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UK – IT & telecom salaries boost as firms return to hiring

26 July 2011

IT & Telecoms salaries rose by +7.5% in H1 2011, with an average bonus payment of 19%, according to new research from IT & Telecoms recruiter Greythorn (part of FiveTen Group).

Salaries in H1 2011 have risen by +7.5% from 42,800 Pounds last year to more than 46,000 Pounds. For the 56% of professionals...


25 July 2011

We are running a free webinar looking at the latest legal developments that will affect your business in the UK.

If you don’t understand the implications of Swedish Derogation, need clarification on exactly which categories of workers are captured, or are uncertain how pay is defined in the Agency Workers...

Switzerland - Optimism down due to increased external risks

25 July 2011

Optimism about the economic outlook for Switzerland has cooled in Q2 2011 when compared with Q1 2011, according to the latest Chief Financial Officers Survey (CFO), published today by professional services firm Deloitte.

On balance, more CFOs report that the financial prospects for their own company are...

Switzerland - Jobs advertised up +20% y-o-y

25 July 2011

The number of new jobs advertised, both in the press and on the internet, was up by +20% in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest Swiss Job Market Index published by Zürich University on behalf of staffing agency Adecco.

However, quarter-on-quarter the total number of jobs advertised...

Germany - First they couldn't, now they don't want to immigrate anymore

25 July 2011

Germany is not attracting enough immigrants, despite lifting work restrictions in May 2011, latest figures show, leading to criticism of an opportunity wasted in 2004 when other European countries opened their borders to Eastern European neighbours, according to specialist publication The Local.

The initial...

UK - Staffline acquires assets from Arnashade

25 July 2011

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry, has today announced it has acquired certain assets and commercial relationships from staffing agency Arnashade Recruitment Limited, following the company's administration on 15 July 2011.  


France - Staffing agencies given permission to offer apprenticeships

25 July 2011

Staffing agencies will in future be allowed to offer apprenticeships following official permission by Employment Minister Xavier Bertrand, according to the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).

Staffing agencies will be able to accompany young apprenticeship...

UK - HMRC announcement on pay day tax relief could damage recruitment

25 July 2011

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) latest announcement on 'pay day by pay day tax relief models' may have unwelcome connotations for the recruitment industry, and could lead to wages inflation according to the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC).

HMRC's announcement is targeted at umbrella...

Germany - Temporary employment forecast to reach one million this year

25 July 2011

The number of agency temporary employees will grow from currently approximately 800,000 to one million by November 2011 according to Andreas Dinges, Country Manager for Germany and Austria at staffing agency Adecco Germany.

Dinges, who is also a board member of the Association of Temporary Staffing Agencies...

World - ManpowerGroup achieves strong operational leverage in Q2 2011

22 July 2011

Revenues were up by +23.6% from $4.58 billion in Q2 2010 to $5.66 billion in Q2 2011 at ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), the world's third-largest staffing firm. In constant currency revenues were up by +12%. The results exceeded analyst expectations.

Interim results for the three months ended 30 June 2011 reveal...