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UK - Network Group completes Procurement People acquisition

24 May 2011

Network Group Holdings (NGH:LSE), the provider of staffing and outsourced services, has announced the completion of its fourth acquisition further to its announcement on 11 April 2011. Its subsidiary Network Recruitment Partnership Limited (NRP) acquired the entire issued share capital of Procurement...

France - Managers' salaries up +2.9%

24 May 2011

Managers' salaries have increased for the first time in two years by +2.9% between September 2010 and March 2011, according to the latest Managers Salaries Barometer published by staffing firm Expectra (part of Randstad).

The strongest rise in salaries was registered among Sales and Marketing Engineers...

Switzerland - Boards dominated by foreign-born managers

24 May 2011

The share of foreign top managers of the 100 largest Swiss companies has risen from 36% in 2006 to 45% in 2011, according to the latest research carried out by executive search firm, Guido Schilling AG.

In the companies, which form part of the Swiss Market Index (SMI), two thirds of top managers are not...

Europe - Growth slips to seven month low in May, but price pressures ease

24 May 2011

The latest Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the Eurozone, published by research firm Markit, fell from 57.8 in April to 55.4 in May to signal ongoing expansion for the twenty-second successive month. However, although in line with the average seen during 2010, the increase was the weakest for seven...

Germany - Business climate favourable

24 May 2011

The Business Climate Index for German industry and trade, published by research institute IFO, remains stable in May 2011, after a slight cooling in the two preceding surveys. The previously good business situation has again been given a better assessment. The six-month business outlook is once more...

UK - Half of businesses tied up in health and safety 'yellow tape'

24 May 2011

In a report entitled 'Health and Safety: a risky business?' released today, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) reveal that half of businesses identify health and safety 'yellow tape' as a burden. While health and safety in the workplace is important, the volume and ambiguity of this regulation means...

Finland - Unemployment falls to 8.2%

24 May 2011

In April 2011, the number of employed persons was 2,458,000, which was +41,000 more than a year earlier. Employment increased among both men and women, according to the latest Labour Force Survey, published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus).
In April, the employment rate stood at 68.2%,...

UK - HMRC invites APSCo to join the newly formed IR35 Forum

24 May 2011

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has been invited by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to join its newly formed IR35 Forum.

APSCo claims to have led recruitment industry lobbying on IR35 since its inception in 1999. APSCo successfully lobbied for changes to the draft legislation,...

Germany - Equal pay for equal work through the back door

23 May 2011

Germany is facing a continued economic boom. There are many indications that economic growth could easily reach +2.5% in 2012, according to the President of the German Employers Association (BDA), Dieter Hundt.

Hundt told Berliner Zeitung newspaper "Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth should reach...

Sweden - High growth and high unemployment

23 May 2011

The Swedish economy is expected to grow by +4.4% this year and by +3.7% in 2012, according to the latest Economic Forecast published by the Employer and Trade Organisation for the Swedish Services Sector (Almega).

Almega's forecast for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is considerably higher than the...