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China has created more than 13 million new jobs in 2016, reports LiveMint with data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The creation of the 13.14 million new jobs for urban residents exceeded the full-year target of 10 million. Meanwhile, the registered unemployment rate stood at 4.02%, which was below the government’s target of 4.5%. However, the ministry stated that concerns remained over a huge incoming workforce and a supply-demand mismatch for… Read more
UK workers, especially millennials, are becoming increasingly outspoken online about their dissatisfaction with employers, according to research by Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna, a part of the Adecco Group.
Millennial workers, those aged 18 to 34 years old, are twice as likely go online to discuss their feelings about an employer than older workers aged 35 to 54. The research found 41% of millennials discussed their employer online compared to 21% of older workers.… Read more
Research released by totaljobs as part of its Understanding Talent Series has revealed nearly half of employers are having to reduce the length of their hiring process because they want to hire new staff more quickly.
In what is a significant reflection on the state of the UK job market, the survey of over 3,000 jobseekers and 100 employers found that 46 per cent of employers said they have reduced the length of time… Read more
Mandarin Chinese is the most useful non-European language for children to learn, UK parents believe.
It will boost their child's career prospects, according to 51%of parents, while 56% felt it would open their children's minds to an "exciting and dynamic" culture.
Arabic and Japanese, which both picked by 14% of parents, were the other key non-European languages.
The figures were gained after 1,138 UK adults with children aged under 18 were questioned in a… Read more
Chinese career platform Zhaopin released its 2016 fourth-quarter report on China labour market supply and demand for white-collar workers. The report showed that competition for white-collar workers in the fourth quarter grew compared to the previous quarter.
Zhaopin publishes the quarterly competitive index for the labour market based on data collected from its online platform. The competitive index is calculated based on the number of resume applications divided by the number of job vacancies. For… Read more
According to international recruitment firm Hays, 45% of workers in China have at some point in their career rejected a counter offer from their employer to make them stay.
In a poll of nearly 400 people, 38% said they accepted a counter offer and ended up staying with their employer for longer than 12 months. Moreover, 17% of respondents said that while they accepted a counter offer to stay with their employer at the time,… Read more
REC figures show increasing contribution of recruitment to UK.
Statistics from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s annual report have found the recruitment industry worth more to UK economy than ever before. The report now puts the value of the recruitment industry to the UK economy at £35.1 billion per year,
Other key findings from the REC's Recruitment Industry Trends 2015/16 include:
· More than three quarters (76.1 per cent) of… Read more
The IRP Awards are imminent now, when we find out if we have won, so excitement is mounting!
Peoplefirst has been shortlisted for an award for Best Company to Work For 2016-Fingers crossed!!
According to international recruitment firm Hays China, HR teams have a huge amount of data available to them and can draw insights from this data to better understand their own workforce.
Hays states that data can determine what drives employee performance, when an employee is about to resign and how HR contributes to an organisation’s objectives.
“The 2000’s witnessed a digital revolution and companies began learning more about their customers,” Simon Lance, Managing Director… Read more
Language skills are ‘more vital than ever’ if the UK is to remain ‘outward looking’ and ‘open for business’ in the run up to Brexit, new British Council research has revealed.
In a survey of over 2,000 UK adults, the majority saw the ability to speak foreign languages as being essential if the UK is to successfully reach out to other countries (63 per cent) - and guarantee continued trade and investment (61 per cent)… Read more