growth, registering 57%. Escalated recruitment for this sector has been most apparent in Germany, with additional growth charted in smaller markets, including countries in the Baltics and Eastern Europe
linked to disappointing sales.
The rate of expansion slowed sharply in Germany, easing for the fourth month from January's four-and-a-half-year high, while a more modest slowing was seen in France from
of expansion across both sectors slowed in both Germany and France, dropping especially sharply in the former. Germany saw the weakest rate of growth in two years, while French growth was the slowest since
falling for the first time since August 2009. In both cases, the declines contrast markedly with strong rates of growth in early-2011.
Output growth slowed to near-stagnation in both Germany and France
%), the Czech Republic and Luxembourg (both 10%).
The EU27 includes Belgium (BE), Bulgaria (BG), the Czech Republic (CZ), Denmark (DK), Germany (DE), Estonia (EE), Ireland (IE), Greece (EL), Spain (ES), France
as a member of AESC's European and Global Boards of Directors. In 2006 he started the AESC chapter in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which he led as Chairman until the end of 2011.
Previous AESC award
that the average French full-time employee worked 1,679 hours per year in 2010. This is -224 hours less than in Germany or -177 hours less than the UK. The study also found that self-employed workers averaged 2
the division's net fee income to £36.7m in 2006 and expanding out of the UK into Holland, Germany and France. Since that time he has advised various recruitment companies on a consultancy basis, most recently