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Germany — Strong economic growth expected to create +100,000 jobs in H2 2010

23 August 2010

The German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) have corrected upwards their prognosis for economic growth for the year 2010 from 2.3% previously to 3.4%, German weekly, German weekly Der Spiegel reports. DIHK Managing Director, Martin Wansleben, said "the improved economic outlook is not just due to the...


France — Sodie Emploi's appeal against government dismissed by Paris court

23 August 2010

The Administrative Tribunal of Paris has rejected the accusation by outplacement specialist Sodie Emploi (part of Alpha Group) that during the recent public tender, the French government job centres (Pole Emploi) have not respected a reasonable time delay between the date when pitching staffing a...


UK — Survey highlights employer difficulty in recruiting home-grown talent

23 August 2010

The latest focus study on skills, migration and off shoring in the Labour Market Outlook report published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and professional services firm KPMG shows that demand for migrant workers has increased in line with improvements in the UK labo...


Netherlands — Brunel Germany outperforms the rest of the group

20 August 2010

Revenue was down by -8% from 182.6 million Euro in Q2 2009 to 167.9 million Euro in Q2 2010 at Brunel International NV (BRNL:AEX), the Netherlands-based staffing and HR services group.   Interim results for the second quarter of 2010 published today reveal that gross profit fell by -6% from 36.3...


UK — Vertex reduces losses to 2.3 million Pounds

20 August 2010

Outsourcing specialist Vertex has slashed its losses from 30.7 million Pounds to 2.3 million Pounds over the past year following a spate of acquisitions and sales, the Business Desk reports. The Liverpool-based customer management outsourcing business has seen its turnover increase to 365.9 mill...


UK — Employees suffer in silence rather than admit health concerns to their boss

20 August 2010

Most UK employees would rather suffer in silence with a health concern or personal issue than tell their boss or colleagues, according to new research from Aviva UK Health. Just 4% of employees questioned in Aviva's Health of the Workplace 4 study say they would approach their boss with a health...


Finland — Regular earnings increased by +2.7% in April-June

20 August 2010

According to preliminary data from Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus), wage and salary earners' regular earnings rose by +2.7% in April-June 2010 when compared with the respective period in 2009. According to final data and compared with the year before, the average increase in the regular earni...


Ireland — Poor communications with bosses top reason for moving on

20 August 2010

  Lack of communication with top management is the number one reason Irish professionals would consider quitting their jobs, according to a recent survey by Regus, the provider of workplace solutions.   While 42% of respondents said that poor communication with management would be a factor in ma...


UK — Management behaviour key to successful returns to work for long-term sick

20 August 2010

New guidance from the British Occupational Health Research Foundation (BOHRF), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Healthy Working Lives and the Health and Safety Executive highlights the key behaviours needed by managers to support timely and lasting returns to work. Th...


Sweden — Proffice announces +2% increase in revenues and acquisition

19 August 2010

Total revenues were up by +2% from 106.4 million Euro in Q2 2009 to 108.6 million Euro in Q2 2010 at Proffice AB (PROEB:STO), the Scandinavian temporary and permanent staffing group. Interim results for the second quarter of 2010 ended 30 June published today reveal that operating profit was do...