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New European Employment Barometer Tracks Labour Market Data


20 Mar 2019


Social Europe & Jobs
Mountain View, California & Brussels, Belgium — March 20, 2019 — Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, and the World Employment Confederation (WEC), the trade association for the private employment industry at a global level, have announced the launch of the European Employment Barometer, an interactive new research tool that covers key labour market indicators across 33 countries.
The Barometer, which is a joint initiative between SIA and the World Employment Confederation, is designed to enable users to filter, sort and download selected graphs, statistics and pertinent insights related to the employment situation and agency work in Europe.
With real-time data compiled from Eurostat’s most recent labour market survey, along with findings provided via European staffing associations, the tool can be used to track data and market trends over time and for specific geographies. The Barometer issues each quarter and captures latest Eurostat releases, along with historic data from Q2 2016 to present.
“We’re delighted to curate this unique data set with our partners at the WEC.” said John Nurthen, Executive Director of Global Research at SIA. “It is an invaluable tool for those interested in keeping up-to-date with labour trends across Europe, especially those relating to temporary work.”
The provided metrics can also be used to correlate indicators with economic factors to illustrate relationships between economic trends and temporary agency work; and to compare cross sections of specific data.
“This new tool builds on the joint expertise of SIA and of WEC’s national federation members on labour markets. It helps to derive an understanding of drivers and relevant activity in the European staffing, recruitment and workforce solutions industry and demonstrates how the staffing industry’s development is closely correlated to the economic situation.” said Denis Pennel, Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation.
The European Employment Barometer is available as part of SIA’s research, as well as via the ‘Free Resources’ section of SIA’s website and via the WEC website.
About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
SIA is the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions
Elevating the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem
Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.
Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.
Media Contact
Jennifer Arcuni, Communications Director, Staffing Industry Analysts | +1 650-390-6171 |
About the World Employment Confederation
The World Employment Confederation is the voice of the employment industry at a global level, representing labour market enablers from 50 countries as well as seven of the largest international workforce solutions companies. Members of the World Employment Confederation represent a wide range of HR services, including agency work, direct recruitment, career management, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Managed Services Provider (MSP).
The World Employment Confederation works to broaden recognition of the positive economic and social role which the employment industry plays in enabling work, adaptation, security and prosperity. This work involves building networks with relevant stakeholders such as policy makers, social partners and the academic world; setting high recruitment and employment standards and practices; acting as a thought-leader shaping futureproof and competitive labour markets and providing strategic data on employment issues.
Media Contact
Aurélie Pattyn, Communications Manager, World Employment Confederation | +32 2 421 15 87 |