restrictions in place that are to last until 31 December 2013. These countries include Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, and the UK.
Bulgaria and Romania signed
%), Italy (45%) and Australia (40%) all favouring salary benefits.
Conversely, career advancement is moving up the ranks with countries such as Germany (39%), Luxembourg (34%) and Netherlands (33%) all
Perhaps unsurprisingly Germany “continues to be the bright spot in Europe” while finance job prospects have weakened considerably across the region, when compared to the same time last year.
was in Germany (-22%) and Italy (-19%) and the firm blamed the recruitment of technical flex workers in Germany on increasing shortages. It also warned that equal pay discussions, combined with the skill shortage
’s largest division, Continental Europe and & Rest of the World, was the only region to see growth in the period with gross profit rising strongly by +16%. Germany outperformed other staffing markets
% to £1.8 million, driven by strong performance in contract recruitment in the Benelux countries and Germany.
The Nordic market, which is heavily focused on executive and permanent recruitment, saw a -5
currency, the UK grew by +5% while all other major European markets declined (Nordics -4%), Germany -10%), Netherlands (-12%) and Belgium (-11%).
In this region the “gross profit margin was below the prior