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Europe – Candidates and employers more optimistic about job opportunities

15 March 2011

An international poll conducted by StepStone, the European job board, shows that candidates are more optimistic now than they were 12 months ago.

The survey polled 8,262 candidates in eight European countries: 36% are convinced that now is a better time to change jobs than a year ago. A third see no difference...

France – 71% of workers pessimistic about the future

15 March 2011

71% of French workers believe that the worst of the economic crisis is still before us. Only 28% believe that the worst is behind us and that there will be less job losses.

These are the main finding of the latest 'Barometer of Employee Morale' published by Ipsos/Logica business consulting on behalf of...

Europe – Employment up by +0.1%

15 March 2011

The number of persons employed in both the Euro area (EA17) and the entire European Union (EU27) increased by +0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with the previous quarter, according to the latest unemployment figures published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)....

UK – Government trying to get a grip on economic migrants

15 March 2011

The Home Office (Ministry of the Interior) has announced that the number of potential posts open to skilled migrant workers will be reduced by around -270,000.

Eight occupations have been cut from the shortage occupation list, meaning that the number of jobs available to migrants will reduce from 500,000...

UK – City job applications up +47%

15 March 2011

The number of City staff applying for new jobs via financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden has leapt by +47% from 5,020 in February 2010 to 7,400 in February 2011.
The figures also represent a +25% rise on the 5,880 applications in January 2011. 
Mark Cameron, Chief Operating...

UK – Hydrogen returns to pre-downturn growth

14 March 2011

Revenues were up by +67% from 74.1 million Pounds in 2009 to 123.4 million Pounds in 2010 at Hydrogen Group Plc (HYDG:LSE). As a specialist professional recruitment business, the Company's main recruitment sectors are IT, Finance, Engineering, Legal and HR.

Audited preliminary results for the 12 months...

Denmark – Jobindex sees strong growth in 2010

14 March 2011

Revenues were up by +49% from 7.9 million Euro in 2009 to 11.8 million Euro in 2010 at Jobindex A/S (JOBNDX:CPH), the Denmark-based internet job board.

Profit before tax was up by +525% from 536,000 Euro in 2009 to 3.6 million Euro in 2010. The group believes that 50% of this growth was due to the fact...

UK – Savile expects trading loss for the year

14 March 2011

Savile Group Plc (SAVG.LSE), the AIM quoted Human Resources consulting group, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent management, has published the following trading update:

"The group's restructuring continues, refocusing product offerings, business development and support teams....

UK – HCL sacks Bleasdale

14 March 2011

The boardroom drama following an investigation into alleged accounting irregularities continues at Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the specialist health and social care staffing firm.

HCL announced on Friday that as a result of its internal investigation into the accounting irregularities it has dismissed...

Italy – Agency temporary employment up +26.7%

14 March 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +26.7% in January 2011 compared to January 2010, according to the latest data published today by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).