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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

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

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 – DEMAND FOR LABOUR STUMBLES IN FOURTH QUARTER WHILE NUMBER OF JOBSEEKERS RISES - 30/01/2019

 

Jobseekers in China were facing more pressure in 2018 than in 2017. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the demand for labour dropped 12% year-over-year, while the number of job seekers rose 8%, according to a report from career platform Zhaopin and the China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) at Renmin University of China.

The CIER Employment Index Report for Q4 showed a CIER index of 2.38. This meant there were 2.38 job vacancies… Read more

UK – DEMAND FOR PROFESSIONALS FALLS IN DECEMBER AMID BREXIT UNCERTAINTY - 30/01/2019

Professional recruitment firms in the UK reported that demand for permanent talent fell by 3% year-on-year in December 2018, while vacancies for contingent workers decreased by 5% over the same period, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).  

Despite this overall decline in demand, APSCo’s data does reveal pockets of positivity, most notably within the financial services sector, where vacancies for contingent workers rose by 13%.

This boom in… Read more

UK – NUMBER OF TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES FALLS 2.5% OVER YEAR - 23/01/2019

The number of temporary employees in the UK decreased by 2.55% year over the year to a total of 1.53 million in the three months ended November 2018, according to data released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The number of temporary employees as a percentage of total employment was 5.5%., down from 5.7% in the same period a year ago.

The ONS figures relate to all temporary workers, not just temporary agency… Read more

Unemployment rate falls to 4.0% - 22/01/2019

Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between June to August 2018 and September to November 2018, the number of people in work increased, the number of unemployed people was little changed and the number of people aged from 16 to 64 years not working and not seeking nor available to work (economically inactive) decreased.

 

There were an estimated 32.53m people in work, 141,000 more than for June to August 2018 and 328,000… Read more

CHINA – GOVERNMENT TO ROLL OUT MEASURES TO MAINTAIN STABLE EMPLOYMENT - 16/01/2019

The Chinese government will roll out a series of measures to maintain stable employment this year, reports Reutersciting 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

CHINA – WINTER SEASON SEES BIGGEST COMPETITION FOR JOBS, ZHAOPIN FINDS - 09/01/2019

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

UK – NEW PLAN FOR POST-BREXIT, SKILLS-BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM; £30,000 MINIMUM SALARY - 21/12/2018

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

UK – GROWTH IN PERM HIRING WILL OUTPACE GROWTH IN TEMPORARY POSITIONS - 19/12/2018

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

Rogue recruiters leave garment workers vulnerable - 18/12/2018

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 Bake Off 2018 Final! - 13/12/2018

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!

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