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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

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

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Office Support

Office Support

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

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News

WORLD – BUSINESSES ARE STRENGTHENING EFFORTS IMPROVE THE WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE TO OVERCOME GROWING TALENT SHORTAGE - 24/01/2018

 

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

CHINA – EMPLOYERS CONFIDENT THEY CAN FIND TALENT IN 2018 DESPITE ONGOING SKILL SHORTAGES - 24/01/2018

 

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

Britain has been crowned the best country in the world for business in 2018 for the first time ever, even in the face of uncertainties around Brexit, according to Forbes' annual ranking. - 24/01/2018

 

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

Permanent Staff Appointments Increase at Fastest Pace for Four Months in December - 17/01/2018

 

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.

Demand… Read more

January Jobs Rush? 20% Increase in Jobs Advertised as Britain Returns to Work - 17/01/2018

 

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

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

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