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UK — Tribal Group slips to loss in 2009

23 March 2010

Tribal Group Plc. (TRB:LSE),the consultancy, professional support and delivery services firm focused on the public sector, today announces preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues were up by +5% from 226.7 million Pounds in 2008 to 238 million Pounds in 2009. Adjusted pr...


UK — Morson Group PBT up by 22.5% in 2009

23 March 2010

Morson Group Plc. (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions, today announces preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Group revenues were up by +1.2% to 436.6 million Pounds in 2009 compared to 431.4 million Pounds in 2008. Group net...


UK — Parity Group banks on prudence and caution

23 March 2010

Parity Group Plc.(PTY:LSE), the UK-focused IT recruitment (resources) and consulting (solutions) firm, has today announced unaudited preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Group revenues from continuing operations fell by -10% from 132.3 million Pounds in 2008 to 119 million Po...


Germany — Minister tells temporary employers and unions to do their homework

23 March 2010

In an interview with German weekly Der Spiegel, Employment Minister Ursula von der Leyen commented on Germany's system of minimum salary self-regulation by industry sector (Tarifvertrag) and the implications for the opening of the European Union (EU) market for temporary employment agencies in 20...


UK — Healthcare Locums shares fall on 2009 results announcement

23 March 2010

Healthcare Locums Plc. (HLO:LSE) the healthcare staffing company has today announced final results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenue increased by 5% to 172.1 million Pounds in 2009 compared to 164.5 million Pounds in 2008. Gross margin increased by 23% to 52.9 million Pounds in 2009 c...


UK — 78% of e-retailers intend to take on new staff in 2010

23 March 2010

A new survey carried out by the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) among 160 online retail businesses reveals that more than 600,000 British jobs are either directly created in or support the UK's estimated 150,000 online retail businesses. The e-retailers surveyed employ on average six ti...


UK — NHS survey underlines need for flexible resourcing

22 March 2010

The 7th Annual National Health Service Staff Survey for the Care Quality Commission has underlined major resourcing challenges with 45% of those surveyed believing that there were not enough staff for them to do their jobs properly. Commenting on the findings of the survey Tom Hadley, Director o...


Germany — Serious staff shortages forecast by 2015

22 March 2010

According to management consulting firm McKinsey Germany, there will be a shortage of personnel in the German labour market by 2015, which is expected to rise to 2 million unfilled posts by 2020 due to the demographic changes, which are expected to take place over the next ten years. McKinsey Ge...


France — Companies have started to build up their sales forces

22 March 2010

There is noticeable if modest growth in sales personnel but companies have become extremely demanding in their candidate profile requirements, Le Figaro reports. Eric Bohn of staffing agency Euro Consulting said, "Since November 2009 large and medium-sized companies have started hiring sales sta...


UK — Dean Shoesmith takes over as President of the PPMA

22 March 2010

Dean Shoesmith, executive head of HR at the London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton, will take over as President of the Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) today. The PPMA, which represents over 1,000 HR and Organisational Development professionals in the public sector, will officiall...