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Switzerland — Job offers up by +20% in Q1 2010

23 April 2010

The latest Swiss Job Market Index compiled by Zurich University on behalf of Adecco reveals that the number of jobs on offer in the first quarter of 2010 was up by +15% compared to the previous quarter. This increase was higher than seasonally expected and is reflected to different degrees in all...


UK — Payment morale improves in Q1 2010

23 April 2010

The latest Late Payment Index from Experian, the global information services company, shows that UK businesses are paying their bills significantly faster than they did this time last year. Experian's analysis shows that during January to March this year, businesses paid their bills an average o...


UK — More locum doctors could help address European Working Time Directive shortage

23 April 2010

HCL Thames Medics, the National Framework agency for recruitment of doctors to the National Health Service (NHS), and part of HCL Plc, says that greater use of flexible and locum doctors is vital for dealing with the pressures on frontline staffing brought about by new EU rules, which put a cap o...


Germany — Amadeus FiRe Q1 2010 revenues down but profits up

22 April 2010

Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD:GER), the German temporary and permanent staffing group, today announces unaudited results for the first three months of 2010 ended 31 March. Revenues were down by -9% from 28.4 million Euro in Q1 2009 to 25.8 million Euro in Q1 2010. However, EBITDA was up by +3.1% from 3.2...


Europe — Manpower suggest cyclical and secular recovery is underway

22 April 2010

Manpower Inc. (MAN:NYQ), the world's third largest staffing firm, has reported first quarter results for the three months ended 31 March 2010. Global revenues were up by +12.5% from $3.64 billion in Q1 2009 to $4.09 billion in Q1 2010. In constant currency revenues were up by +5.1%. Operating pr...


France — Modest optimism among recruiters

22 April 2010

The latest Labour Market Barometer published by the Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC), reveals that 50% of companies interviewed have employed at least one manager during the first three months of 2010. The figure is 6% higher than it was during the first three months of 2009 and...


Eastern Europe — Russian Managers optimistic about the future

22 April 2010

According to a survey conducted by Antal Russia Recruitment Company (part of the FiveTen Group), the majority (65%) of middle and senior managers are optimistic about the future of the economy over the next 12 months. 3% of respondents are very optimistic and 13% remain pessimistic. Over 3,000 mi...


France — Synergie's revenues up by 18% in Q1 2010

22 April 2010

Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group, has announced annual results for the financial year of 2009 and quarterly results for the first three months of 2010. Annual revenues were down by -21% from 1.2 billion Euro in 2008 to 947.7 million Euro 2009. Annual operating prof...


UK — REC JobsOutlook shows surge in employer confidence

21 April 2010

The latest JobsOutlook Survey for April 2010, published by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), shows the highest employer confidence recorded so far this year. A total of 96% of employers surveyed stated they now expect their permanent workforces to remain static or grow within the...


Greece — Unemployment reaches 11.3% in January 2010

21 April 2010

According to the latest Labour Force Survey, published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority, the unemployment rate in January 2010 reached 11.3% compared to 9.4% in January 2009 and 10.2% in December 2009. The number of employed amounted to 4,445,743 persons while the number of unemployed amoun...