Region - Europe

Dictionary of Key Terms

20 January 2012

A short dictionary of key terms for 46 European states.


Citation: Self-Employment in the UK

18 January 2012

  • The CIPD has completed an interesting short review of the official statistics on self-employment in the UK.
  • Self-employment, by the autumn of 2011, had reached a record level of 4.14 million
  • The "new" self employed are  'handy-men' without skills, picking-up whatever bits and pieces... More

WE Legs & Regs Advisor – December 2011

25 December 2011

  • Read our latest legal update in association with the Ius Laboris Global Network
  • Information this month from Denmark

Western Europe M&A, 2011

20 December 2011

  • Despite the global slowdown, M&A activity in the staffing industry increased in Western Europe this year.
  • The most significant deal is the acquisition of SFN Group by Randstad.
  • Read the full analysis: by staffing segment, deals with disclosed metrics, deals in which the target company offers... More

The Baltic States

16 December 2011

  • Describes the market
  • Discusses the competition for staff
  • Lists key providers

Controlling Staff Turnover to Reduce Costs

15 December 2011

  • Roughly one in eight employees left a job last year.
  • The cost of these moves can be very high.
  • Use the tools here to measure and cost staff turnover.

We would be very keen to hear from anybody who would like to anonymously benchmark their own figures. If this is of interest to you please... More


Swiss Data Sources

2 December 2011

A list of data sources for Switzerland including:

  • Academic resources, applicable government departments
  • Laws and regulations, contingent workforce market data
  • Trade associations and other organisations

Third-Quarter Results

30 November 2011

  • Q3 revenue up by a median 17.5%
  • Net income up by a median 39.7%
  • Gross margin for top ten down -0.8%

The Big Three: Market Strengths & Weaknesses

28 November 2011

  • Adecco, Randstad and ManpowerGroup dominate the global staffing landscape.
  • The report lists the 13 major markets in which each of the ‘Big Three’ have a place among the top five firms.
  • Plus the 8 markets where one of the Big Three do not enjoy a market leadership position.

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Oct/Nov 2011

25 November 2011

  • APSCo data relatively positive
  • Innovantage shows perm up and temp down
  • Economy souring