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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
The shortage of logistics-related labour is a global problem that will either remain the same or worsen over the next five years, according to a new survey by The World Bank, which calls for a major expansion of training and skills development initiatives in developing countries.
The new study, authored by Prof Alan McKinnon, Christoph Flöthmann, Kai Hoberg, and Christina Busch, which combines a new survey and the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index Survey (2015/2016),… Read more
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