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Germany — Minister attacks university hospital over in-house temporary employment agency

24 February 2010

  The Minister for Employment of Germany's most populated federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, Karl-Josef Laumann, has attacked university hospital Essen over the use of an in-house temporary staffing agency where temporary employees are paid less than permanent staff at the hospital, WAZ repor...


Europe — Heidrick & Struggles Q4 revenues in Europe fall by a third

24 February 2010

  Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of executive search and leadership consulting services, has reported results for Q4 2009. Consolidated net revenues declined by -18.6% from $134.9 in Q4 2008 to $109.9 in Q4 2009. In constant currency the decline was -...


Europe — Heidrick & Struggles Q4 revenues in Europe fall by a third

24 February 2010

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of executive search and leadership consulting services, has reported results for Q4 2009. Consolidated net revenues declined by -18.6% from $134.9 in Q4 2008 to $109.9 in Q4 2009. In constant currency the decline was -23...


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)...


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 amounted...


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...