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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

Office Support

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

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News

Solving the global labour famine - 18/10/2017

The supply chain is experiencing a rather severe labour deficit – and it doesn’t look like it’s about to recover any time soon. In fact, according to The World Bank, the global problem is going either to remain the same, or in the worst-case scenario, deteriorate even further over the next five years.

Fixing the problem isn’t going to be simple, partly because it manifests itself in different ways based on industry or country. For… Read more

Global labour shortage could worsen - 18/10/2017

The shortage of logistics-related labour is a global problem that will either remain the same or worsen over the next five years, according to a new survey by The World Bank, which calls for a major expansion of training and skills development initiatives in developing countries.

The new study, authored by Prof Alan McKinnon, Christoph Flöthmann, Kai Hoberg, and Christina Busch, which combines a new survey and the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index Survey (2015/2016),… Read more

London Named World’s Most Attractive City for Sixth Consecutive Year - 18/10/2017

London has been named the world’s most attractive city in the Global Power City Index(GPCI) 2017, published today by The Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies, a research institute established by Mori Building, a leading urban developer in Tokyo.

The GPCI 2017 ranked London as number one for the sixth year in a row, highlighting its strong cultural offering, excellent culinary experience and accessibility. The report… Read more

Japan – Government seeks to stop tech ‘brain drain’ - 17/10/2017

Nikkei Asian Review reported more than 1,000 of Japan’s technical experts left over about four decades to join companies in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and other Asian rivals, raising concerns for the country's competitive edge in cutting-edge technology. The government is seeking a way to stop the drain.

Source: www.staffingindustry.com

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Team Japan recruits for Sake Expo Food Show - 10/10/2017

Last week, Team Japan recruited 10 Japanese speakers to support the Sake Expo Food Show, a major event showcasing Japanese food and drink, organised by JFC. People First’s recruits helped to promote a range of products and to offer an excellent service to everybody at the event.  Over 40 clients attended the event, which offered the opportunity to taste some of the best sakes in Japan. This was the… Read more

Team Japan attends careers event for Japanese speaking graduates (JETs) - 10/10/2017

 

People First’s Team Japan consultants attended a careers forum, hosted by the JETAA (Japan Exchange and Teaching Association Alumni) at Asia House, London. JETAA is an organisation created to support UK graduates who spend time living and working in Japan as part of the JET Programme, run by the British Council and the Japanese government’s education department.  Participants typically spend 1-3 years teaching in Japanese school then return to the UK, having gained both… Read more

People First makes the REC’s National IRP awards shortlist – twice! - 03/10/2017

Our very own guru, Ian Ward, has been shortlisted in the REC’s National IRP individual awards as Business Manager of the Year!  We know he’s simply the best, better than all the rest (!), so hopefully the judges will think so, too.  Well done, Ian!!!

 We have also been shortlisted for the Best Company to Work for up to 20 people (again)!

 We’re keeping everything crossed – roll on December when the winners are revealed!

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Closing the language skills gap that hinders business - 26/09/2017

Many of today’s businesses continue to expand and operate on a global scale. Companies interact with suppliers all around the world, trading and shipping internationally, and selling to customers across continents.

To operate on this level, companies need strong customer and supplier relationships that span many languages. Building and maintaining these powerful relationships requires efficient communication, but many organisations have employees that still lack the language skills needed to bridge communication, which is hindering cross-border… Read more

5,000 more customs staff needed after Brexit - 21/09/2017

 

HMRC head Jon Thompson has told MPs that it could take up to 5,000 extra staff to handle the additional customs and border checks following Brexit. – just a month after the government set out its proposals for a future customs relationship with the EU. Good news for logistics specialists!

Thompson warned the House of Commons Treasury Committee that the new arrangements could cost £800m and take seven years to implement.

MPs were also… Read more

UK – Employer confidence in economy falls, but hiring confidence remains positive - 20/09/2017

 

Employer confidence in the UK economy has dropped to the lowest level since the EU referendum, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

The survey of 600 employers also showed that 33% of employers believe that economic conditions are getting worse, while 26% think economic conditions are improving. The net balance fell further into negative territory, from -3 last month to -7 in September.

The smallest UK employers… Read more

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