawed, claims law expert

22 September 2010

Many staffing agencies are actively considering how best to approach the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which provide agency workers with the rights to equal pay and other rights from October 2011. One option is to use R.10, the so-called Swedish Derogation, but the rules are flawed, says recru...


Europe — Parliament report on Services Directive, Eurociett position published

21 September 2010

With regard to the debate in the European Parliament (EP) on the implementation of the Services Directive, the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) advocates that temporary work agencies should enjoy the freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services. I...


UK — 9,000 public sector workers earn more than the Prime Minister, PPMA responds to TV programme

21 September 2010

The BBC's Panorama programme aired last night, entitled 'Because we're worth it, The Taxpayers' Rich List', has revealed that more than 9,000 public-sector employees are earning a higher wage than the Prime Minister. The public sector is currently being criticised for paying leaders too much. St...


Finland — Unemployment falls to 7.3% in August 2010

21 September 2010

According to Statistics Finland's (Tilastokeskus) latest Labour Force Survey published today, the number of employed persons in August 2010 was 2,492,000, which was +21,000 higher than a year earlier. This change fits within the margin of error for the number of employed persons (30,000). The num...


UK — Pre-tax profit edges up at Morson Group

21 September 2010

Revenues were up by +0.9% from 219.9 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 221.8 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Morson Group Plc (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions. Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2010 published today reveal that net fee...


Belgium — Outplacement activity falls due to improvements in the economy

21 September 2010

The latest statistics published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon), show that outplacement activity fell by -27.5% from 5,189 in Q1 2010 to 3,761 in Q2 2010. Paul Verschueren, Head of the Economics Department at Federgon, commented "the slowdown in the number of outplacements in...


UK — Challenging financial year for Savile Group

21 September 2010

  Revenues were down from 10.38 million Pounds in 2009 to 8.2 million Pounds in 2010 at Savile Group (SAVG:LSE), the AIM quoted Human Resources consulting group, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent management. Savile trades under the brands Cedar Talent Management, Fairpl...


Switzerland — Upswing loses momentum, outlook remains intact

21 September 2010

The latest forecasts published by the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF) reveal that with a GDP growth of 2.7% in 2010, the Swiss economy has performed better than the EU and the US. In 2011, however, economic growth will be somewhat weaker, at 1.8%. The slow-down of the world economy and the strong...