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UK — CHPD acquired by Kenexa of the US

28 July 2010

Kenexa, the provider of business solutions for human resources, has announced the acquisition of The Centre for High Performance Development (Holdings) Limited (CHPD). CHPD's extensive research on leadership development and training will add to Kenexa's existing research and content portfolio. F...


Germany — 35% of all new jobs created in June 2010 were temporary jobs

28 July 2010

According to an official statement from the German government requested by the Left Party (Linkspartei) and leaked to German daily Berliner Zeitung reports, 35% of all new jobs created in Germany in June 2010 were temporary jobs compared to 25% in January 2010, The statement says further that th...


Spain — Business still dominated by men

28 July 2010

New research carried out by company information services provider Informa D&B reveals that female presence in Spanish board rooms has grown slightly from 29% in 2008 to 31% in 2010. However, female presence in the board room is directly related to the legal form a company takes. 43% of public li...


UK — travel and subsistence schemes to be in addition to the minimum wage

28 July 2010

The Government has confirmed its position on how travel and subsistence schemes should interact with the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has for many years taken forward members' concerns on this issue and called for clarity from Her Majesty's Reven...


Germany — Business climate improves sharply in July 2010

27 July 2010

The Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany published by the Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich (Ifo) has risen sharply in July 2010. This increase is the largest since German reunification. Interviewed companies also are considerably more positive in the...


UK — RJD sell their investment in Teaching Personnel

27 July 2010

Venture capitalist firm RJD Partners has sold its investment in Teaching Personnel, the specialist teacher recruitment business, as part of the buyout of Teaching Personnel announced by Graphite Capital, which has backed John Bowman as Managing Director. The transaction values Teaching Personnel...


Switzerland — A decline in confidence among CFOs

27 July 2010

The latest Quarterly Survey of Chief Financial Officers (CFO) of major companies in Switzerland published by Deloitte reveals that economic optimism among Swiss CFOs has suffered a setback in the second quarter. The Economic Outlook for Switzerland has weakened in the eyes of the CFOs. CFOs' opt...


Ireland — Growth in employment will depend on domestic consumption, not just exports

27 July 2010

New research published by Danske Bank, the parent company of National Irish Bank, reveals that the Irish economy officially exited recession in the first quarter of 2010, recording a +2.7% q-o-q growth in GDP. While this puts Ireland at the top of the EU growth charts, the underlying figures are...


Finland — Unemployment rate falls to 8.8% in June 2010

27 July 2010

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus), the number of employed persons was 2,557,000 in June 2010, which was 8,000 lower than a year earlier. There were 28,000 more employed men and 37,000 fewer employed women than in June 2009. In June,...


UK — Morson in line with expectations

27 July 2010

Morson, a provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions to the aerospace and defence, nuclear and power and rail industries has issued a trading update stating that the trading performance of the Group for the first half of the financial year has been in line with Direc...