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People First

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

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

UK – PERMANENT PLACEMENTS UP IN AUGUST, BUT DEMAND FOR TALENT SLIPS SLIGHTLY - 28/09/2018

Professional recruitment firms reported that the number of candidates securing permanent roles in August 2018 increased by 10% year-on-year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

The research found notable variations between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. While permanent placements within IT and financial services increased by 46% and 6% respectively over the 12-month period, the number of engineering professionals securing permanent roles… Read more

CHINA – GOVERNMENT TO BOOST $3.8 TRILLION DIGITAL ECONOMY TO CREATE MORE JOBS (REUTERS) - 27/09/2018

China’s government today called for further advancement in the country’s $3.8 trillion digital economy, saying sectors such as big data and artificial intelligence (AI) will become drivers of job creation, Reuters reports. “China will promote the digital transformation of traditional sectors, driving more workers to switch jobs and improve the quality of employment,” the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said. The NDRC also said the country will make further inroads into areas such as the internet… Read more

Rethink supply chains for circular economies - 26/09/2018

Buyers must “rethink their supply chains” to fit into modern circular economies, according to Brightstar.

Guy Dunkerly, supply chain director at Brightstar, a mobile phone distribution and leasing company, said businesses must adopt a culture of reusing raw materials and products by embracing artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

Speaking at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in London, Dunkerly said it was vital to recycle products for “good, altruistic reasons” as well as for profit, as there was… Read more

Unilever tops Gartner European supply chain ranking - 26/09/2018

Unilever has again topped the Gartner top 15 European supply chains.

Inditex takes second place, followed by Nestlé, H&M and Schneider Electric.

Gartner said there were three key supply chain trends common to the leaders:

•   Use of robotic automation, sensor-based monitoring, augmented reality and artificial intelligence in factories, warehouses and back offices.

•   A focus on “total customer experience” by better understanding customers’ use of products, predicting future demand and responding to issues before… Read more

Supply Chain Survey - Brexit customs delays could bankrupt one in 10 firms - 26/09/2018

Customs delays of just half an hour could cause one in 10 businesses to go bankrupt, a survey of supply chain managers has found.

A CIPS survey of 1,310 EU and UK-based supply chain managers found 10% of firms believed their businesses would likely go bankrupt if goods were delayed at the border by between 10-30min. This increased to 14% for delays of 1-3hr, and 15% for 12-24hr.

John Glen, CIPS economist, said even small delays… Read more

Is Twitter's 'single tweet' hiring the future of recruitment? - 25/09/2018

Over the years, many have predicted the death of one of the recruitment industry’s central pillars: the CV. Currently, it’s still alive though.

However, that might all change if others start to follow Twitter’s newest take on recruiting. The social media giant is inviting people to apply for intern positions at the firm by using a single tweet instead of a traditional paper-based work history.

For a generation who are au fait with gifs, polls… Read more

Gender quotas: 'Special treatment' or progressive push? - 25/09/2018

In the aftermath of gender pay gap reporting, several firms have turned their focus toward improving representation of women. In particular, getting women into senior roles in their organisations.

With the data finding that the average median pay gap stands at 9.7%, many firms found one reason for the disparity was the imbalance between men and women in senior roles. Men were far more likely to have higher paid roles, with on average, companies’ highest… Read more

UK – MOST EMPLOYEES BELIEVE LOOKS AFFECT YOUR CAREER PROSPECTS - 25/09/2018

New research from job board CV-Library found that 70% of British employees believe the way someone looks can affect their career prospects.

The study, which surveyed 1,040 UK workers around the topic of physical appearance and career prospects, found that 79% of professionals believe that the way you look can affect your chances of landing a job. More than half, or 57%, think it can impact the way your co-workers see you.

Furthermore, 55% of… Read more

Team Japan joined JET returners' event - 24/09/2018

TJ joined JET returners' event on 21st September at Asia House. Both clients and JETs enjoyed the evening!

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JAPAN – MOST FIRMS DO NOT PLAN TO ALLOW SIDE JOBS (JAPAN TIMES) - 20/09/2018

Approximately 75% of companies in Japan have no plans to allow their employees to have side jobs, reportsJapan Times citing survey data from the Japan Institute for Labor Policy and Training. Meanwhile, 11.2% of companies said they allowed such practices and 8.4% said they would consider it. Of the companies with no intention of permitting side jobs, 82.7% voiced concerns about overworking and 45.3% cited difficulties in grasping and managing employees’ work hours. On the workers’… Read more

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