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Spain — One in three companies intend to increase staffing levels in 2010

21 July 2010

The latest Professional Perspectives Index (IPP) published by the Institute for Labour Studies of ESADE business school reveals that 31% of Spanish companies intend to increase their staffing levels during the remainder of 2010. This compares to only 19% of companies in 2009.

The report has identified clear signs of recovery in the labour market after three years which were dominated by redundancies and non-replacement of retired staff.

38% of companies predict an increase in demand for their products or services of which, 50% are optimistic that this will continue.

48% of companies interviewed say that they intend to replace retired personnel.

61% of companies have clear systems for rewarding their staff for high levels of achievement and success.

Professor Simon Dolan, Head of Labour Studies at ESADE, commented "Human Resources departments must create a culture of high achievement, which will give their companies the necessary motivation to confront possible future obstacles."

To read the full press release in Spanish language please click here



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