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UK – IDOX's trading year starts with an up-lift

3 March 2011

IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the supplier of software and services to the UK public sector, is holding its Annual General Meeting today.
At the AGM, Chairman Martin Brooks will make the following statement "the company has seen a strong start to the trading year with an uplift of new orders in the...

France – Unemployment falls slightly

3 March 2011

The average unemployment rate in metropolitan France and the overseas departments stood at 9.6% of the active population in Q4 2010 according to the latest statistics published today by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee).

In France only, 9.2% of the active population was...

Spain – 90.7% of new employment contracts are temporary

3 March 2011

The total number of employment contracts signed was down from 1,116,019 in January 2011 to 1,011,418 in February 2011, the latest data published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) shows.

Out of all employment contracts signed in February 2011 only 94,363 were permanent employment...

World – Executive search up +28.5%

3 March 2011

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) 2010 Annual Report on the Retained Executive Search Industry shows senior executive recruiting at its third highest level ever due to a dramatic resurgence in demand following the precipitous decline of 2009.
From a downturn in 2009 of -32.5%...

UK – Vocational education under scrutiny

3 March 2011

The Secretary of State for Education commissioned Professor Alison Wolf of King’s College London to carry out an independent review of vocational education. She was asked to consider how vocational education for 14- to 19-year-olds can be improved in order to promote successful progression into the...

Europe – GDP rises in Q4 2010

3 March 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +0.3% in the Euro area (EA17) and by +0.2% in the entire European Union (EU27) during the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with the previous quarter according to the latest figures published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat).

In the...

UK – Women bosses seen as 'ball breakers'

3 March 2011

Too many women bosses in the UK are seen as 'ball-breakers', while male leaders often fail to shine.  A new survey shows that employees want different things from their male and female bosses and still judge them by different standards.

The analysis from leadership development experts, LeaderShape,...

UK – Robert Walters sees strong international growth

2 March 2011

Revenues were up by +41% from 300.4 million Pounds in 2009 to 424.2 million Pounds in 2010 at Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE), the staffing and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) group. In constant currency, revenues were up by +34%.

Results for the year ended 31 December 2010 show that net fee income...

Germany – Staffing agencies can make back payments in instalments

2 March 2011

The Employment Ministry has commented on this week's decision by the Highest Labour Court (BAG) that temporary employment agencies will have to retroactively pay the difference between minimum wages and equal pay for equal work going back to 2005, which were negotiated by the CGZP union and the Association...

Germany – Gess & Partner acquires Best Job Group

2 March 2011

Gess & Partner, the provider of temporary employment, recruitment and interim management services, based in Düsseldorf, has acquired Best Job Group, the staffing agency, which specialises in the IT sector.

Gess & Partner is 32% owned by Managing Director Dr. Axel von Zimmermann. In November 2010,...