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People First shortlisted for National Award!
Stop press!! People First has been shortlisted for a prestigious national recruitment award by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) in the category of Best Recruitment Company to Work For. Winners will be announced in December. More news to follow soon...
On Sunday 25th September, London’s very own and much loved festival of Japanese culture – Japan Matsuri – returned to Trafalgar Square. People First was proud to sponsor the event which showcases various aspects of Japanese culture.
Now in its 8th year and a regular fixture in the London calendar, this energetic annual event brings people together to enjoy an amazing day of Japanese food, music, dance and so much more. There was… Read more
A recent study by job search engine Adzuna highlights German as the most in-demand and highest paid language in the UK.
German has been listed as the most in-demand and highest paid language in the UK, according to a recent study by job search engine Adzuna.
The study, which analysed over one million live job postings, has provided insight into the most in-demand languages by UK employers. Across the UK, German was rated the… Read more
On the 20th September two of our consultants, Yanli from Team China and Tsubasa from Team Japan attended a networking and wine tasting event hosted by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) at the prestigious Painters Hall in the City of London. There was plenty of tasty wine, cocktails, beers, along with some interesting business people. It was a great opportunity for connecting new business, relationships, whilst having a glass a wine to… Read more
London - Will you buy your winter coat today? That is precisely the question retailers, analysts, brands and anyone invested in the newly disrupted fashion season is hoping to answer.
From the latest figures on the UK high street and beyond, it appears shoppers are spending less money on clothing. Retail may not have slumped, but sales of fashion and accessories have declined, a full 4 percent in August, with retailers scratching their heads at… Read more
UK – Companies look to hire more staff despite drop in business confidence
Employers say they need to hire more staff to meet demand despite a drop in business confidence after the EU Referendum, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
The survey of 602 employers also shows that business confidence has weakened month on month since the EU referendum. In August, 34% of respondents said that economic conditions are… Read more
Hundreds of secondary schools are now set to start teaching Mandarin to pupils, as part of the new £10 million Mandarin excellence programme that has been launched.
Intensive lessons have begun as students return to school this week, which will include eight hours of teaching each week for the next four years.
The first wave will see 15 schools beginning the programme, with more to commence over the year. The intention is that by… Read more
It is crucial that the role of supply chain is recognised at board level, according to a white paper produced by Holmes Noble.
In the report it is claimed that outdated supply chain processes are keeping many businesses in a performance cul-de-sac. Supply chain needs to move out of the functional and into a sector fit for purpose in the modern global marketplace.
The paper, co-authored by Holmes Noble’s Head of Practice for Supply Chain… Read more
People First Team China is expanding! We are delighted to welcome James and Rui to Team China to support our valued candidates and clients. Both are bilingual in Mandarin and English and Rui also speaks fluent Cantonese.
Educated in the UK but with a Chinese background, James has extensive business development and relationship building experience, as well as a background in project management and event co-ordination which is proving very useful now that he is… Read more
China has managed to raise the proportion of the population which can speak the national language, Mandarin, but still faces difficulty in remote areas and places where ethnic minorities live, state media said on Tuesday.
As of the end of last year, more than 70 percent of the population could speak Mandarin, compared with 53 percent at the end of the last century, the official China News Service said, citing the education ministry.
The… Read more