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Staffing Industry Analysts Releases Pulse Survey

29 September 2009

  With the release of the Pulse survey data for August, Staffing Industry Analyst are recruiting European members to take part in this monthly survey. All staffing firms are welcome to participate; and, the full report is available only to those companies who provide data.   This month the surv...


Ireland — Recruitment agency invests in the training of Digital Marketeers

29 September 2009

Recruitment agency Prosperity and the Digital Marketing Institute are jointly investing 2.3 million Euro to up-skill and place more than 700 marketing executives in the digital sector in Ireland over the next two years, SiliconRepublic reports. As highlighted in the Government's Digital Economy...


Russia — British reserved about investing in Russia

29 September 2009

British businessmen are keen to invest in Russia but remain cautious despite promises of rich rewards. Direct investment in the country from Britain fell by nearly 3% in 2008 and is expected to drop more this year, Russia Today reports. The UK is one of the biggest investors into Russia. Trade...


Italy — Many job vacancies in spite of the high unemployment

28 September 2009

Annemarie Muntz, Head of the European Association of Staffing Agencies (Eurociett) told Italian daily 'il Sole 24 ore' prior to a labour market conference in Rome at the weekend about the weird and paradoxical situation the European labour market is confronted with. She said, "there are 20 millio...


Angola — Former Portuguese colony's growth rate attracts professionals

28 September 2009

35 years after winning independence from Portugal, the African country of Angola is being populated by its former colonisers once again. This time by professionals and scores of workers laid off amid the economic slump, the Wall Street Journal reports. Portugal's economy is expected to shrink by...


Spain — New internet portal for Catalonia

28 September 2009

The general government of the Spanish region of Catalonia (La Generalitat) has just opened a new internet job portal in collaboration with ten temporary employment agencies in order to fight the high levels of unemployment. Mar Serna, consultant at the Catalan Government's Department for Labour...


France — New Managing Director at Right Management

28 September 2009

Raphaele Gauducheau has just replaced Laurence Monnet-Vernier as Managing Director of Manpower subsidiary Right Management, France. Madame Gauducheau has a degree from the Paris-based ESSEC business school. She previously worked for Demos, Hewitt Associates and Adia-Olsten temporary employment....


Benelux — Humares sell XPE Belgium to Adecco

25 September 2009

Humares BV, the Netherlands-based staffing group, has agreed to sell the Belgian arm of its subsidiary XPE Group to Adecco S.A. The Belgian part of XPE Group focuses on the recruitment, selection and secondment of employees for the engineering and pharmaceutical industry. The activities of XPE G...


Scandinavia — Swedes flee to Norway to escape the recession

25 September 2009

More and more young Swedes have decided that it is much easier to find work in the neighbouring oil rich country of Norway where a very similar language is spoken. Yvonne Frestad of staffing services providers Manpower told 'Sveriges Radio' (Swedish radio), "they come with a positive attitude and...


Spain — Black economy is growing fast

25 September 2009

The Economy Ministry Workers Union (GESTHA) estimates that tax fraud in Spain in 2009 will be 25 billion Euro, which is equal to 10% of GDP. "The number of labourers paid under the table has almost tripled in the past five years and the illicit cash economy has taken off as Spain languishes in...