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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

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

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News

UK – PERMANENT PLACEMENTS REACH SIX-MONTH HIGH - 08/02/2018

 

Permanent staff placements in January expanded at its steepest since July 2017, according to the latest Report on Jobs published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and IHS Markit.

The report showed a sharp increase in the number of people placed into permanent roles in January. Furthermore, permanent placements have now risen in each month for the past year-and-a-half. The growth was widely linked to firmer demand for staff.

When broken down by region,… Read more

Starting salaries rise for fastest time in 2.5 years - 08/02/2018

 

Starting salaries have hit a 31-month high amid growing candidate shortages.

The findings from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation found that starting salaries for permanent candidates increased at the fastest pace for over two-and-a-half years at the start of 2018.

In contrast, growth in temp pay and growth in temp billings softened to a ten-month low.

Despite this, overall demand for staff continued to rise sharply during January, for both permanent and temporary staff vacancies.

This demand was strongest… Read more

Poor managers could drive talented staff away from logistics - 07/02/2018

 

 

Almost four out of five (78 per cent) of employees have experienced poor management in the transport and distribution sector at least one in their career, according to research by YouGov on behalf of MHR.

The research, which surveyed more than 2,000 British employees, found that 71 per cent of employees in the sector who have experienced poor management or a poor manager have considered leaving a job and, among these, 51 per… Read more

Breaking the silence: Women feel uncomfortable negotiating worth - 07/02/2018

 

100 years ago today, (some) UK women won the right to vote. In 1918, the organised and relentless women’s suffrage movement finally received, in part, success, as women over 30 (who were occupiers of property or married to occupiers) were entitled to vote in Britain.

And one century later, whilst women have transcended many societal norms, rightly earning their place in the workplace, discrepancies still remain; in leadership, pay and equality.

Whilst recruiters are aware of hiring without bias,… Read more

Half of employers say Brexit will worsen skills gap - 07/02/2018

 

 

50% of businesses think Brexit will worsen the UK skills shortage in 2018, according to a research paper from Robert Walters, totaljobs and Jobsite.

The paper, titled ‘Solving the UK Skills Shortage’ reveals that almost two-thirds of employers (65%) believe that they will be negatively impacted by skills shortages in 2018, and one in four (23%) businesses believe Britain is not prepared to compete on a global stage due to this gap.

Chris Hickey, Robert Walters CEO – UK,… Read more

JAPAN – JOBLESS RATE FALLS IN DECEMBER - 01/02/2018

 

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Japan fell to 2.8% in December from 3.3% last year, according to figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

The number of unemployed persons in December 2017 was 1.74 million, a decrease of 190,000 or 9.8% from the previous year.

Compared to a month earlier, the unemployment rate increased from 2.7%, worsening for the first time in seven months.

Meanwhile, the number of employed persons in… Read more

Buyers helping drive sustainable supply chains - 01/02/2018

 

SME suppliers are becoming more aware of the demand for sustainable and responsibly sourced goods, an industry survey has found.

A poll conducted by HSBC found half of firms globally now recognise the demand for products that have a positive environmental and social impact, and nearly a third of firms (30%) believe becoming more sustainable will increase their financial performance over the next three years.

The number of firms recognising the commercial benefits of… Read more

Team Japan Presentation at the University of Central Lancashire - 31/01/2018

 

On the 25th January,  Team Japan’s Business Development Manager, Yoko, held a seminar for Japanese learners at the University of Central Lancashire. The presentation touched on a number of topics relating to the hiring of Japanese speakers in the UK, such as: The key skills currently sought by Japanese companies;  the major Japanese players within the UK job market;  and career opportunities for graduates with Japanese language skills.

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Revealed: The highest paid languages in finance - 25/01/2018

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Financially savvy speakers of Chinese are best placed to bag the top salary packages available in the British financial sector, according to recent research by job search engine, Adzuna.co.uk.

Conducted in January 2017, the study examined data from over 1 million live job vacancies to analyse recruiters requirements for language skills within the UK finance sector.

Chinese speakers see the highest salaries

The average salary for… Read more

First wage rises since 2015 - 25/01/2018

 

For the first time since June 2015, average UK advertised salaries have witnessed a year-on-year increase – which might help recruiters get candidates into jobs affected by the rises.

According to figures from Adzuna.co.uk, the 1.2% improvement in the year to November saw the average wagestand at £32,598.

And unsurprisingly, London was one of the cities showing the biggest improvements with regards to average salary, with advertised salaries in the capital up 2.2% from November 2016 to £39,457.

However,… Read more

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