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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

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

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Office Support

Office Support

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News

Japan – Businesses hiring graduates - 07/06/2017

 

Companies in Japan are hiring more fresh college graduates this year amid a labour shortage in the country, according to survey data from job site Disco.

The survey data, which polled more than 1,200 students, showed that 63.4% of surveyed students said they received offers on 1 June, the first day of official recruitment season. This was an increase of 8.5% compared to the previous year.

Japan’s latest unemployment rate in April reached its… Read more

UK – Demand for staff reaches 21-month high in May - 06/06/2017

Permanent staff placements and temp billings increased in May in the UK while demand for staff reached a 21-month peak, according to the most recent Markit/REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) Report on Jobs.

The Report on Jobs also showed that the availability of staff to fill vacancies continued to decline during May. While the number of candidates for permanent roles dropped at the fastest pace since August 2015, the deterioration in temporary candidate availability softened… Read more

Japan – Unemployment rate reaches lowest levels since 1994 - 06/06/2017

Japan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 2.8% in April, unchanged from the previous three months and the lowest level since 1994, according to data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio came in at 1.48 in April, up from 1.45 in March. This was the highest since 1974.

The number of employed persons in April 2017 was 65.00 million, an increase of 1.2% from the previous year. The number… Read more

People First Team Japan co-hosts seminar - 31/05/2017

 

 

On the 23rd May, People First invited a number of Japanese business guests to attend a seminar at the prestigious offices of London & Partners.  The response was very positive and a total of 26 delegates from a variety of Japanese businesses across London attended the event. 

 

The main speaker  was Mr Ryo Fujimoto, an expert in management accounting with Fuji Accounting Office.  Mr Fujimoto gave an over view about accounting related career and how… Read more

Which language would ease our way in the post-Brexit world? - 25/05/2017

 

We Brits are pretty settled in our role as monoglots. Our default tactic of “speak English slowly and loudly so others can understand you” served us well enough – and then Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European commission, put the boot in by claiming recently that “English is losing importance.”

Is this really the case? Experts are divided.

How to learn a foreign language on a budget

You don’t need expensive lessons to start… Read more

UK –permanent vacancies remain steady - 25/05/2017

 

Professional recruitment firms in the UK reported that demand for contractors decreased by 12% in April, year-on-year, while overall vacancy numbers for permanent roles increased by 0.3% in the same period, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.

APSCo’s data, which focuses on professional recruitment, shows notable variations between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. The data showed that skills shortages are plaguing some… Read more

UK firms plan to hire more temps - 24/05/2017

 

UK firms are becoming increasingly reliant on temporary workers, according to the latest data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Research from the REC’s latest JobsOutlook survey, published today, shows 89% of UK employers plan to increase or maintain temporary headcount in the next quarter, up from 80% in March’s survey.

The survey also shows a third of respondents report having no spare workforce capacity within their organisation, while nearly half (46%) anticipate… Read more

Japan –firms plan to buy robots - 23/05/2017

Mid-sized companies in Japan are planning to buy robots and other automation equipment in order to combat a growing labour shortage, according to survey data from the Bank of Japan published in Reuters. Mid-sized businesses with share capital of JPY 100 million to JPY 1 billion (USD 0.9 million to 9 million) plan to boost investment by 17.5% this year with an increasing amount of investment dedicated to becoming more efficient. The robots will help… Read more

China – Women in the workplace less keen to have children - 16/05/2017

Working women in China are increasingly reluctant to have children according to survey data from Chinese career platform Zhaopin.

The data found that women in the workplace were less keen to have children because of work pressure and rising expenses. More than 40,200 people participated in this survey this year.

For working women with no children, 40.1% were reluctant to have children, almost double the 20.48% figure for last year. For women who already have… Read more

REVEALED: The Most Common Foreign Languages Spoken in Premier League Dressing Rooms - 15/05/2017

English is by far and away the most commonly spoken 'first language' among Premier League players. Despite the steady influx of foreign imports over the last 25 years, you'd be incredibly surprised if it wasn't the native tongue of the majority of individuals in England's top flight.

254 current Premier League players speak English as a first language - those who were born and raised in Britain and Ireland, or who hail from countries such… Read more

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