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Slovakia - 50% are unhappy with their jobs

6 June 2011

Only 14% of Slovak employees are strongly committed to their work and devoted to their employers, according to a new survey carried out by research firm GfK.

The report finds that only 9% of the 19 to 39 year olds in Slovakia are strongly motivated to carry out their work. One in four says that the economic...

UK - Prime People's profitability up despite reduced revenues

3 June 2011

Revenues were down by -1.6% from 14.18 million Pounds in 2010 to 13.95 million Pounds in 2011 at Prime People Plc (PRP:LSE), the real estate, infrastructure and customer insights recruitment specialist.

Results for the year ended 31 March 2011 reveal that revenues generated in the UK were down from 12.163...

France - Adecco renews agreement with job centres

3 June 2011

Staffing agency Adecco France and the government's official job centres (Pôle Emploi) have renewed their collaboration agreement for the entire territory of France for a period of three years.

Over the past two years Adecco France has made more than 107,000 job offers to jobseekers registered with Pôle...

UK - Length and number of interim assignments up noticeably

3 June 2011

UK businesses are hiring more interim managers and for longer placements than ever before as a result of the strengthening senior management jobs market, according to new research carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Interim Partners, the provider of interim management solutions.

The research reveals...

Belgium - Engineering is the most attractive profession

3 June 2011

75.4% of Belgians would recommend to their friends and their children to become an engineer whilst only 3.1% believe that working in packaging is an attractive job prospect according to new research carried out by staffing agency Randstad Belgium.

The remarkable outcome of the research, which tried to...

Eurozone - Two-speed recovery downshifts to lower gear in May

3 June 2011

At 55.8 in May 2011, down from 57.8 in April 2011, the Final Eurozone composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), published by research firm Markit, fell to a five-month low, but came in slightly ahead of its earlier flash estimate of 55.4. The index has signalled expansion in each of the past 22 months....

Ireland - Standardised unemployment rate up to 14.8% in May

3 June 2011

The standardised unemployment rate in May 2011 was 14.8%, up slightly from a rate of 14.7% in April, according to the latest data published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The monthly increase in the standardised unemployment rate was caused by an increase of +2,600 (+0.6%) in the seasonally adjusted...

UK - Demand for highly skilled workers fares better than rest of labour market

2 June 2011

Demand for highly skilled professional workers is significantly stronger than demand for workers across the UK labour market as a whole, according to new research conducted by Staffing Industry Analysts on behalf of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

Research compiled by real-time...

Germany - 77% of staffing agencies concerned about skills gap

2 June 2011

An extra +400,000 new jobs will be created in Germany over the coming 12 months according to new research carried out by the German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK). One third will be created in industry.

DIHK President, Hans Heinrich Driftmann, commented to Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper "never since...

UK - Private sector pay up +3% while public sector pay stagnates

2 June 2011

A clear gap has emerged between the level of pay awards in the public and private sectors, according to the latest analysis of pay settlements from remuneration data collector IDSPay.co.uk. The median pay award for the private sector in the three months to the end of April is 3%, while in the public...