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Belgium — Outplacement activity falls due to improvements in the economy

21 September 2010

The latest statistics published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon), show that outplacement activity fell by -27.5% from 5,189 in Q1 2010 to 3,761 in Q2 2010.

Paul Verschueren, Head of the Economics Department at Federgon, commented "the slowdown in the number of outplacements in the...

UK — Challenging financial year for Savile Group

21 September 2010

Revenues were down from 10.38 million Pounds in 2009 to 8.2 million Pounds in 2010 at Savile Group (SAVG:LSE), the AIM quoted Human Resources consulting group, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent management.

Savile trades under the brands Cedar Talent Management, Fairplace...

Switzerland — Upswing loses momentum, outlook remains intact

21 September 2010

The latest forecasts published by the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF) reveal that with a GDP growth of 2.7% in 2010, the Swiss economy has performed better than the EU and the US. In 2011, however, economic growth will be somewhat weaker, at 1.8%. The slow-down of the world economy and the strong Swiss...

UK — Hays targeted by Daily Mail in offshoring story

20 September 2010

Hays Plc, the fifth largest staffing firm in Europe, has been criticised by the Daily Mail for laying off more than 100 staff and giving their jobs to workers in India, whom they recently helped to train.

According to the story published on Saturday, workers were asked to help induct visiting workers...

World — Expected surge in expatriate postings leads companies to re-think global and mobile working strategies

20 September 2010

International companies are expecting to post many more executives abroad in the next five years, according to a new research report entitled, 'Up or out: next moves for the modern expatriate', published by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by workplace solutions provider Regus.

With demand...

UK — Growth in temporary employment in Scotland maintained in August 2010

20 September 2010

According to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, conditions in the Scottish labour market remained challenging in August. The number of workers placed in permanent job roles fell for the second successive month, whilst growth of temporary billings weakened to the lowest level since September...

UK —Pinnacle sets focus on Doctors recruitment following disposal of ailing Agency Nursing and Medical Services

20 September 2010

Pinnacle Staffing Group Plc (PCL:LSE), the healthcare recruitment specialists have published interim results following the sale of their Agency Nursing and Medical Services businesses.

Revenues from continuing operations were up from 1.7 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 4 million Pounds in H1 2010.


UK — Spending review must galvanise growth, says CBI

20 September 2010

The Employer organisation Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today calls on the government to protect economic growth in its forthcoming Spending Review. As the government limits spending, it should prioritise areas that foster the economy's ability to grow.

The CBI made the call as it published...

UK — FiveTen Group wins US trade award

20 September 2010

The FiveTen Group has received the emerging, fast growth company award at the 2010 British-American Business Council (BABC) Chicago Annual Awards.

The award recognises organisations that have made significant contributions to trade and commerce between the United Kingdom and the United States.


Greece — New law facilitates dismissal and cuts labour costs

20 September 2010

In a further response to the economic crisis, which left Greece on the brink of bankruptcy in early 2010, the government has passed a new labour law that introduces a series of changes of great institutional importance, the European Industrial Relations Observatory reports.

The new legislation halves...