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UK — 30% of recruiters plan to expand into Europe in the next 12 months

5 August 2010

Nearly a third (30%) of UK recruitment businesses intend to expand into Europe over the next 12 months, according to research commissioned by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). 20% of UK staffing companies also have plans to expand outside Europe in the next year. Surpri...


Europe — France and Germany drive expansion offsetting muted growth in Spain and contraction in Italy

5 August 2010

The latest Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) published by financial information services company Markit shows that business activity rose in Germany, France, Spain and Ireland during July, but Italy reported a contraction for the first time since last November. Furthermore, with only very modest ex...


World — Recruitment Process Outsourcing ranking 2010

5 August 2010

HRO Today magazine has announced its annual Baker's Dozen ranking of major recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) firms. The results were based upon a survey completed by more than 600 HR executives who are current buyers of RPO services. RPO providers were rated on the breadth of their service,...


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...