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According to new data from Hays, 70% of employers in China are concerned they don’t have the right talent to achieve current business objectives.
The data from Hays also shows that 53% of employers in China believe skills shortages have the potential to hamper efficient business operations this year. A further 44% expect shortages to have some impact on business operations.
“When the efficiency of a business is threatened, planning your business strategy and… Read more
Nearly 80% of white-collar workers were taking action to seek new jobs in the spring of 2017, according to a report from Zhaopin Limited, a Chinese career platform.
The report shows that, of the nearly 80% of white-collar workers who are planning to change jobs, 11.7% were in the process of quitting, and 65.3% were looking for new opportunities with updated resumes. The other 18.6% of white collar workers indicated intentions to switch jobs. Meanwhile,… Read more
People First director, Katie, recently attended the Recruitment Agency Expo, organised by Bluewater Events Ltd. Billed as “the recruitment agency event of the year”, the exhibition took place at the prestigious Olympia Exhibition and Conference Centre located in West London.
The Recruitment Agency Expo is a trade event that is dedicated entirely to the recruitment industry. Thousands of recruitment professionals attended the event, which offered the opportunity to speak to recruitment-specific suppliers, to gather… Read more
On the 21st February, People First Team China director, Ian, attended a Chinese Fujian Tea Ceremony. A delegation of representatives from tea producers in Fujian, the home of tea, visited London's institute of directors to promote the UK China business leaders tea forum and the fujian tea culture promotion centre.
The event included speeches from Lord Davidson, front bench treasury spokesman at the House of Lords, Zhang Bin from the Chinese Embassy and Huang Qiyu,… Read more
Companies in developed markets are increasingly nearshoring production as the labour cost advantages of manufacturing in places such as China have eroded, according to a new report.
Alix Partners’ report Homeward Bound said businesses in the US and Western Europe were facing a new challenge as they move production facilities closer to their main bases of consumption.
The difficulty is that not all local labour markets can meet rising demand, which means the onus increasingly… Read more
Olga uses her charity day to recruit for London 2017 Athletics events- the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships, happening this summer.
People First offers its employees a paid day off to undertake voluntary work of their choice. Olga decided to put her excellent recruitment skills to use by meeting and assessing a high volume of prospective volunteers for Runner positions for both events. Olga commented afterwards, “It has been a great… Read more
Despite Brexit plans, business remained buoyant in 2016 and we planned for future expansion! Here is an overview of what happened at People First in 2016.
We continued to settle into our spacious new offices in Ironmonger Lane in the City and we relocated our Staines offices to Old Bridge House in May.
Team China expanded in 2017:-
ZW HR Consulting, a Chinese mid-senior level staffing solutions and talent management services provider has published a report on employees’ most desirable employee benefits in China which found that the majority of HR professionals stated that their employees would prefer health and insurance benefits, followed closely by flexible working arrangements and increased annual leave.
The survey findings have been drawn from the views of HR professionals from more than 1,500 organizations in China.
ZW… Read more
The wallets of Japan’s workers ended up a bit fatter last year, with total earnings rising the most since 2010.
Total pay rose 0.5 percent from the previous year to an average ¥3.78 million ($33,673), while the number of hours worked dropped. Regular workers saw an increase in pay, while part-timers, who are an increasingly large sector of the workforce, saw their income decline 0.1 percent.
The rise provided some good news for… Read more
Japan should tap the potential of young workers and encourage more people in their 30s and 40s to become chief executive officers, as part of a reform to revitalize the economy toward 2030, a government task force said Wednesday.
Amid the graying of its society, Japan also needs to step up support for people with dementia and work to eradicate car accidents involving the elderly by making use of an automatic braking and… Read more