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Multisector recruiter providing a personal level of service across a wide range of sectors.

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Specialist recruiters for Chinese speakers, and recruitment solutions for Chinese businesses.

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Specialist recruiters for Japanese speakers, and recruitment solutions for Japanese businesses.

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Leading recruiter for permanent, interim and temporary roles in Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics

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

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Full Time Ahead for UK Jobseekers as Popularity of Part Time Work Slides - 11/01/2018

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 JCCI's New Year Party - 11/01/2018

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!

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JAPAN –EXECS INTERESTED IN TRAINING AND EDUCATION - 14/12/2017

 

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.

 

Source: staffingindustry.com

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UK – RECRUITMENT INDUSTRY REVENUE REACHES 32.2 BILLION - 13/12/2017

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

UK –UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO HISTORIC LOW - 13/12/2017

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

CHINA – SALARY INCREASE RATE AT LOWEST SINCE 2010 - 13/12/2017

Chinese businesses in 2017 recorded the lowest salary increase rate since 2010, according to a study from global professional services firm Aon.

The study, Human Capital Intelligence Study 2017, recorded an average salary increase rate of 6.5% (excluding promotion). The Internet industry saw the biggest decrease in salary growth this year as it was down by 1.3% to 9%, compared with the same period of last year.

Salaries in China are projected to increase at… Read more

Revealed – the hardest languages to learn - 07/12/2017

Japanese is one of the hardest languages to learn if you're a native English speaker. Ryo Matsubara/Flickr

·         Based on their experience training US diplomats, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) divided all the languages they teach into four distinct categories.

·         The higher the category, the "harder" the language is to learn for a native English speaker.

·         Category I languages such as Spanish and Portuguese are among the… Read more

UK – PRIVATE SECTOR GROWTH RISES 6% - 05/12/2017

UK private sector growth increased 6% in the three months to November, year-on-year, according to the latest Growth Indicator from the Confederation of British Industry.

CBI stated that the composite measure, which is based on 676 respondents across the distribution, manufacturing and service sectors, showed the balance of firms reporting a rise in output at +6%, compared with +11% in the three months to October 2017. CBI added that the slowdown in growth confounded expectations.

Further data… Read more

EUROPE – EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSES PLAN TO FOR CLOSE GENDER PAY GAP (REUTERS) - 21/11/2017

The European Commission has proposed a two-year plan that aims to close the gender pay gap, reports Reuters.The plan comes after the Commission reported women in the EU earn 16.3% less per hour on average than their male counterparts, and this figure had not decreased in the past five years. The plan sets out eight recommendations for EU countries to ensure women are treated equally in the workplace. The proposal includes setting minimum sanctions for companies that do… Read more

Mandarin and Arabic key languages needed to make Brexit a success says report - 14/11/2017

Foreign languages will be of key importance to the UK’s future prosperity after Brexit, the British Council has warned (John Stillwell/PA)

Mandarin and Arabic will be of key importance to the UK’s future prosperity after Brexit, according to a new report.

The nation will need the two languages, as well as European tongues including Spanish, French and German, in order to be “a major international trading partner beyond Europe”,… Read more

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