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A survey from Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, published by Japan News, shows that most Japanese support ‘equal pay for equal work’. The survey which was conducted from March to April, showed that 71% of poll respondents think equal compensation should be paid to those who have the same ability, performance and length of service as other employees, regardless of their employment status as regular or non-regular workers. Meanwhile, the survey also showed that 27%… Read more
Senior talent in China says that quality of leadership is what matters most, according to a new report from executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.
The report from Heidrick & Struggles, ‘Getting Employer Branding Right in China’ surveyed 151 senior executives at director level or above in mainland China to understand how extensively employer branding affects corporate success, and the factors that attract them to and retain them at an organisation.
When asked to… Read more
People First has been featured in a French TV news programme which aired last night. In February, sales director, Ian Ward was interviewed about his views on Brexit and its impact on the UK recruitment industry; you can view the footage here.Read more
The Japanese government adopted an action plan yesterday for work reform, calling for capping overtime at 100 hours a month, promoting equal pay for equal jobs and improving conditions for non-regular workers, according to the Japan Times.
"This will be a historic first step to change how people work in Japan, and 2017 will be remembered as the starting point," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.
The action plan calls for limiting overtime work to… Read more
We were delighted to welcome James to People First’s supply chain team at the start of the year. James has joined colleagues in the City office but also works closely with our Thames Valley consultants in the Staines-upon-Thames office. James has previous recruitment experience and is focussing on Procurement roles with a variety of blue chip organisations and SMEs. He is looking forward to getting to know candidates with a purchasing background so that he… Read more
China has created more than 13 million new urban jobs for four consecutive years, reports Xinhua. The government stated that the jobs were created despite “downward pressure and industrial restructuring” in the economy. The Ministry of Human Resources attributes the country’s employment situation to sustained economic development, the optimisation of the industrial structure, government business reforms and the emergence of new technologies and businesses.
According to new data from Hays, 70% of employers in China are concerned they don’t have the right talent to achieve current business objectives.
The data from Hays also shows that 53% of employers in China believe skills shortages have the potential to hamper efficient business operations this year. A further 44% expect shortages to have some impact on business operations.
“When the efficiency of a business is threatened, planning your business strategy and… Read more
Nearly 80% of white-collar workers were taking action to seek new jobs in the spring of 2017, according to a report from Zhaopin Limited, a Chinese career platform.
The report shows that, of the nearly 80% of white-collar workers who are planning to change jobs, 11.7% were in the process of quitting, and 65.3% were looking for new opportunities with updated resumes. The other 18.6% of white collar workers indicated intentions to switch jobs. Meanwhile,… Read more
People First director, Katie, recently attended the Recruitment Agency Expo, organised by Bluewater Events Ltd. Billed as “the recruitment agency event of the year”, the exhibition took place at the prestigious Olympia Exhibition and Conference Centre located in West London.
The Recruitment Agency Expo is a trade event that is dedicated entirely to the recruitment industry. Thousands of recruitment professionals attended the event, which offered the opportunity to speak to recruitment-specific suppliers, to gather… Read more
On the 21st February, People First Team China director, Ian, attended a Chinese Fujian Tea Ceremony. A delegation of representatives from tea producers in Fujian, the home of tea, visited London's institute of directors to promote the UK China business leaders tea forum and the fujian tea culture promotion centre.
The event included speeches from Lord Davidson, front bench treasury spokesman at the House of Lords, Zhang Bin from the Chinese Embassy and Huang Qiyu,… Read more