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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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Specialist recruiters for Chinese speakers, and recruitment solutions for Chinese businesses.

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REC: Staff shortages are pushing up pay & Brexit is to blame - 09/08/2017

 

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UK recruiters are finding it increasingly difficult to source and place staff, with employers pumping in cash to recruit amidst a backdrop of depleting talent.

According to the Markit report for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), Brexit was a contributing factor slowing down the number of applicants, with uncertainty driving EU nationals away from the UK.

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Is it Time for HR to Change its Attitude Towards its Temporary Workforce? - 09/08/2017

 

As the skills shortage preoccupies HR, employers are increasingly relying on temporary agency workers to fill the gaps in their organisations.

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) most recent JobsOutlook found that 87% of businesses intend to maintain or increase their use of temporary staff in the next three months amid anticipation of an ongoing candidate shortage.

Traditionally, agency workers have been seen as a short-term solution to resolve seasonal or short-term gaps in… Read more

Upskill and diversify: Strategies for overcoming recruitment challenges - 27/07/2017

Now it is time to take a look at the number and depth of recruitment difficulties being experienced by organisations and the strategies that they are adopting to overcome these. In a future article, we will focus in on what organisations can do to develop and upskill existing employees.

Depth of difficulty

Recruitment difficulties remain substantial for organisations, with three-quarters experiencing them in the last year. Such difficulties are consistently high across sectors.

When it… Read more

Employment Law Update from Evans Employment - 19/07/2017

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June/July 2017

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As I go to press we are digesting the outcome of the Taylor Report on the status and rights of UK workers. The Report is wide ranging but, as you would expect, I will focus on those elements which suggest potential changes to the law.
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UK – Temporary employee figures decrease, unemployment at lowest level since 1975 - 19/07/2017

The number of temporary employees in the UK fell by 2.1% to a total of 1.58 million in the three-month period from March 2017 to May 2017 when compared to the same period a year ago, according to seasonally adjusted figures by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Estimates from the ONS Labour Force Survey show that there were 32.0 million people in work for the three-period to May 2017, an increase of 324,000 compared… Read more

People First attends US/UK Fintech Conference - 19/07/2017

Yesterday, People First Sales Director, Ian Ward, attended London - Chicago: Meet the Mayors and Explore Our Innovation Ecosystems, an event hosted by the Mayors of London and Chicago, aimed at developing links between these two global cities.

The event, held at We Work, Moorgate, was organised by London & Partners and World Business Chicago and featured panel discussions involving high profile figures, many from rapidly expanding start ups, as well as a ‘fireside chat’… Read more

JobsOutlook: Employers look to temps to fill vacancies - 19/07/2017

 
Employers relying on temps to fill vacancies amid skill shortage
 
 
Organisations across all sectors want to recruit for permanent roles, with almost one in five employers (19 per cent) actively looking to increase their headcount in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook.

 

 
With 45 per cent of employers expecting to face a shortage of suitable candidates over the next year, the report suggests that businesses may… Read more

The People First team gives Olga a good send off, before she embarks on her new career in HR and after 5 years at PF! - 19/07/2017

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UK unemployment rate falls to record low - 12/07/2017

Figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal UK unemployment fell by 64,000 to 1.49m in the quarter to May, with the unemployment rate falling by 0.2% to 4.5%, the lowest rate since records began in 1975.

Meanwhile, the UK’s employment rate rose by 0.3% on the quarter to a record high of 74.9%.

Commenting on the figures, careers site totaljobs’ HR director David Clift said the latest fall in the unemployment rate shows just… Read more

Japan – Job-hopping on the rise due to labour shortage (Reuters) - 07/07/2017

 

Japan's labour shortage has pushed job-hopping to its highest since the global financial crisis, reports Reuters. The number of job-hoppers rose for the seventh straight year to 3.06 million in 2016, the highest since 2009, accounting for 4.8% of the labour market. The trend of job-hopping is being led by mid-career workers as companies are said to be seeking experienced managers and engineers and offering higher pay. Enhancing labour mobility is expected to help… Read more

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