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The logistics and transport industry has responded to the shock UK general election outcome which has resulted in the Conservative party forming a minority government with the Democratic Unionists.
Across the board there are concerns that the results will have an adverse impact on Brexit negotiations, and in turn negatively affect the logistics and supply chain industry.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called for the new government to review its decision to… Read more
The L&D Show is the place to find out about the latest developments and thinking in L&D, so manager of People First’s Thames Valley office, Olga, went along to find out more! During the conference, attendees had an opportunity to learn from inspiring thought leaders and to gain the knowledge and skills to put learning at the heart of their organisation.
One of the focal points of this event is to gain the… Read more
Companies in Japan are hiring more fresh college graduates this year amid a labour shortage in the country, according to survey data from job site Disco.
The survey data, which polled more than 1,200 students, showed that 63.4% of surveyed students said they received offers on 1 June, the first day of official recruitment season. This was an increase of 8.5% compared to the previous year.
Permanent staff placements and temp billings increased in May in the UK while demand for staff reached a 21-month peak, according to the most recent Markit/REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) Report on Jobs.
The Report on Jobs also showed that the availability of staff to fill vacancies continued to decline during May. While the number of candidates for permanent roles dropped at the fastest pace since August 2015, the deterioration in temporary candidate availability softened… Read more
Japan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 2.8% in April, unchanged from the previous three months and the lowest level since 1994, according to data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
Meanwhile, the jobs-to-applicants ratio came in at 1.48 in April, up from 1.45 in March. This was the highest since 1974.
The number of employed persons in April 2017 was 65.00 million, an increase of 1.2% from the previous year. The number… Read more
On the 23rd May, People First invited a number of Japanese business guests to attend a seminar at the prestigious offices of London & Partners. The response was very positive and a total of 26 delegates from a variety of Japanese businesses across London attended the event.
The main speaker was Mr Ryo Fujimoto, an expert in management accounting with Fuji Accounting Office. Mr Fujimoto gave an over view about accounting related career and how… Read more
We Brits are pretty settled in our role as monoglots. Our default tactic of “speak English slowly and loudly so others can understand you” served us well enough – and then Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European commission, put the boot in by claiming recently that “English is losing importance.”
Is this really the case? Experts are divided.
You don’t need expensive lessons to start… Read more
Professional recruitment firms in the UK reported that demand for contractors decreased by 12% in April, year-on-year, while overall vacancy numbers for permanent roles increased by 0.3% in the same period, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies.
APSCo’s data, which focuses on professional recruitment, shows notable variations between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. The data showed that skills shortages are plaguing some… Read more
UK firms are becoming increasingly reliant on temporary workers, according to the latest data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
Research from the REC’s latest JobsOutlook survey, published today, shows 89% of UK employers plan to increase or maintain temporary headcount in the next quarter, up from 80% in March’s survey.
The survey also shows a third of respondents report having no spare workforce capacity within their organisation, while nearly half (46%) anticipate… Read more
Mid-sized companies in Japan are planning to buy robots and other automation equipment in order to combat a growing labour shortage, according to survey data from the Bank of Japan published in Reuters. Mid-sized businesses with share capital of JPY 100 million to JPY 1 billion (USD 0.9 million to 9 million) plan to boost investment by 17.5% this year with an increasing amount of investment dedicated to becoming more efficient. The robots will help… Read more