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Belgium — Private internet use during working hours reaches problematic proportions

23 April 2010

Research carried by research firm InSites on behalf of staffing agency Tempo-Team (previously Vedior) among 304 workers and 154 HR Managers, reveals that the private use of the internet during working hours has reached problematic proportions. 40% of interviewees admit to using the internet regu...


Netherlands — 43% of students believe that raising the retirement age adds nothing to the economy

23 April 2010

A survey carried out by temporary employment agency Asa Student (part of USG People), the specialist temporary employment agency for Bachelor and Master students, reveals that 43% of students do not believe that raising the retirement age to 67 years will contribute to an improved economy. 31% o...


Switzerland — Job offers up by +20% in Q1 2010

23 April 2010

The latest Swiss Job Market Index compiled by Zurich University on behalf of Adecco reveals that the number of jobs on offer in the first quarter of 2010 was up by +15% compared to the previous quarter. This increase was higher than seasonally expected and is reflected to different degrees in all...


UK — Payment morale improves in Q1 2010

23 April 2010

The latest Late Payment Index from Experian, the global information services company, shows that UK businesses are paying their bills significantly faster than they did this time last year. Experian's analysis shows that during January to March this year, businesses paid their bills an average o...


UK — More locum doctors could help address European Working Time Directive shortage

23 April 2010

HCL Thames Medics, the National Framework agency for recruitment of doctors to the National Health Service (NHS), and part of HCL Plc, says that greater use of flexible and locum doctors is vital for dealing with the pressures on frontline staffing brought about by new EU rules, which put a cap o...


Germany — Amadeus FiRe Q1 2010 revenues down but profits up

22 April 2010

Amadeus FiRe AG (AAD:GER), the German temporary and permanent staffing group, today announces unaudited results for the first three months of 2010 ended 31 March. Revenues were down by -9% from 28.4 million Euro in Q1 2009 to 25.8 million Euro in Q1 2010. However, EBITDA was up by +3.1% from 3.2...


Europe — Manpower suggest cyclical and secular recovery is underway

22 April 2010

Manpower Inc. (MAN:NYQ), the world's third largest staffing firm, has reported first quarter results for the three months ended 31 March 2010. Global revenues were up by +12.5% from $3.64 billion in Q1 2009 to $4.09 billion in Q1 2010. In constant currency revenues were up by +5.1%. Operating pr...


France — Modest optimism among recruiters

22 April 2010

The latest Labour Market Barometer published by the Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC), reveals that 50% of companies interviewed have employed at least one manager during the first three months of 2010. The figure is 6% higher than it was during the first three months of 2009 and...


Eastern Europe — Russian Managers optimistic about the future

22 April 2010

According to a survey conducted by Antal Russia Recruitment Company (part of the FiveTen Group), the majority (65%) of middle and senior managers are optimistic about the future of the economy over the next 12 months. 3% of respondents are very optimistic and 13% remain pessimistic. Over 3,000 mi...


France — Synergie's revenues up by 18% in Q1 2010

22 April 2010

Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group, has announced annual results for the financial year of 2009 and quarterly results for the first three months of 2010. Annual revenues were down by -21% from 1.2 billion Euro in 2008 to 947.7 million Euro 2009. Annual operating prof...