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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 – GOVERNMENT AIMS TO ENSURE HIGH QUALITY AND FULL EMPLOYMENT (XINHUA) - 08/03/2018

 

Xinhua.net reports that China’s government will explore ways to create new jobs to ensure employment of various groups. Zhang Yizhen, deputy minister of human resources and social security stated that more than 15 million people will enter the urban labour market in 2018 including 8.2 million college graduates. However, despite the large influx there will also be structural imbalances, Yizhen said, adding that the working-age population will remain above 800 million until 2035, compared with… Read more

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018 - 08/03/2018

People First is proud to support International Women’s Day.  We established our business in 1997, with the intention of providing diverse and highly skilled candidates to an international client base: We have currently helped 100's of women to advance their careers to date. Run by a female MD, more than 2/3 of our workforce is also female, so we recognise the unique contribution which women can make to the UK workplace.  We will continue… Read more

London is open for international tech talent - 22/02/2018

 

London continues to be a major draw for international technology workers, according to data compiled by LinkedIn and Stack Overflow for London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional agency, with the UK Capital remaining the top choice for both European and global tech professionals looking to live and work outside of their own country.

 

Analysis of LinkedIn’s members based in the EU revealed that… Read more

JAPAN – PRIME MINISTER LOOKS FOR WAYS TO INCREASE FOREIGN SKILLED WORKFORCE AMID LABOUR SHORTAGES (JAPAN TODAY) - 21/02/2018

The Japanese government will consider expanding the scope of foreign nationals permitted to work in Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a review of the existing framework amid severe labour shortages, reports Japan Today. The government will be looking into sectors facing labour shortages such as nursing care, agriculture and construction as well as examine visa requirements for high-skilled and low-skilled foreign workers. "We need to consider how the current program to accept foreign workers… Read more

JAPAN – MORE THAN HALF OF FIRMS DO NOT PLAN TO RAISE BASE PAY IN 2018 - 21/02/2018

More than half of Japan’s companies do not plan to raise base pay in annual wage talks in coming months, according to survey data from Reuter and Nikkei Research.

The survey data comes after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and economic organisation Keidanren have called for wage rises of 3% to revitalise the economy and encourage consumption and inflation.

The data, which polled 240 companies, showed 52% said they would not raise base pay. The remaining… Read more

Ian and Luna on HMS Belfast - 12/02/2018

Ian and Luna attended an event hosted by London and Partners last week on HMS Belfast and met up with team members from London and Partners’ offices around the world.
Here are a couple of pictures of them exploring the ship and finding the sleeping ship’s ‘cat’.
In case you haven’t met Ian, that is not him in the background in the hammock!
 

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Ian and Luna on HMS Belfast - 12/02/2018

Ian and Luna attended an event hosted by London and Partners last week on HMS Belfast and met up with team members from London and Partners’ offices around the world.
Here are a couple of pictures of them exploring the ship and finding the sleeping ship’s ‘cat’.
In case you haven’t met Ian, that is not him in the background in the hammock!

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People First Bake Off 2018 - 12/02/2018

People First Bake Off - First round started yesterday.


Who will be the winner?  We will keep you posted!

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UK – PERMANENT PLACEMENTS REACH SIX-MONTH HIGH - 08/02/2018

 

Permanent staff placements in January expanded at its steepest since July 2017, according to the latest Report on Jobs published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and IHS Markit.

The report showed a sharp increase in the number of people placed into permanent roles in January. Furthermore, permanent placements have now risen in each month for the past year-and-a-half. The growth was widely linked to firmer demand for staff.

When broken down by region,… Read more

Starting salaries rise for fastest time in 2.5 years - 08/02/2018

 

Starting salaries have hit a 31-month high amid growing candidate shortages.

The findings from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation found that starting salaries for permanent candidates increased at the fastest pace for over two-and-a-half years at the start of 2018.

In contrast, growth in temp pay and growth in temp billings softened to a ten-month low.

Despite this, overall demand for staff continued to rise sharply during January, for both permanent and temporary staff vacancies.

This demand was strongest… Read more

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