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Approximately 65% of university seniors in Japan have turned down one or more job offers as of October amid the country’s labour shortage, reports Kyodo with survey data from Recruit Career Co. The survey, which polled 1,529 seniors, showed that 92.1% of them had received one or more job offers as of 1 October before their graduation next March, up 1.5% from last year. However, 65% of those rejected one more job offers, which was an increase… Read more
People First has been shortlisted in the 2017 national REC Recruitment Awards in 2 categories: Best Company to Work For and Best Manager of the Year (Ian Ward). We’re counting down and keeping everything crossed!!
The labour market in China showed continued improvement in the third quarter, driven by steady growth in the economy, according to the latest CIER Employment Index Report for the third quarter. The report is published by Zhaopin Limited, a Chinese career platform, and the China Institute for Employment Research (CIER) at Renmin University.
The CIER index for the labour market rose to 2.43 in the third quarter of 2017, up from 2.26 in the second… Read more
Growth in permanent staff placements remained at a high level in October 2017, despite the rate of increase edging down to a six-month low, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the IHS Markit and Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
The data also showed that temp billings rose at the softest pace since April, though growth remained above the survey average.
Meanwhile, staff vacancies rose sharply for permanent and temporary roles during October. This was… Read more
More than a third, or 39%, of male workers feel AI and automation will make them better at tackling day-to-day tasks, in contrast to less than a quarter of female workers (24%), according to a report from by TalkTalk Business with research conducted by YouGov.
The report, Workforces 2025, also shows that 28% of male workers in comparison to 19% of female workers think automation will help improve their attention to detail and reduce errors. Meanwhile 33% of men think the… Read more
This month’s findings reveal numbers of candidates placed into permanent positions in the capital increased in October, following a marginal decrease in September, with the rate of expansion the most marked since May and slightly faster than the long-run series average.
Permanent placements… Read more
The UK is not only “mired in the relegation zone of European linguistic proficiency” (Editorial, 4 November); there is also an enormous cost to British businesses from reliance on English. Government figures show that the UK economy loses about £50bn a year in failed contracts because of a lack of language skills in the workforce. Yet studies abroad show that GDP can increase by about 10% if native bilingualism is exploited. But that is not all that… Read more
On Thursday 2nd November, Recruitment International held its 2017 annual recruitment Awards at the Guildhall in London. The event was attended by almost 400 guests, who came together to celebrate another fantastic year for the recruitment industry. People First was shortlisted in the top 3 consultancies for the Best Recruitment Company to Work For category.
David Head, Director of Recruitment International, said “Congratulations as such for last week’s awards – being shortlisted is an achievement in itself.… Read more
The event was held on Thursday 26th October, Team Japan's manager, Rie Tokumaru, gave a presentation for all KCL students and staff who are interested in working for Japanese companies. About 30 people attended this free event, where Team Japan gave them information about the UK job market, general knowledge of Japanese companies, the type of jobs available, the skills that Japanese companies need and some interview tips.
The event… Read more
The supply chain is experiencing a rather severe labour deficit – and it doesn’t look like it’s about to recover any time soon. In fact, according to The World Bank, the global problem is going either to remain the same, or in the worst-case scenario, deteriorate even further over the next five years.
Fixing the problem isn’t going to be simple, partly because it manifests itself in different ways based on industry or country. For… Read more