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UK — Vertex reduces losses to 2.3 million Pounds

20 August 2010

Outsourcing specialist Vertex has slashed its losses from 30.7 million Pounds to 2.3 million Pounds over the past year following a spate of acquisitions and sales, the Business Desk reports. The Liverpool-based customer management outsourcing business has seen its turnover increase to 365.9 mill...


UK — Employees suffer in silence rather than admit health concerns to their boss

20 August 2010

Most UK employees would rather suffer in silence with a health concern or personal issue than tell their boss or colleagues, according to new research from Aviva UK Health. Just 4% of employees questioned in Aviva's Health of the Workplace 4 study say they would approach their boss with a health...


Finland — Regular earnings increased by +2.7% in April-June

20 August 2010

According to preliminary data from Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus), wage and salary earners' regular earnings rose by +2.7% in April-June 2010 when compared with the respective period in 2009. According to final data and compared with the year before, the average increase in the regular earni...


Ireland — Poor communications with bosses top reason for moving on

20 August 2010

  Lack of communication with top management is the number one reason Irish professionals would consider quitting their jobs, according to a recent survey by Regus, the provider of workplace solutions.   While 42% of respondents said that poor communication with management would be a factor in ma...


UK — Management behaviour key to successful returns to work for long-term sick

20 August 2010

New guidance from the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Healthy Working Lives and the Health and Safety Executive highlights the key behaviours needed by managers to support timely and lasting returns to work. Th...


Sweden — Proffice announces +2% increase in revenues and acquisition

19 August 2010

Total revenues were up by +2% from 106.4 million Euro in Q2 2009 to 108.6 million Euro in Q2 2010 at Proffice AB (PROEB:STO), the Scandinavian temporary and permanent staffing group. Interim results for the second quarter of 2010 ended 30 June published today reveal that operating profit was do...


OECD Countries — Germany and the UK drive stronger GDP growth in the EU but growth slows in Japan and the US

19 August 2010

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) area rose by +0.7% in the second quarter of 2010, the same rate as in the previous quarter.Real GDP grew by +1% in both the Euro area (EA16) and the whole European Union (EU27) driven by record growt...


Denmark — One out of six young Danes has worked for a temporary employment agency

19 August 2010

A new nationwide poll conducted by Capacent on behalf of the Danish Chambers of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv) reveals that 23% of Danes aged between 18 and 24 have used temporary employment agencies to find work, while the same is true for 31% of those aged between 25 and 34. The research also reveal...


Spain — 73% of workers would accept a second job to make ends meet

19 August 2010

According to a new survey carried out among 1,136 employees by Randstad Spain, 73% of Spanish workers would accept a second job in order to make ends meet during the current economic crisis. This compares to only 10% in 2008. Short-time working schemes and the absence of extra working hours have...


France — Manager Job Offer Index up by +53%, y-o-y in July 2010

19 August 2010

The latest 'Job Offers for Managers Index' published monthly by the Association for the Employment of Managers (Apec) shows that the number of job offers for managers was up by +53% to 29,000 in July 2010 compared to July 2009. The number of job offers for sales and marketing managers (28% of al...