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Businesses around the world are bolstering efforts to improve the workplace experience, driven in part by record low unemployment and a rise in business confidence, according to a report from Randstad Sourceright.
The report, which is based on a global survey of more than 800 C-suite and human capital leaders, found that 51% of employers plan to increase their investments in on-site benefits and innovative technologies this year to improve productivity and retain top talent.… Read more
Most employers in Mainland China are confident they can somehow find the talent they need in the coming year despite admitting skill shortages could impact their business in 2018, according to data from Hays.
The research showed that 74% of organisations in China are confident they can find the talent they need in 2018 despite shortages. However, when asked if skill shortages have the potential to hamper the effective operation of their business or… Read more
The UK took the top spot out of 153 nations and jumped up from fifth place last year, scoring particularly well on technological readiness (fourth) and the size and education of its workforce (third).
The rankings were based on 15 different factors including property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape and investor protection.
Britain snagged a spot in the top 25 countries of each metric except one: political… Read more
The IHS Markit/REC Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies.
Faster growth of permanent staff placements
Permanent staff placements increased at the quickest pace since August at the end of the year as agencies reported on strong demand for staff. At the same time, growth of temp billings remained sharp despite softening since November.
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Britain’s job market continued to thrive in the first week of 2018, figures released by totaljobs have revealed. A record 54,000 jobs were advertised on totaljobs between 1st and the 7th January 2018, 9,000 (20%) more than in the same period last year.
The data reveals that Travel, Leisure & Tourism (+53%) and Customer Services (+42%) were among the fastest moving sectors, while 1,000 extra engineering roles were advertised on totaljobs. While in spite of Brexit… Read more
The combination of Britain’s jobs boom and Brexit uncertainty may have prompted millions of jobseekers to look for full-time, rather than part-time or temporary work. That’s the finding of data published today by the world’s largest jobsite, Indeed.
Indeed’s data, which gives a real-time picture of what jobs people are looking for and where, shows that during 2017 the proportion of UK jobseekers searching for full-time roles rose by a third while searches for part-time… Read more
Team Japan attended a New Year Party, hosted by Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than 500 Japanese business people attended in Draper's Hall, a historic venue in City..beautiful!
When asked, 60% of executives at major Japanese companies said they are interested in investing more in training and education of personnel, according to an article by the Nikkei Asian Review. However, fewer than 10% said their company planned to raise wages by the 3% target encouraged by the government, despite the sense of a growing economy. The survey included responses from 142 presidents, chairmen and other executives.
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Recruiters in the UK helped almost a million people find a new permanent job in 2016/17 and on any given day are responsible for 1.3 million agency workers in the UK labour market, according to a report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
The report, Recruitment Industry Trends 2016/12017 was compiled with market research company ComRes and covers the 12 months ending in March 2017. It showed that £28.2 billion was generated from temporary… Read more
The number of temporary employees in the UK fell by 0.8% to a total of 1.59 million in the three-month period from August 2017 to October 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 in the period between August to October 2017, there were 32.08 million people in work, 325,000 more than for a… Read more