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World - Younger workers not very different from older ones

1 August 2011

Kenexa, the global provider of business solutions for human resources, has revealed its findings on the work attitudes of millennials. In a white paper entitled 'Attitude? What Attitude?', Kenexa shares evidence-based determinations regarding the workforce generational differences specifically related...

France - Crit achieves strong growth in H1 2011

29 July 2011

Revenues were up by +16.6% from 331.4 million Euro in Q2 2010 to 386.5 million Euro in Q2 2011 at Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing, airport assistance and industrial maintenance group. All growth was achieved entirely on an organic basis.

Interim results for the first six months of 2011,...

UK - Allied Healthcare reaches agreement on Sue Ryder Homecare

29 July 2011

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 and Ireland, has announced that its UK subsidiary, Allied Healthcare Group Limited, has reached an agreement to assume responsibility for the...

International - Monster profitable again

29 July 2011

Revenue was up by +25% from $215 million in Q2 2010 to $270 million in Q2 2011 at Monster Worldwide Inc (MWW:NYQ), the international job boards operator. On a year-on-year basis, currency translation had an $11 million positive impact on revenue in the second quarter.

Bookings, which represent the dollar...

France - Agency temporary employment up +7.9% y-o-y

29 July 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +7.9% in June 2011 compared with June 2010, according to the latest Employment Barometer published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).

Agency temporary employment among unqualified workers was up by +6.2%. Among...

Belgium - Agency temporary hours up +12.76% y-o-y

29 July 2011

The number of hours worked by agency temporary employees was up by +12.76% in June 2011 compared with June 2010, according to the latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian agency temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon).

Compared with June 2010, the...

Spain - New work permits single out Romanians

29 July 2011

The Spanish government said last Friday that it plans to again require that Romanian immigrants apply for work permits, seeking to ease soaring unemployment that has sparked anger among the country's citizens, Bloomberg Business Week reports.

Spain was one of four European Union (EU) countries that lifted...

Eurozone - Business climate continues to decline

29 July 2011

The Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the Euro area fell for the fifth month in a row in July 2011. The current level of the indicator remains comparatively high, but the steady fall observed since March indicates that Euro area industry has entered a phase of growth moderation, according to the latest...

Italy - Wages up +1.8% y-o-y

29 July 2011

Both the Hourly Wage Index and the Per Employee Index increased by +0.1% In June 2011 when compared with the previous month, according to the latest data published by the National Institute for Statistics (Istat).

Compared with June 2010 both the hourly wage index and the per employee index increased...

Netherlands - Randstad sees fifth consecutive quarter with double digit growth

28 July 2011

Revenues were up by +13% from 3.47 billion Euro in Q2 2010 to 3.91 billion Euro in Q2 2011 at Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm.

Interim results for the second quarter of 2011 reveal that actual gross profit was up by +9% from 659.7 million Euro in Q2 2010 to 720.5...