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London has been named the world’s most attractive city in the Global Power City Index(GPCI) 2017, published today by The Mori Memorial Foundation’s Institute for Urban Strategies, a research institute established by Mori Building, a leading urban developer in Tokyo.
The GPCI 2017 ranked London as number one for the sixth year in a row, highlighting its strong cultural offering, excellent culinary experience and accessibility. The report… Read more
Nikkei Asian Review reported more than 1,000 of Japan’s technical experts left over about four decades to join companies in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and other Asian rivals, raising concerns for the country's competitive edge in cutting-edge technology. The government is seeking a way to stop the drain.
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Last week, Team Japan recruited 10 Japanese speakers to support the Sake Expo Food Show, a major event showcasing Japanese food and drink, organised by JFC. People First’s recruits helped to promote a range of products and to offer an excellent service to everybody at the event. Over 40 clients attended the event, which offered the opportunity to taste some of the best sakes in Japan. This was the… Read more
People First’s Team Japan consultants attended a careers forum, hosted by the JETAA (Japan Exchange and Teaching Association Alumni) at Asia House, London. JETAA is an organisation created to support UK graduates who spend time living and working in Japan as part of the JET Programme, run by the British Council and the Japanese government’s education department. Participants typically spend 1-3 years teaching in Japanese school then return to the UK, having gained both… Read more
Our very own guru, Ian Ward, has been shortlisted in the REC’s National IRP individual awards as Business Manager of the Year! We know he’s simply the best, better than all the rest (!), so hopefully the judges will think so, too. Well done, Ian!!!
We have also been shortlisted for the Best Company to Work for up to 20 people (again)!
We’re keeping everything crossed – roll on December when the winners are revealed!… Read more
Many of today’s businesses continue to expand and operate on a global scale. Companies interact with suppliers all around the world, trading and shipping internationally, and selling to customers across continents.
To operate on this level, companies need strong customer and supplier relationships that span many languages. Building and maintaining these powerful relationships requires efficient communication, but many organisations have employees that still lack the language skills needed to bridge communication, which is hindering cross-border… Read more
HMRC head Jon Thompson has told MPs that it could take up to 5,000 extra staff to handle the additional customs and border checks following Brexit. – just a month after the government set out its proposals for a future customs relationship with the EU. Good news for logistics specialists!
Thompson warned the House of Commons Treasury Committee that the new arrangements could cost £800m and take seven years to implement.
MPs were also… Read more
Employer confidence in the UK economy has dropped to the lowest level since the EU referendum, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
The survey of 600 employers also showed that 33% of employers believe that economic conditions are getting worse, while 26% think economic conditions are improving. The net balance fell further into negative territory, from -3 last month to -7 in September.
The smallest UK employers… Read more
Four million jobs in the UK’s private sector could be replaced by robots over the next decade, reports The Guardian, with survey data from YouGov for the Royal Society of Arts. The poll predicts a loss of 15% of jobs by 2027. Jobs in finance and accounting, transport and distribution and in media, marketing and advertising are most likely to be automated in the next decade. However they stated that the impact on jobs… Read more
This week, People First Team China members, Maidina and Luna, attended an event organised by London Chinatown Chinese Association and hosted by London and Partners in their beautiful riverside offices at More London. This was a pre-launch event, in preparation for 2018’s Chinese New Year celebrations, and included an official contract signing ceremony to confirm that these two organisations will co-host the event in Central London.
There were a number of attendees from within the… Read more