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UK - Troubled Pinnacle Staffing suspends shares

10 June 2011

Pinnacle Staffing Group Plc (PCL:LSE), the healthcare recruitment specialist, has announced that at the request of the company, trading of its shares on AIM has been suspended with immediate effect pending clarification of its financial position.

The Company states that ”since the previous announcement...

France - Labour force rotation rate up to 11.5%

10 June 2011

The labour force rotation rate, which is the average of the percentage of new workers entering a company and the percentage of workers leaving a company, was up by +0.3% to 11.5% in Q4 2010 when compared with the previous quarter.

The percentage of new workers entering a company with more than 10 employees...

Belgium - 72% of staffing agencies reject discrimination

10 June 2011

After last year's hidden camera television programme broadcast by Flemish TV channel VRT, in which a bogus client asked eight temporary staffing agencies to provide native Belgian personnel and not to even present candidates with foreign backgrounds, discrimination in temporary employment has been at...

Italy - GDP up +1% y-o-y

10 June 2011

In the first quarter of 2011 the seasonally and calendar adjusted, chained volume measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +0.1% with respect to the previous quarter and by +1.0% in comparison with the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest data, published today, by the National...

Belgium - Employers have doubts about working from home

10 June 2011

47% of Belgian workers would like to work from home but 49% of employers will not let them because they fear that the team spirit in the company will suffer and that employers would lose control, according to new research carried out among 517 workers and 210 top managers by staffing agency Tempo-Team...

UK - Government wants to break the link between temporary and permanent migration

10 June 2011

Migrants coming to the UK to work on temporary visas will no longer be able to apply for settlement, under proposals announced by the government yesterday.

The government is implementing reforms to the immigration system, which are intended to reduce the level of immigration from countries outside the...

Austria - Extremely attractive to the majority of Eastern European job seekers

10 June 2011

The majority of job seekers in the Eastern member states of the European Union (EU) are very interested in moving to Austria, Germany, Switzerland or Liechtenstein in search of better pay and career opportunities according to new research carried out among 6,629 job seekers in Slovakia, Slovenia, the...

UK - City job offers drop again in May

10 June 2011

The number of confirmed job offers in financial services showed a worrying decline in May 2011 of more than -10%, according to City pre-employment screening company Powerchex (part of HireRight). Some sectors showed a more positive trend but the figures were dragged down by a sharp drop in offers in...

Austria - Employment agency revenues up +32.3%

9 June 2011

Revenues generated by staffing agencies were up by +32.3% in Q1 2011 when compared with Q1 2010 according to the latest data published by Statistics Austria.

In terms of statistics, agency temporary employment forms part of the Austrian services sector, which was up by +4.4% overall in Q1 2011 when compared...

France - Agency employment up 13.8% in Q1 2011

9 June 2011

Private sector employment was up by +0.4% or by +58,200 individuals to 16,079,500 in Q1 2011 when compared with Q4 2010. This compares with a quarterly increase of +0.3% in Q4 2010. Year-on-year, it was up by +1.1% or up by +181,700 individuals, according to the latest data published today by the National...