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UK — Matchtech sees improvement in financial H2 2010

5 August 2010

Net fee income was down by -14% to 26 million Pounds at Matchtech Group Plc (MTEC:LSE), the specialist technical recruitment company. A trading update for the financial year ended 31 July 2010 reveals that net fee income growth in H1 2010 was down by -25% to 12.5 million Pounds but improved to a...


World — Performance pay and profit sharing entice high-performance

5 August 2010

There is widespread support among employees for a greater ownership stake in the businesses that employ them, with 60% of respondents saying profit sharing would motivate them to perform at a higher level, according to the latest survey results from workforce solutions firm Kelly Services. The f...


Europe — Poland tops temporary and contract workers league table

5 August 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) shows that the share of employees with limited duration contracts (temporary and contract workers) in the EU27 grew from 12.3% in 2002 to 14.5% in 2007. It then fell to 14.0% in 2008 and 13.5% in 2...


UK — Slowdown in growth of recruitment activity continued in July 2010

4 August 2010

The latest monthly Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services group KPMG signalled further increases in permanent and temporary staff appointments during July 2010. However, in both cases the rates of growth continued to ease....


Europe — Hudson Highland returns to profitability

4 August 2010

Revenues were up by +12.1% from $173.8 million in Q2 2009 to $195 million in Q2 2010 at Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (HHGP:NMQ), the US-based international provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services. The group's second quarter results for the period ended 30...


Austria — Limiting temporary employment to 10% of staff must be utterly rejected, says association president

4 August 2010

The President of the Personnel Services Providers of Austria (Personaldienstleister WKO), Gerhard Flenreiss, has strongly come out against the demand of the unions to limit the percentage of temporary personnel in any company to 10% of all staff. Flenreiss said "this would be an interference wit...


UK — Allied Healthcare revenues up by +7.9% in fiscal Q3 2010

4 August 2010

Reported revenues were up by +4.2% from $63.1 million in Q3 2009 to $65.7 million in Q3 2010 ended 30 June at Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK. At constant exchange rates...


Spain — Unemployment falls but number of new permanent jobs also falls

3 August 2010

Unemployment in Spain has fallen by -73,790 individuals in July compared to the previous month, the Public Employment Service (SEPE, previously Inem) reports today.   Year-on-year, unemployment was up by +10.28% or up by +364,483 individuals. Month-on-month, youth unemployment (under 25 year ol...


Ireland — Rate of manufacturing output slowed for third month running

3 August 2010

According to latest data, the rebound in the Irish manufacturing sector lost momentum again in July. Both output and new business increased at slower rates, while employment fell for the second month running. Reduced capacity at suppliers led to the fastest lengthening of lead times in the histor...


Germany — Britain and France are strong competitors for best international brains

3 August 2010

The German Association of Engineers (VDI), has welcomed the government's proposal to simplify the immigration process for skilled workers from outside Germany. VDI Director, Dr. Willi Fuchs, said in a statement "the current skills shortage will be further exacerbated by the demographic developme...