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Switzerland — Temporary employment up by +18.5%

9 July 2010

The latest figures published by the Swiss Union for Employment Services (Swissstaffing), show that temporary employment has grown by +18.5% in June 2010 when compared to June 2009. This is the highest growth rate since 2007 and ties in with the fall of the unemployment rate to 3.7% in June 2010....


UK — 92% of interim managers use LinkedIn

9 July 2010

Half (49%) of all interim managers say that social networking supports their role as an interim, according to a survey by Interim Partners, the provider of interim management solutions. According to the research, almost all interim managers (92%) use LinkedIn and nearly a quarter (23%) use Twitt...


Ireland — CPL expects profit to be in line with market expectations

9 July 2010

CPL Resources Plc. (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group expects profit for the year to 30 June 2010 to be broadly in line with market expectations. The group says in a statement "the economic environment in the markets in which we operate has been very challenging for the last two years....


UK — HR recruitment activity tailed off slightly during June 2010

8 July 2010

The latest Jobs Index published by recruitment firm Ashdown Group indicates that the number of human resources vacancies fell by -5.52% in June 2010 compared to May 2010, following a strong +10.06% increase during May. With the HR recruitment market having expanded in four of the five previous m...


World — Growth to rise to +4.5% this year says IMF but downside risks have risen sharply

8 July 2010

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts world growth to rise to +4.5% this year, before falling to 4.25% in 2011, with the world average masking large differences around the globe. But despite the stronger than expected first half recovery, the IMF warned that uncertainties surrounding s...


UK — Only 10% of recruiters think existing regulation helps the reputation of the industry

8 July 2010

According to research by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) just 10% of recruiters think current regulation actually enhances the professionalism of the recruitment sector. 49% of recruiters answered 'no' to the question: Does the current regulatory regime provide clients...


UK — Recession has had a strong impact on Northern Ireland but optimism returns

8 July 2010

A new salary guide published by staffing agency Abacus Professional Recruitment shows that salaries in Northern Ireland have dropped by typically -5% to -15% and benefits have been capped or withdrawn completely, while redundancies have spread across virtually each business sector in the region,...


Switzerland — Unemployment falls to 3.7%

8 July 2010

The State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO) today announces unemployment figures for June 2010. The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) has fallen by -6,601 individuals to 144,473 compared to May 2010. The unemployment rate has fallen from 3.8% in May 2010 to...


Europe — Sequential GDP up by +0.2% in Q1 2010

8 July 2010

Second estimates published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) show that Euro area (EA16*) and EU27** Gross Domestic Product (GDP) both increased by +0.2% during the first quarter of 2010, compared with the previous quarter. In the fourth quarter of 2009, growth rates were...


UK — Hays returns to year-on-year growth driven by international business

8 July 2010

Hays Plc (HAS:LSE), the fifth largest staffing company in Europe, has today released an interim management statement for the final quarter of the Company’s financial year ended 30 June 2010. Net fees were up by +14% (+8% on a like-for-like basis) versus the same period last year. Like-for-like...