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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

Multilingual

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

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Office Support

Office Support

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Revealed – the hardest languages to learn - 07/12/2017

Japanese is one of the hardest languages to learn if you're a native English speaker. Ryo Matsubara/Flickr

·         Based on their experience training US diplomats, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) divided all the languages they teach into four distinct categories.

·         The higher the category, the "harder" the language is to learn for a native English speaker.

·         Category I languages such as Spanish and Portuguese are among the… Read more

UK – PRIVATE SECTOR GROWTH RISES 6% - 05/12/2017

UK private sector growth increased 6% in the three months to November, year-on-year, according to the latest Growth Indicator from the Confederation of British Industry.

CBI stated that the composite measure, which is based on 676 respondents across the distribution, manufacturing and service sectors, showed the balance of firms reporting a rise in output at +6%, compared with +11% in the three months to October 2017. CBI added that the slowdown in growth confounded expectations.

Further data… Read more

EUROPE – EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSES PLAN TO FOR CLOSE GENDER PAY GAP (REUTERS) - 21/11/2017

The European Commission has proposed a two-year plan that aims to close the gender pay gap, reports Reuters.The plan comes after the Commission reported women in the EU earn 16.3% less per hour on average than their male counterparts, and this figure had not decreased in the past five years. The plan sets out eight recommendations for EU countries to ensure women are treated equally in the workplace. The proposal includes setting minimum sanctions for companies that do… Read more

Mandarin and Arabic key languages needed to make Brexit a success says report - 14/11/2017

Foreign languages will be of key importance to the UK’s future prosperity after Brexit, the British Council has warned (John Stillwell/PA)

Mandarin and Arabic will be of key importance to the UK’s future prosperity after Brexit, according to a new report.

The nation will need the two languages, as well as European tongues including Spanish, French and German, in order to be “a major international trading partner beyond Europe”,… Read more

UK – PAY GROWTH OUTLOOK IMPROVES TO 2% - 14/11/2017

According to the latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook report from the CIPD (Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development) and Adecco, median basic pay expectations in the 12 months to September 2018 are 2%, up from 1% in the previous quarter.

The report, which surveyed more than 2,000 UK employers, also showed that 24% of employers in the private sector say they are under some or significant pressure to raise wages from the majority of their… Read more

JAPAN – MORE THAN HALF OF UNIVERSITY SENIORS REJECT JOB OFFERS (KYODO NEWS) - 14/11/2017

Approximately 65% of university seniors in Japan have turned down one or more job offers as of October amid the country’s labour shortage, reports Kyodo with survey data from Recruit Career Co. The survey, which polled 1,529 seniors, showed that 92.1% of them had received one or more job offers as of 1 October before their graduation next March, up 1.5% from last year. However, 65% of those rejected one more job offers, which was an increase… Read more

People First in National Recruitment Awards – 1 month to go!!! - 08/11/2017

 

People First has been shortlisted in the 2017 national REC Recruitment Awards in 2 categories: Best Company to Work For and Best Manager of the Year (Ian Ward). We’re counting down and keeping everything crossed!!

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CHINA – LABOUR MARKET CONTINUES TO SHOW IMPROVEMENT IN THIRD QUARTER - 08/11/2017

The labour market in China showed continued improvement in the third quarter, driven by steady growth in the economy, according to the latest CIER Employment Index Report for the third quarter. The report is published by Zhaopin Limited, a Chinese career platform, and the China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) at Renmin University.

The CIER index for the labour market rose to 2.43 in the third quarter of 2017, up from 2.26 in the second… Read more

UK – Permanent placements increase at softest pace in six months - 08/11/2017

Growth in permanent staff placements remained at a high level in October 2017, despite the rate of increase edging down to a six-month low, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the IHS Markit and Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

The data also showed that temp billings rose at the softest pace since April, though growth remained above the survey average.

Meanwhile, staff vacancies rose sharply for permanent and temporary roles during October. This was… Read more

UK – Men have a more positive outlook on workplace automation than women do - 08/11/2017

More than a third, or 39%, of male workers feel AI and automation will make them better at tackling day-to-day tasks, in contrast to less than a quarter of female workers (24%), according to a report from by TalkTalk Business with research conducted by YouGov.

The report, Workforces 2025, also shows that 28% of male workers in comparison to 19% of female workers think automation will help improve their attention to detail and reduce errors. Meanwhile 33% of men think the… Read more

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