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People First

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

Team China

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

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Team Japan

Team Japan

Team Japan

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

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Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Supply Chain

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

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Multilingual

Multilingual

Multilingual

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

China – Staffing firms seeing robust growth (China Daily) - 22/08/2017

International staffing firms have seen robust growth in the past few years according to the China Daily as Chinese companies have stepped up their search for international talent as they grow into multinational brands and expand overseas operations. The trend is also being fuelled by a raft of government manpower policies encouraging businesses to dip into the global market.

The report cited Spring Professional as an example of a company with annual revenue in China… Read more

Welcome for Brexit customs plan - 21/08/2017

UK government proposals for a temporary customs union to smooth the Brexit transition have received a cautious welcome from industry.

The Freight Transport Association described it as a “step in the right direction” but it warned that some careful negotiation would still be needed to ensure that British businesses are able to trade freely and easily post-Brexit.

The UK government is proposing a temporary customs union after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.… Read more

UK – Flexible working should be offered for all jobs, according to equality watchdog - 21/08/2017

Every job should be advertised as open to flexible working, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The equality watchdog adds recommends a shake up of working culture and practices in order to reduce pay gaps. They added that greater support should be given to fathers to play more of a role in child care. The commission outlined a strategy to reduce pay gaps in the UK and they are making six recommendations that… Read more

How Much do the Top Earners Make in the UK? - 15/08/2017

In its latest study, Emolument.com analysed 52,000 salaries from London professionals London to find out how much top earners* in each industry can expect to bring in. Results show that finance is the obvious path for those willing to ensure a high income, while some industries which offer top salaries to their junior employees are not as competitive when it comes to bigger pay packages.

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What Employees Expect in 2017 - 15/08/2017

Reports show that by 2020 millennials will make up a third of the global workforce. Instant Offices take a look in to what members of this digital generation really look for in a career..

The ManpowerGroup, whose job is to find work for 3.4 million people, about half of whom are millennials, surveyed the careers and working environments of 19,000 millennials to find out. The report aimed to find out how different they are from the rest of… Read more

Market Rising - 09/08/2017

 

Report on Jobs continues to show growth

The Markit/REC Report on Jobs for July has indicated that permanent placements increased to the greatest extent in 27 months. At the same time, growth in temp billings improved to a near two-and-a-half year high.

Recruitment agencies signalled a sustained and marked increase in demand for staff. Furthermore, overall demand for staff rose at its joint-strongest pace for 23 months (on par with May 2017). The availability… Read more

REC: Staff shortages are pushing up pay & Brexit is to blame - 09/08/2017

 

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UK recruiters are finding it increasingly difficult to source and place staff, with employers pumping in cash to recruit amidst a backdrop of depleting talent.

According to the Markit report for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Brexit was a contributing factor slowing down the number of applicants, with uncertainty driving EU nationals away from the UK.

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Is it Time for HR to Change its Attitude Towards its Temporary Workforce? - 09/08/2017

 

As the skills shortage preoccupies HR, employers are increasingly relying on temporary agency workers to fill the gaps in their organisations.

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) most recent JobsOutlook found that 87% of businesses intend to maintain or increase their use of temporary staff in the next three months amid anticipation of an ongoing candidate shortage.

Traditionally, agency workers have been seen as a short-term solution to resolve seasonal or short-term gaps in… Read more

Upskill and diversify: Strategies for overcoming recruitment challenges - 27/07/2017

Now it is time to take a look at the number and depth of recruitment difficulties being experienced by organisations and the strategies that they are adopting to overcome these. In a future article, we will focus in on what organisations can do to develop and upskill existing employees.

Depth of difficulty

Recruitment difficulties remain substantial for organisations, with three-quarters experiencing them in the last year. Such difficulties are consistently high across sectors.

When it… Read more

Employment Law Update from Evans Employment - 19/07/2017

Newsletter

June/July 2017

Welcome

As I go to press we are digesting the outcome of the Taylor Report on the status and rights of UK workers. The Report is wide ranging but, as you would expect, I will focus on those elements which suggest potential changes to the law.
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