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UK — BCC Economic Survey points to continued UK growth

7 July 2010

Results from the British Chambers of Commerce's (BCC) latest Economic Survey suggest that the UK economy saw further growth in the second quarter of 2010, building on the improvement in the first three months of the year. Key indicators on business conditions, such as employment expectations, in...


UK — Robert Walters sees marked acceleration in recruitment activity in Q2

7 July 2010

Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE), the staffing and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) group, today announces a trading update for the second quarter ended 30 June 2010. Group net fee income (gross profit) was up by +59% from 24.9 million Pounds in Q2 2009 to 39.7 million Pounds in Q2 2010. In con...


Germany — Breaches of regulation by staffing agencies up fourfold

7 July 2010

Following on from the recent debate in the German Parliament (Bundestag, Lower House) about the unacceptability of so-called 'revolving doors practices' whereby German companies sack their permanent staff only to re-employ them immediately as temporary employees via an in-house temporary employme...


Germany — Coalition split over minimum salary

7 July 2010

Angela Merkel's coalition government has so far not been able to agree on introducing a minimum salary for temporary employees, German daily Rheinische Post reports. The Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs, Ursula von der Leyen (Conservative) and the Federal Minister for Economics and...


OECD Countries — Job creation must be a top priority in months ahead

7 July 2010

According to the Employment Outlook 2010 published today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), unemployment may have peaked in the OECD area, having reached 8.6% in May 2010 but member countries need to create 17 million new jobs to get employment levels back to wh...


UK — Prime People group net fee income 47% up on previous year

7 July 2010

Prime People Plc (PRP:LSE), the international built-environment recruitment specialist, has released an update on trading. The group says in a statement: "Group Net Fee Income (NFI) for the 3 month period to 30 June is +47% ahead of the same period for the prior year." "The UK business recorde...


UK — IDOX claims resilience against government spending cuts

7 July 2010

IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the supplier of software and services to the UK public sector, has announced a trading update for the six months to 30 April 2010.   Revenues were down by -5% from 15.74 million Pounds a year earlier to 14.96 million Pounds this year. Recurring revenues are now 61% of group...


UK — Temporary billings increased at slowest rate in seven months

7 July 2010

The latest monthly Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services group KPMG reveals that recruitment consultancies recorded another strong rise in permanent staff placements during June, albeit the slowest in five months. Higher pla...


UK — Staffline performs in line with revised expectations

6 July 2010

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry, has today issued a trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2010 and its notice of results. Performance in the first half of 2010 has been in line with management's revised expectations, the c...


Europe — Reduced working time schemes should be gradually withdrawn says EU

6 July 2010

A new paper published by the Commission of the European Union (EU) reflects on the use of government sponsored short-time working schemes before and after the crisis, providing in an annex a detailed description of each Member State's scheme. There is considerable institutional variation in shor...