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The Chinese government will roll out a series of measures to maintain stable employment this year, reports Reuters, citing Chinese news agency Xinhua and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The Chinese government stated that to ensure continued employment, it will reduce the burden on companies.
The Ministry stated that research on plans to cut their social insurance premium rate would be accelerated while the Ministry was quoted as saying enterprises with fewer or zero… Read more
The last quarter of 2018 saw an increase in the number of positions posted by companies in China and the number of CVs that companies received for job postings when compared to the previous three quarters, according to data from Chinese career platform Zhaopin published in ECNS.
The report, based on a survey conducted in 37 cities nationwide, stated that during the last quarter of 2018, an average of 32 candidates competed for one job, which… Read more
Plans for a new post-Brexit, skills-based immigration system were outlined on Monday by the UK’s Home Office in a white paper report.
For skilled workers, the plans call for removing an annual cap on the number of work visas issued and ending requirements for labour market tests by employers wanting to sponsor a worker. However, they recommend a minimum salary of £30,000 for skilled workers.
For unskilled workers, the plans call for a transitional program that… Read more
Growth in permanent positions will outpace growth in temporary positions for the sixth year in a row, according to the “Employment Trends Survey 2018” released on Monday by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and recruitment firm Pertemps.
It found 42% of UK firms expect to increase recruitment for permanent roles over the next 12 months, and only 14% plan to decrease permanent recruiting for a net increase of 28%.
When it comes to temporary… Read more
A report has warned that exploitation in fashion supply chains starts as early as the recruitment process, but Adidas is praised for its approach to tackling forced labour.
The report by non-profit KnowTheChain said many brands fell short in disclosing their supply chain recruitment processes, leaving workers vulnerable to exploitation.
Audits showed that some recruitment agencies were charging workers exorbitant fees for securing them jobs. In many cases, the agencies then withheld workers’ passports until the fee… Read more
Our winner for Bake Off 2018 is Luna! Luna was surprised to find her pink fruit and cream cake was crowned for this year, because she hasn't much experience in baking. Well done and congratulations Luna!
On the 12th December People First employees joined together for a Christmas celebration at The Don Restaurant. Based in the very heart of the City of London The Don is a unique family of award-winning wine bars and Restaurants. We had a wonderful evening, enjoying delicious food and wine and excellent company! We joined in a fun quiz, devised by sales director, Ian, exchanged Secret Santa presents and also announced the winner of the People… Read more
The number of temporary employees in the UK fell 4.7% year over the year to a total of 1.5 million in the three months ended October, according to data released Tuesday by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The number of temporary employees as a percentage of total employment was 5.5%., down from 5.9% in the same period a year ago.
The ONS figures relate to all temporary workers, not just temporary agency workers.
Compared… Read more
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Japan are failing to meet disability employment rate quotas, according to a study from Japan-based recruitment and job information provider En-Japan Inc.
The study found that 60% of SMEs have not met their quotas for mandatory employment of people with disabilities.
As of April 2018, Japanese law requires private-sector firms to meet a quota of 2.2% for employees with disabilities. Prior to this, the quota was 2.0%.
En-Japan’s study,… Read more
China’s services sector grew at its quickest pace in five months in November, reports Reuters. The growth was attributed to an uptick in new orders, however the outlook for businesses over the next year worsened for the third month. The Caixin/Markit services purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rose to 53.8 in November from 50.8 in October, well above the 50.0 mark, which represents an expansion. This month’s rebound off the 13-month low in October suggests pockets of strength… Read more