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UK — AER launches UK's first major research project into executive search

2 February 2010

  The Association of Executive Recruiters (AER), the group within the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) that focuses on the executive search market, has launched a major research project to identify 'the future of executive search'. The first of a three phase programme brings toge...


Germany — Terrorist arson attack on Randstad Deutschland

2 February 2010

A new terrorist organisation called 'Morning Light Movement' (Bewegung Morgenlicht) has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the offices of staffing group Randstad in the centre of Frankfurt during the night from Sunday to Monday this week. The terrorists have sent a letter to Germany's t...


Austria — Trenkwalder has liquidity problems

1 February 2010

Richard Trenkwalder, founder of Austria's largest staffing agency, told Austrian daily OON that he is looking for a financial investor in order to deal with liquidity problems. Once immediate financial problems are resolved, Trenkwalder plans an Initial Public Offering on the stock exchange (IPO...


Portugal — Social networking sites should be used with care say staffing agencies

1 February 2010

Recruitment firms and employers are increasingly using social networking sites in order to find the best candidates for the job, Diario de Noticias reports. Amandio Fonseca of staffing agency Egor told the Portuguese daily "social networking sites like Linkedin and Star Tracker are excellent for...


Switzerland — Job market stabilises after 18 months of decline

29 January 2010

  According to the latest 'Adecco Swiss Job Market Index' the Swiss job market has stabilised in Q4 2009 for the first time in 18 months with no further falls. However, the index varies strongly by linguistic geography. In the Latin speaking part of Switzerland (French, Italian and Romansh) the...


Europe — Euro area unemployment rate up to 10.0%

29 January 2010

The latest statistics released by the statistical office of the European Union (eurostat) reveal that the euro area (EA16) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.0% in December 2009, compared with 9.9% in November. It was 8.2% in December 2008. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.6% in Decemb...


France — Synergie Q4 2009 revenues outperform the market

29 January 2010

Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group announces results for the fourth quarter of 2009 as well as full year results for 2009. The fourth quarter of 2009 saw a strong improvement over the earlier quarters of the year. Q4 2009 revenues were down by -5.9% to 256 million Eu...


Netherlands — New recruitment firm for medical tourism

29 January 2010

A new recruitment firm called Hospitality in Health has been set up in The Netherlands to specialise on bringing top class service to the emerging medical tourism industry. The concept is that hospitals offering medical tourism services need specialist hotel management and staff in order to add...


Switzerland — Job market stabilises after 18 months of decline

29 January 2010

According to the latest 'Adecco Swiss Job Market Index' the Swiss job market has stabilised in Q4 2009 for the first time in 18 months with no further falls. However, the index varies strongly by linguistic geography. In the Latin speaking part of Switzerland (French, Italian and Romansh) the qu...


France — Synergie Q4 2009 revenues outperform the market

29 January 2010

  Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group announces results for the fourth quarter of 2009 as well as full year results for 2009. The fourth quarter of 2009 saw a strong improvement over the earlier quarters of the year. Q4 2009 revenues were down by -5.9% to 256 million...