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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

China creates 13 million new jobs - 24/01/2017

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 – More workers outspoken about employers - 19/01/2017

 

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.

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EMPLOYERS – THE NEED FOR SPEED! - 11/01/2017

 

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 is most useful language for children - 05/01/2017

 

 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

China labour market report - 03/01/2017

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

China – workers reject counter offers - 03/01/2017

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

Recruitment More Valuable to UK - 14/12/2016

 

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

IRP Awards - 07/12/2016

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!!

 

 

 

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China – HR can use data to understand workforce - 30/11/2016

 

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 ‘more vital than ever’ - 30/11/2016

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

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