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UK — Hexagon re-forecasts financial performance

3 December 2009

  Hexagon Human Capital Plc (HHC:LSE) the Executive Search and Interim Management firm has recently undertaken a re-forecast of its financial performance. Trading in recent months has stabilised across both the Group's operating divisions. However, the Board now anticipates that EBITA for the f...


Belgium — Unemployment up by 41,000

3 December 2009

  The latest unemployment figures published by the National Labour Office (ONEM) reveal that unemployment in October 2009 is up by almost 41,000 to 437,671 when compared to October 2008. The largest increase was in the Dutch-speaking Flanders region, were unemployment was up by 28,000. The Fren...


UK — Staffline buys Peter Rowley

3 December 2009

  Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the Outsourced Human Resources firm, has announced the acquisition of Peter Rowley Limited, a training provider. Peter Rowley, the principal of the company, will remain committed to Staffline for a minimum period of two years. The acquisition is in line with St...


Germany — Reduced working hours distort the free labour market

3 December 2009

In spite of all sorts of horror scenarios whereby German unemployment might reach 4.5 or even 5 million, unemployment has not risen in November and the temporary employment sector is even up again. However, the policy of artificially keeping employees on by placing them on reduced working hour sc...


France — Unemployment stabilises after peaks of previous quarters

3 December 2009

  According to the latest figures published today by the French National Statistics Institute (INSEE) the unemployment rate (as defined by the International Labour Office) in France including her dominions overseas reached 9.5% in the third quarter of 2009. The unemployment rate in France exclu...


UK — Staffline buys Peter Rowley

3 December 2009

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the Outsourced Human Resources firm, has announced the acquisition of Peter Rowley Limited, a training provider. Peter Rowley, the principal of the company, will remain committed to Staffline for a minimum period of two years. The acquisition is in line with Staff...


Germany — Reduced working hours distort the free labour market

3 December 2009

  In spite of all sorts of horror scenarios whereby German unemployment might reach 4.5 or even 5 million, unemployment has not risen in November and the temporary employment sector is even up again. However, the policy of artificially keeping employees on by placing them on reduced working hour...


UK — Hexagon re-forecasts financial performance

3 December 2009

Hexagon Human Capital Plc (HHC:LSE) the Executive Search and Interim Management firm has recently undertaken a re-forecast of its financial performance. Trading in recent months has stabilised across both the Group's operating divisions. However, the Board now anticipates that EBITA for the full...


UK — Safe acquires AHL Management Limited

2 December 2009

  Safe Computing Ltd. has announced the acquisition of AHL Management Limited, the Bishop Stortford based specialised outsourcing provider to the recruitment agency sector. AHL has also traded as Hydra AHL and Hydra BPO. AHL will be forming part of the Safe Outsourcing division that now process...


Finland — Finnair workers on strike over personnel transfer to temporary staffing agency

2 December 2009

As part of the Finnair group's structural development, the group's ground handling company Northport has agreed a transfer of business to staffing and recruitment agency Barona Group of Helsinki in terms of its baggage and apron services at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport starting 1 December 2009. Around...