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Finland — Unemployment rate reaches 9.5% in January

23 February 2010

  According to the Labour Force Survey for January 2010, published by Statistics Finland (Stat) the employment rate in the Nordic country with a total population of 5.4 million, there were 87,000 fewer persons employed in January 2010 than in January 2009. The number of unemployed persons increa...


UK — Restructuring and job insecurity cause staff to jump ship

23 February 2010

  The 2010 National Management Salary Survey, published jointly by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and salary survey specialists CELRE, reveals a labour turnover rate of 13.6%, up from 12.4% in 2009. Resignations stand at 4.7%, compared to 4.5% 12 months ago. In a surprising move, the s...


Germany — Temporary employment forecast to grow by +6% in H1 2010

23 February 2010

The latest temporary employment index (Zeitarbeitsindex) published by the Association of Temporary Employers (BZA) reveals that 53% of temporary employment agencies expect their order books to fill up during the first six months of 2010. Only 3% expect that they will have to sack temporary employ...


Spain — Temporary employment agencies facilitate 12% of newly signed contracts

23 February 2010

According to new analysis carried out by the Association of Large Temporary Employment agencies (Agett) based on official government statistics, only 2.7% of the employment contracts signed in 2009 were actively facilitated by the Spanish government's job centres (SEPE, previously called INEM), E...


Sweden — Unemployment reaches 8.3%

23 February 2010

  According to the latest data published by Statistics Sweden, the population aged 15 to 74 in the fourth quarter amounted to 6,987,000 persons, an increase of 77,000 compared to last year. The population is divided into persons in work and persons out of work. The group of persons in work amoun...


UK — Restructuring and job insecurity cause staff to jump ship

23 February 2010

The 2010 National Management Salary Survey, published jointly by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and salary survey specialists CELRE, reveals a labour turnover rate of 13.6%, up from 12.4% in 2009. Resignations stand at 4.7%, compared to 4.5% 12 months ago. In a surprising move, the surv...


Finland — Unemployment rate reaches 9.5% in January

23 February 2010

According to the Labour Force Survey for January 2010, published by Statistics Finland (Stat) the employment rate in the Nordic country with a total population of 5.4 million, there were 87,000 fewer persons employed in January 2010 than in January 2009. The number of unemployed persons increased...


Germany — Temporary employment forecast to grow by +6% in H1 2010

23 February 2010

  The latest temporary employment index (Zeitarbeitsindex) published by the Association of Temporary Employers (BZA) reveals that 53% of temporary employment agencies expect their order books to fill up during the first six months of 2010. Only 3% expect that they will have to sack temporary emp...


Europe — Expected hiring levels are up in Q1 2010

22 February 2010

  New research carried out among 6,151 companies in Europe, Africa, India, China and the US by Antal, the international staffing firm, entitled 'Global Snapshot' reveals that current hiring levels across the globe were up from 50% of respondents in the autumn to 53% in the first quarter of 2010....


UK — Recruitment firm closed down by employment tribunal

22 February 2010

The directors of a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) recruitment firm, which traded under various different names, have been banned from running an employment agency for up to 10 years after committing a string of offences, Road Transport reports. The employment tribunal in Leeds banned David Allon from...