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G7 Countries — Growth seen easing back slightly in the US, Europe and Japan in first half of 2010

8 April 2010

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) latest Interim Economic Assessment, the pickup in activity seen in the club of advanced industrialised states that meets annually to discuss important economic, financial, and political issues (G7 countries) in the las...


UK — Hays sees broad stability across most countries except Spain

8 April 2010

Hays Plc (HAS:LSE), the largest recruitment group in the United Kingdom, has today released an interim management statement for the quarter ended 31 March 2010 (Q3). The Group saw a decrease in net fees of -5% (-10% on a like-for-like basis) versus the same period last year. Net fees from the te...


UK — Robert Walters gross profits up by +27% in constant currency

8 April 2010

Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE), the recruitment group, today releases an interim management statement for the first quarter ending 31 March 2010. Group Q1 2010 gross profits were up by +27% in constant currency to 32.6 million Pounds compared to 25 million Pounds in Q1 2009. In the UK, Q1 2010 g...


Switzerland — Unemployment falls to 4.2% in March 2010

8 April 2010

The State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO) today announces unemployment figures for March 2010. The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) has fallen by -6,967 individuals compared to February 2010. The unemployment rate has fallen from 4.4% in February 2010 to...


UK — Fastest rise in permanent placements for over 12 years

7 April 2010

The Report on Jobs, published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, has signalled stronger increases in both permanent and temporary/contract staff appointments during March. The number of permanent staff appointments made by UK recruitment consultancies increased...


UK — Double-dip avoided but risks to the economy remain

7 April 2010

Results from the First Quarter of 2010 British Chambers of Commerce Economic Survey, show that the UK's upturn is still on course and the economy has not slipped back into recession. However, the recovery is weak and serious risks of a setback remain. Data from over 5,500 businesses show that th...


France — Long-term temporary employees reclassified as permanent by Labour Tribunal

7 April 2010

Five temporary employees dismissed in 2009 by ArcelorMittal have been reclassified as permanent employees by the Labour Tribunal of Thionville because they have worked for the same company at the same location for between four and nine years, Reuters reports. The Labour Tribunal decided that Arc...


Germany — Upper House asks government to put a stop to the abuse of temporary employees

7 April 2010

The recent highly publicised so-called 'Schlecker Scandal' where Europe's largest drugstore chain was accused of replacing permanent employees with temporary employees hired via a closely related staffing agency called Meniar, is refusing to die down. Following pressure from both politicians and...


UK — Temporary to permanent employee proves an attractive option

7 April 2010

The latest Professional Talent Spotlight for March 2010 published by recruitment consultancy Badenoch & Clark reveals that employers are increasingly turning to temporary employees in order to trial them as permanent employees. Badenoch & Clark Managing Director, Neil Wilson, said "as employers...


Germany — Temporary employment up by +5% in February 2010

7 April 2010

According to the latest temporary employment index (Zeitarbeitsindex) published by the Association of Temporary Employers (BZA), temporary employment rose by +5% in February 2010 compared to the previous month. This shows that the index for the previous month (-5.4%) represents a seasonal low rat...