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Hyper Japan 2018 was held in last weekend - a really exciting event! We enjoyed modern Japanese foods & sweets, games and much more!
China's cabinet has released a provisional regulation on the human resources market which will take effect in October. The regulation aims to improve employment agency services, help maintain the rise in job opportunities and boost the economy.
The regulation is the country's first administrative regulation on job hunting, hiring, and associated services in the human resources market. Premier Li Keqiang signed the regulation which will come into force on 1 October.
The number of temporary employees in the UK decreased by 1.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis to a total of 1.56 million in the three-month period from March to May 2018 when compared to the same period a year ago, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Temporary workers are self-identified when surveyed by the ONS, and they include those who are on fixed-period contracts, agency temp workers, casual workers, seasonal workers and others… Read more
The number of non-regular workers in Japan hit a record high in 2017, according to data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication. Non-regular workers include contract employees, part-timers and temporary staff.
The data showed there were 66.21 million workers in Japan in 2017, of whom 21.33 million held non-regular positions. The overall workforce grew by 1.79 million from 2012, with non-regular workers accounting for 900,000 of those additions.
The spike in non-regular workers… Read more
The number of jobs available in London fell by 29% in June when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor.
The monitor also found a 35% decrease in professionals seeking jobs in London in June, when compared to the same period last year.
Month-to-month figures from the monitor reported a 4% increase in jobs available and a 29% increase in professionals seeking jobs.
Hakan Enver,… Read more
LinkedIn has launched a global recruitment campaign to offer foreigners unique job experiences in China, reports China.org.cn. The campaign, called the "I'm in China" project, offers unique positions such as kung fu apprentice at the Shaolin Temple, giant panda caretaker, high-speed train maintenance staff, trash collector at Zhangjiajie national forest park, acting dean of Yuelu Academy, beef noodle chef, and others. Registration for these positions are open to LinkedIn's 520 million overseas members for six months. "These… Read more
UK service providers saw business activity expand at its fastest rate for eight months in June – continuing the resurgence following March’s snow-related disruption, according to the latest PMI.
This was accompanied by the strongest increase in new work since May 2017.
Modest rates of job creation, however, reflect difficulties recruiting additional staff or efforts to reduce operating expenses.
Margins came under pressure again across the service economy as respondents reported the steepest rise in… Read more
Ivy has recently joined People First Team China. She has worked in various different sectors ranging from teaching, translating to administrative work. She has extensive experience dealing with customers and forging strong relationships with clients. She excels when working as part of a team and has good management skills. She has lived and worked in China, Spain and the UK.
Ivy works in the City office as a… Read more
Debora joined the People First Supply Chain team in January. With outstanding face-to-face and telephone customer service experience mainly within Media, Social Communication and Insurance industries, she aims to support the company and the team with a refreshed outlook and perspective.
Having gained working experience in both Portugal and in the UK, Debora is now based in the Thames Valley office, where she supports the managers and consultants… Read more
On 28th June, TMI Associates London LLP (“TMI London”) and Team Japan held a joint seminar about recruitment at TMI London’s Offices – we had a very successful seminar on May, and this is the second seminar on the same topic.
TJ’s Business Development Manager, Yoko, explained about the latest trends in the UK’s employment market, and gave an insight into hiring candidates.
Mr Kinukawa, Solicitor (England and Wales) and Attorney-at-law (Japan), Managing Partner… Read more