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Belgium — Age discrimination is rife and thriving

4 December 2009

  A new report published by InSites Consulting on behalf of staffing agency Tempo Team (previously Vedior) reveals that the over 50 year olds are not very much appreciated at their workplaces and that their younger colleagues doubt their abilities. Both companies and workers are badly prepared f...


UK — SThree trading update in line with market expectations

4 December 2009

  Full year results are expected to be in line with consensus market expectations at a gross profit of circa 168 million Pounds, down 23% year-on-year (2008: 218.9 million Pounds). The percentage share of non-UK gross profit is up from 45% in 2008 to 55% in 2009. SThree (STHR:LSE), the internati...


UK — SThree trading update in line with market expectations

4 December 2009

Full year results are expected to be in line with consensus market expectations at a gross profit of circa 168 million Pounds, down 23% year-on-year (2008: 218.9 million Pounds). The percentage share of non-UK gross profit is up from 45% in 2008 to 55% in 2009. SThree (STHR:LSE), the internationa...


UK — Parity H2 pre-tax profit expected to be down by 300,000 Pounds

4 December 2009

  Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the technology staffing and training firm has today published a trading statement. During the period since the group's last Interim Management Statement of 13 November 2009, it has become clear to management that the rate of improvement in revenue in Solutions wil...


The Netherlands — Randstad revenue trends improving

4 December 2009

"The trends that have been discussed in our Q3 2009 presentation have so far continued into Q4 2009. In October revenue per working day decreased by 21% (year on year, organically), compared to a decline of 26% in September. In November the revenue trend keeps improving, evidently against an easi...


France — Unemployment stabilises after peaks of previous quarters

3 December 2009

According to the latest figures published today by the French National Statistics Institute (INSEE) the unemployment rate (as defined by the International Labour Office) in France including her dominions overseas reached 9.5% in the third quarter of 2009. The unemployment rate in France excludin...


Belgium — Unemployment up by 41,000

3 December 2009

The latest unemployment figures published by the National Labour Office (ONEM) reveal that unemployment in October 2009 is up by almost 41,000 to 437,671 when compared to October 2008. The largest increase was in the Dutch-speaking Flanders region, were unemployment was up by 28,000. The French-...


UK — Hexagon re-forecasts financial performance

3 December 2009

  Hexagon Human Capital Plc (HHC:LSE) the Executive Search and Interim Management firm has recently undertaken a re-forecast of its financial performance. Trading in recent months has stabilised across both the Group's operating divisions. However, the Board now anticipates that EBITA for the f...


Belgium — Unemployment up by 41,000

3 December 2009

  The latest unemployment figures published by the National Labour Office (ONEM) reveal that unemployment in October 2009 is up by almost 41,000 to 437,671 when compared to October 2008. The largest increase was in the Dutch-speaking Flanders region, were unemployment was up by 28,000. The Fren...


UK — Staffline buys Peter Rowley

3 December 2009

  Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the Outsourced Human Resources firm, has announced the acquisition of Peter Rowley Limited, a training provider. Peter Rowley, the principal of the company, will remain committed to Staffline for a minimum period of two years. The acquisition is in line with St...