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World - North America ahead of Europe in performance management

1 September 2011

Lumesse, the provider of talent management solutions, (previously StepStone Solutions) has announced the results of its Performance Management Assessment Tool, which reveal companies in the US and Canada as overall global leaders in employee performance management.

Based on assessments by 500 business...

UK - Organisations lack leadership

1 September 2011

Effective leadership is important to long term business success. Yet new research from talent management consultancy, DDI, and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) UK Highlights: Global Leadership Forecast, reveals that only a third (36%) of UK leaders and one in five (18%) UK...

Ireland - 60% of professionals work longer hours than agreed

1 September 2011

60% of Irish professionals work longer hours than contractually agreed with their employers, according to a recent survey by specialist professional recruitment consultancy, Robert Walters. Almost 600 Irish professionals were surveyed on a variety of employment related issues ranging from work/life balance...

UK - BCC reduces growth forecast until 2012, expects improvement thereafter

1 September 2011

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published its new Quarterly Economic Forecast, downgrading its prediction for UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2011 and 2012. Though growth is expected to be weaker over the short-term, the new forecast predicts a gradual improvement, and warns...

Switzerland - GDP up +2.3% y-o-y

1 September 2011

Between the first and the second quarter 2011, real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for Switzerland grew by +0.4%. Compared to the second quarter of the previous year, GDP growth amounted to +2.3%.Positive growth impulses were generated especially by the trade balance with goods, since imports were on the...

Germany - Unemployment continued to fall in August

31 August 2011

Unemployment in Germany was down by -238,000 individuals to 2,945,000 or down to 7% in August 2011when compared with August 2010, according to the latest data from the German Federal Labour agency (BA),

Month-on-month, unemployment was up by +5,000 individuals due to seasonal variations. Seasonally adjusted,...

International – Regional differences in war for talent

31 August 2011

Recruitment intentions of HR managers differ widely between Northern and Southern European countries. New research commissioned by staffing agency Tempo-Team (part of Randstad) reveals that 84% of HR managers in Germany have plans to recruit new talent compared with 81% in Belgium, 78% in the Netherlands...

UK - 53% of workforce unaware of 2012 pension reforms

31 August 2011

The auto-enrolment of workers into workplace pension schemes is the biggest reform to pensions for a century. The extent of the government's communication challenge is highlighted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) Employee Outlook: Focus on Pay and Pensions survey,...

Russia - Managers' pay highest in FMCG, oil & gas and banking

31 August 2011

FMCG, oil & gas and banking are the sectors, which offer the highest pay to top-managers. These sectors are also leaders in terms of hiring activity, according to new research carried out by staffing agency Antal among 1,000 middle and senior level managers of both Russian and international companies,...

UK - Executive pay set to increase unless turbulent markets take their toll

31 August 2011

Executive pay will rise in 2012, according to 79% of senior reward professionals across the FTSE 350 recently surveyed by professional services firm PwC. The findings come ahead of proposals expected this autumn from Business Secretary Vince Cable on executive compensation. The High Pay Commission is...