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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

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

Multilingual

Specialist recruiters for language speakers, and recruitment solutions for international businesses.

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Office Support

Office Support

Office Support

Your local recruiter for office jobs with local knowledge and high levels of personal service.

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News

The Cost of Britons’ failure to learn foreign languages - 07/11/2017

The UK is not only “mired in the relegation zone of European linguistic proficiency” (Editorial, 4 November); there is also an enormous cost to British businesses from reliance on English. Government figures show that the UK economy loses about £50bn a year in failed contracts because of a lack of language skills in the workforce. Yet studies abroad show that GDP can increase by about 10% if native bilingualism is exploited. But that is not all that… Read more

Recruitment International Awards 2017 – People First is runner up! - 07/11/2017

On Thursday 2nd November, Recruitment International held its 2017 annual recruitment Awards at the Guildhall in London. The event was attended by almost 400 guests, who came together to celebrate another fantastic year for the recruitment industry.  People First was shortlisted in the top 3 consultancies for the Best Recruitment Company to Work For category. 

David Head, Director of Recruitment International, said “Congratulations as such for last week’s awards – being shortlisted is an achievement in itself.… Read more

“Team Japan - Collaboration with King's College“ - 30/10/2017

The event was held on Thursday 26th October, Team Japan's manager, Rie Tokumaru, gave a presentation for all KCL students and staff who are interested in working for Japanese companies. About 30 people attended this free event, where Team Japan gave them information about the UK job market, general knowledge of Japanese companies, the type of jobs available, the skills that Japanese companies need and some interview tips.

The event… Read more

Solving the global labour famine - 18/10/2017

The supply chain is experiencing a rather severe labour deficit – and it doesn’t look like it’s about to recover any time soon. In fact, according to The World Bank, the global problem is going either to remain the same, or in the worst-case scenario, deteriorate even further over the next five years.

Fixing the problem isn’t going to be simple, partly because it manifests itself in different ways based on industry or country. For… Read more

Global labour shortage could worsen - 18/10/2017

The shortage of logistics-related labour is a global problem that will either remain the same or worsen over the next five years, according to a new survey by The World Bank, which calls for a major expansion of training and skills development initiatives in developing countries.

The new study, authored by Prof Alan McKinnon, Christoph Flöthmann, Kai Hoberg, and Christina Busch, which combines a new survey and the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index Survey (2015/2016),… Read more

London Named World’s Most Attractive City for Sixth Consecutive Year - 18/10/2017

London has been named the world’s most attractive city in the Global Power City Index(GPCI) 2017, published today by The Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies, a research institute established by Mori Building, a leading urban developer in Tokyo.

The GPCI 2017 ranked London as number one for the sixth year in a row, highlighting its strong cultural offering, excellent culinary experience and accessibility. The report… Read more

Japan – Government seeks to stop tech ‘brain drain’ - 17/10/2017

Nikkei Asian Review reported more than 1,000 of Japan’s technical experts left over about four decades to join companies in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and other Asian rivals, raising concerns for the country's competitive edge in cutting-edge technology. The government is seeking a way to stop the drain.

Source: www.staffingindustry.com

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Team Japan recruits for Sake Expo Food Show - 10/10/2017

Last week, Team Japan recruited 10 Japanese speakers to support the Sake Expo Food Show, a major event showcasing Japanese food and drink, organised by JFC. People First’s recruits helped to promote a range of products and to offer an excellent service to everybody at the event.  Over 40 clients attended the event, which offered the opportunity to taste some of the best sakes in Japan. This was the… Read more

Team Japan attends careers event for Japanese speaking graduates (JETs) - 10/10/2017

 

People First’s Team Japan consultants attended a careers forum, hosted by the JETAA (Japan Exchange and Teaching Association Alumni) at Asia House, London. JETAA is an organisation created to support UK graduates who spend time living and working in Japan as part of the JET Programme, run by the British Council and the Japanese government’s education department.  Participants typically spend 1-3 years teaching in Japanese school then return to the UK, having gained both… Read more

People First makes the REC’s National IRP awards shortlist – twice! - 03/10/2017

Our very own guru, Ian Ward, has been shortlisted in the REC’s National IRP individual awards as Business Manager of the Year!  We know he’s simply the best, better than all the rest (!), so hopefully the judges will think so, too.  Well done, Ian!!!

 We have also been shortlisted for the Best Company to Work for up to 20 people (again)!

 We’re keeping everything crossed – roll on December when the winners are revealed!

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