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Spain — Board room drama at Eulen

1 March 2010

  David Alvarez, President and Founder of Eulen, has kicked five of his seven offspring out of the board of directors due to "differences of opinion", El Pais reports. Eulen claims to be the market leader in Spain in the provision of general company services. As well as temporary staffing, Eulen...


France — 2010 can't get any worse than 2009 says Manpower France President

1 March 2010

Francoise Gri, President of staffing group Manpower France since 2007 and previously Head of IBM France, told Challenges Magazine that 2010 will not be as bad a year for the staffing industry as 2009 was. Gri said "it can hardly get any worse than 2009. Let me remind you of the numbers: -28% les...


UK — Harvey Nash H2 trading in line with expectations

26 February 2010

Harvey Nash plc. (HVN:LSE), the recruitment and outsourcing consultancy, has issued a trading update. The group says in a statement: "The Board is pleased to confirm that underlying trading during the second half was in line with expectations. Consequently, for the year ended 31 January 2010, th...


UK — Harvey Nash H2 trading in line with expectations

26 February 2010

  Harvey Nash plc. (HVN:LSE), the recruitment and outsourcing consultancy, has issued a trading update. The group says in a statement: "The Board is pleased to confirm that underlying trading during the second half was in line with expectations. Consequently, for the year ended 31 January 2010,...


UK — Horbury diversifies into temporary employment

26 February 2010

Horbury Group Limited, the construction industry expert, has expanded its company portfolio with the acquisition of Elevation Recruitment. Elevation Recruitment help businesses to find and recruit staff at all levels, offer skills testing for all sector disciplines as well as provide career coac...


UK — Horbury diversifies into temporary employment

26 February 2010

  Horbury Group Limited, the construction industry expert, has expanded its company portfolio with the acquisition of Elevation Recruitment. Elevation Recruitment help businesses to find and recruit staff at all levels, offer skills testing for all sector disciplines as well as provide career c...


Luxembourg — Unemployment reaches 6.4% in January 2010

26 February 2010

  The latest unemployment figures published by the Ministry for the Economy of the tiny European Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (494,000 inhabitants) show that the unemployment rate in January 2010 had reached 6.4% or 15,137 job seekers. Compared to December 2009, unemployment was up by 2.2%. Compar...


Germany — DIS AG awarded bronze medal by Great Place to Work@

26 February 2010

  The Human Resources agency group DIS AG (Adecco subsidiary) has been awarded the bronze medal in the 'Best Employers in Germany' competition for the category of 'companies of up to 2,000 employees'. Gold in the category went to care for the elderly specialist, Domino-World. Silver was awarded...


Europe — Senior executive search activity up in Q4 2009

26 February 2010

The 2009 global executive search industry summary released today by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) indicates growing activity in senior management hiring during the fourth quarter of 2009. While overall industry revenues plummeted 32.5% in 2009 from their highest ever leve...


Netherlands — 2009 turnover of temporary employment agencies down by -11%

26 February 2010

  According to data published today by the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS), turnover of temporary employment agencies in 2009 fell by -11% compared to 2008. Unlike in previous periods of recession, turnover fell very rapidly due to the vehemence of the economic downturn. Larger staffing age...