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People First

People First

Multisector recruiter providing a personal level of service across a wide range of sectors.

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Team China

Team China

Specialist recruiters for Chinese speakers, and recruitment solutions for Chinese businesses.

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Team Japan

Team Japan

Specialist recruiters for Japanese speakers, and recruitment solutions for Japanese businesses.

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Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Leading recruiter for permanent, interim and temporary roles in Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics

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Multilingual

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Specialist recruiters for language speakers, and recruitment solutions for international businesses.

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Office Support

Office Support

Your local recruiter for office jobs with local knowledge and high levels of personal service.

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News

JAPAN – MOST FIRMS DO NOT PLAN TO ALLOW SIDE JOBS (JAPAN TIMES) - 20/09/2018

Approximately 75% of companies in Japan have no plans to allow their employees to have side jobs, reportsJapan Times citing survey data from the Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training. Meanwhile, 11.2% of companies said they allowed such practices and 8.4% said they would consider it. Of the companies with no intention of permitting side jobs, 82.7% voiced concerns about overworking and 45.3% cited difficulties in grasping and managing employees’ work hours. On the workers’… Read more

PF's Bake Off-the second round! - 20/09/2018

We did the second round Baked Off today, the winner is going to the final in next month!

 


 

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Job candidates pinpoint their BIGGEST hiring gripe - 20/09/2018

Cancelling or postponing interviews is one of the biggest frustrations for Brits during the interview process, according to research from Glassdoor released today.

The survey found that more than two in five (44%) UK workers or job seekers say that this would be among their biggest frustrations during the job interview process, with an equal number saying it is companies not giving them enough information about the job responsibilities.

Ranking third, 43% said that recruiters… Read more

UK – MORE THAN HALF OF BUSINESSES UNSURE ABOUT POST-BREXIT RECRUITMENT PLANS - 11/09/2018

Over half of UK businesses believe they don't have enough information to start making decisions about their post-Brexit recruitment strategy, according to a ‘Brexit Tracker’ which is part of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and The Adecco Group’s Labour Market Outlook Summer 2018 report.

The tracker also showed that 44% of businesses are not undertaking any action related to their workforce yet. 

The Adecco Group and the CIPD said it has previously… Read more

UNEMPLOYMENT LOW BUT JOB CREATION ‘PONDEROUS’ - 11/09/2018

The UK’s unemployment rate has remained at its lowest level for more than four decades, according to official data.

Data from the Office for National Statistics, released this morning, reveals in the quarter to July unemployment dropped by 55,000 to 1.36m, while the number of people in work rose by 3,000, taking total employment to 32.397m. Wages, meanwhile, grew by 2.9% above the current 2.4% inflation rate.

However, commenting on the figures, Pawel Adrjan, UK… Read more

Recruiter heavyweights offer advice on A-level results day - 16/08/2018

 

 

As students across the country find out whether they’ve achieved the A-level grades needed to make the leap into University education or employment, questions have been raised regards whether traditional routes into work are actually the best.

Top A level grades, and then top degrees, are generally considered to be the best route into a professional job.

However, Lorna Davidson, Founder and CEO of recruitment specialist, RedWigWam, argues that other factors are important… Read more

EU nationals working in the UK plummets by 86,000 - 15/08/2018

The number of EU nationals working in the UK has hit a record low, with 86,000 fewer EU workers in the second quarter of 2018 than in the same period in 2017.

On Tuesday, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its monthly overview of the UK’s jobs market, showing the largest ever drop in the number of EU nationals filling UK roles.

In a statement, Senior Statistician Matt Hughes, says that there has been… Read more

UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS TO 43-YEAR LOW, BUT EU NATIONAL NUMBERS ALSO DOWN - 15/08/2018

UK unemployment has fallen to levels not seen for 40 years, according to official figures.

 

The figures from the Office for National Statistics, released this morning, reveal unemployment fell by 65,000 to 1.36m in the quarter to June. This meant 75.6% of people aged 16-64 were in work – up from 75.1% at the same time in the previous year.

Meanwhile, there were 2.28m EU nationals working in the UK, down 86,000 on the… Read more

London is crowned most popular city in the world for work - 06/08/2018

 

London has been crowned as the most desirable city in the world for work, according to a new study.

The capital beat New York and Berlin to become the number one city that people would like to move to for work.

However, the UK as a whole has fallen behind as a desirable destination for overseas workers following the Brexit vote.

The study was conducted by Total Jobs and Boston Consulting Group and surveyed almost… Read more

UK – JOB VACANCIES UP IN Q2 2018 AS BUSINESS REMAIN CONFIDENT IN HIRING - 23/07/2018

UK – JOB VACANCIES UP IN Q2 2018 AS BUSINESS REMAIN CONFIDENT IN HIRING

Businesses across the UK have remained confident in their hiring efforts over the last 12 months, with job vacancies rising by 11.6% in Q2 2018 when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest job market data from CV-Library.

The data found that businesses have remained resilient in the past year, despite ongoing economic uncertainty. Q2 2018 saw… Read more

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