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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...


UK — Impellam Group's gross profit down by -10%

22 February 2010

  Impellam Group Plc (IPEL:LSE), the multi-brand staffing group, today publishes preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Total turnover was down by -2.4% from 1.07 billion Pounds in December 2008 to 1.04 billion Pounds in December 2009. Gross profit was down by -10% from 189.6...


UK — Inflexion private equity completes de-listing of FDM Group

22 February 2010

Inflexion Private Equity has completed the de-listing of IT services company FDM Group. The deal valued the AIM-listed business at 28.4 million Pounds, down from 33.3 million Pounds in December last year when the deal was agreed, Unquote reports. Established in 1991, FDM is an international IT s...


Belgium — Polish temporary employment agencies undercut wages by 50% to 66%

22 February 2010

  Polish employment agencies are offering temporary employees to the Belgian construction industry at 50% to 66% lower pay than local Belgian temporary employment agencies, Belgian daily De Morgen, reports. Polish temporary staffing firm NRW based in Szczecin offers temporary employees at 16 Eu...


UK — Inflexion private equity completes de-listing of FDM Group

22 February 2010

  Inflexion Private Equity has completed the de-listing of IT services company FDM Group. The deal valued the AIM-listed business at 28.4 million Pounds, down from 33.3 million Pounds in December last year when the deal was agreed, Unquote reports. Established in 1991, FDM is an international I...


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 f...