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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Japan fell to 2.8% in December from 3.3% last year, according to figures from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
The number of unemployed persons in December 2017 was 1.74 million, a decrease of 190,000 or 9.8% from the previous year.
Compared to a month earlier, the unemployment rate increased from 2.7%, worsening for the first time in seven months.
Meanwhile, the number of employed persons in… Read more
SME suppliers are becoming more aware of the demand for sustainable and responsibly sourced goods, an industry survey has found.
A poll conducted by HSBC found half of firms globally now recognise the demand for products that have a positive environmental and social impact, and nearly a third of firms (30%) believe becoming more sustainable will increase their financial performance over the next three years.
The number of firms recognising the commercial benefits of… Read more
On the 25th January, Team Japan’s Business Development Manager, Yoko, held a seminar for Japanese learners at the University of Central Lancashire. The presentation touched on a number of topics relating to the hiring of Japanese speakers in the UK, such as: The key skills currently sought by Japanese companies; the major Japanese players within the UK job market; and career opportunities for graduates with Japanese language skills.… Read more
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Financially savvy speakers of Chinese are best placed to bag the top salary packages available in the British financial sector, according to recent research by job search engine, Adzuna.co.uk.
Conducted in January 2017, the study examined data from over 1 million live job vacancies to analyse recruiters requirements for language skills within the UK finance sector.
The average salary for… Read more
For the first time since June 2015, average UK advertised salaries have witnessed a year-on-year increase – which might help recruiters get candidates into jobs affected by the rises.
And unsurprisingly, London was one of the cities showing the biggest improvements with regards to average salary, with advertised salaries in the capital up 2.2% from November 2016 to £39,457.
However,… Read more
Whilst Millennials may have been, in part, the driving force behind the flexible working movement, new research has revealed that candidates in London aren’t as bothered by it as their UK counterparts.
The study by Office Angels found that just 27% of London millennials would leave a job due to a poor work-life balance, compared to half (50%) of Millennials in the rest of the country.
The Solving the Millennial Mystery report, which surveyed over 1,000 Millennials in employment… Read more
Employers expect to increase their graduate job vacancies by 11% this year, marking a return to double-digit growth, reports the Institute of Student Employers (ISE).
The annual Student Recruitment Pulse survey by the ISE (formerly Association of Graduate Recruiters) reported the intentions of 103 of the UK’s largest student employers, which hired 12,994 graduates and 4,937 apprentices in 2017.
This year employers are primed to offer an additional 1,423 graduate jobs1.
This marks a return… Read more
As employer confidence in the economy drops for a third month in a row, a recruitment trade body has called for ‘political leadership’ to fix any impending problems.
With many employers fearing that economic conditions are getting worse, recruitment of temporary workers is falling off a cliff face – down nine per cent across all sectors.
Jobs aggregator Adzuna has recreated the iconic London tube map by showing average salaries near each tube station, but does it show bias towards the capital?
With jobs near the Barbican district – famed for its arts centre and expensive flats – offering the highest average wage at over £52,700, other high paying locations include Monument, Bank and Cannon Street.
Surprisingly, wages in Kensington and Chelsea, one of the UK’s wealthiest areas, were among the lowest in the capital averaging… Read more
While unemployment continues to fall, self-employment is actually declining and it’s becoming even tougher for businesses to find appropriately skilled staff.
Today’s official figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal UK unemployment fell by 3,000 to 1.44m in the three months to November, with the UK's unemployment rate at a four-decade low of 4.3% and the number of people in work rising by 102,000 in the three months to November, taking total… Read more