Region - Europe

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Dec 2011 / Jan 2012

27 January 2012

  • APSCo data generally negative
  • Innovantage shows both perm and temp up
  • Economy still souring

WE Citation – Avoid AWR Traps

25 January 2012

  • Some excellent advice from Osborne Clarke on the AWR
  • If you receive an information request, or
  • A claim under the legislation

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%