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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 – Most white-collar workers plan to switch jobs in 2017 - 28/02/2017

Nearly 80% of white-collar workers were taking action to seek new jobs in the spring of 2017, according to a report from Zhaopin Limited, a Chinese career platform.

The report shows that, of the nearly 80% of white-collar workers who are planning to change jobs, 11.7% were in the process of quitting, and 65.3% were looking for new opportunities with updated resumes. The other 18.6% of white collar workers indicated intentions to switch jobs. Meanwhile,… Read more

People First attends Recruitment Agency Expo - 23/02/2017

 

People First director, Katie, recently attended the Recruitment Agency Expo, organised by Bluewater Events Ltd. Billed as “the recruitment agency event of the year”, the exhibition took place at the prestigious Olympia Exhibition and Conference Centre located in West London. 

The Recruitment Agency Expo is a trade event that is dedicated entirely to the recruitment industry.  Thousands of recruitment professionals attended the event, which offered the opportunity to speak to recruitment-specific suppliers, to gather… Read more

People First attends China tea ceremony - 22/02/2017

On the 21st February, People First Team China director, Ian, attended a Chinese Fujian Tea Ceremony. A delegation of representatives from tea producers in Fujian, the home of tea, visited London's institute of directors to promote the UK China business leaders tea forum and the fujian tea culture promotion centre.

The event included speeches from Lord Davidson, front bench treasury spokesman at the House of Lords, Zhang Bin from the Chinese Embassy and Huang Qiyu,… Read more

Production comes home - recruitment crucial - 09/02/2017

Companies in developed markets are increasingly nearshoring production as the labour cost advantages of manufacturing in places such as China have eroded, according to a new report.

Alix Partners’ report Homeward Bound said businesses in the US and Western Europe were facing a new challenge as they move production facilities closer to their main bases of consumption.

The difficulty is that not all local labour markets can meet rising demand, which means the onus increasingly… Read more

Olga uses charity day to recruit for London 2017 Athletics - 08/02/2017

Olga uses her charity day to recruit for London 2017 Athletics events- the World Para Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships, happening this summer.

People First offers its employees a paid day off to undertake voluntary work of their choice.  Olga decided to put her excellent recruitment skills to use by meeting and assessing a high volume of prospective volunteers for Runner positions for both events. Olga commented afterwards, “It has been a great… Read more

People First overview 2016 - 08/02/2017

Despite Brexit plans, business remained buoyant in 2016 and we planned for future expansion!  Here is an overview of what happened at People First in 2016.

Offices

We continued to settle into our spacious new offices in Ironmonger Lane in the City and we relocated our Staines offices to Old Bridge House in May.

New joiners

Team China expanded in 2017:-

  • Yanli joined us in June
  • Rui joined us in July
  • James… Read more

    China – Flexible work and health benefits rank at the top of most desirable benefits - 08/02/2017

     

    ZW HR Consulting, a Chinese mid-senior level staffing solutions and talent management services provider has published a report on employees’ most desirable employee benefits in China which found that the majority of HR professionals stated that their employees would prefer health and insurance benefits, followed closely by flexible working arrangements and increased annual leave.

    The survey findings have been drawn from the views of HR professionals from more than 1,500 organizations in China.

    ZW… Read more

    Japan’s 0.5% wage increase last year the biggest since 2010 - 06/02/2017

     

    The wallets of Japan’s workers ended up a bit fatter last year, with total earnings rising the most since 2010.

    Total pay rose 0.5 percent from the previous year to an average ¥3.78 million ($33,673), while the number of hours worked dropped. Regular workers saw an increase in pay, while part-timers, who are an increasingly large sector of the workforce, saw their income decline 0.1 percent.

    The rise provided some good news for… Read more

    Japan urged to tap young workforce ahead of 2030: report - 06/02/2017

     

    Japan should tap the potential of young workers and encourage more people in their 30s and 40s to become chief executive officers, as part of a reform to revitalize the economy toward 2030, a government task force said Wednesday.

    Amid the graying of its society, Japan also needs to step up support for people with dementia and work to eradicate car accidents involving the elderly by making use of an automatic braking and… Read more

    Update on our sponsored orangutan - 01/02/2017

    We were delighted to receive this recent update on our sponsored orangutan, Gunung.  Last year, we heard that Gunung had graduated to forest school. The latest report advised us that he is going from strength to strength in his new environment!

    He can now confidently make a nest - a useful trait when you are sleeping in the forest every night! He has also calmed down a great… Read more

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