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The number of temporary employees in the UK fell by 3.1% on a seasonally adjusted basis to a total of 1.55 million in the three-month period from November through to January 2018 when compared to the same period a year ago, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Temporary workers are self-identified when surveyed by the ONS, and they include those who are on fixed-period contracts, agency temp workers, casual workers, seasonal workers and… Read more
Ian Ward, the Sales Director of People First, last night attended the Chinese Investor Spring Reception organised by London and Partners at City Hall.
The event was attended by senior representatives from Chinese businesses and investors as well as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese Ambassador to the UK.
Both Mayor Khan and Ambassador Liu gave speeches celebrating and encouraging further the strong relationship between the UK and China.
A new survey reveals that the vast majority of investors believe London has the best talent pool for financial services in Europe. Of the 101 global institutions surveyed by the City of London Corporation, 90 said London tops the talent stakes. Meanwhile, a survey of more than 2.5k corporate decision makers across Europe showed London coming out well ahead of rivals, such as Paris and Frankfurt, on the issue of talent and being the… Read more
Average advertised salaries in the UK for January reached its highest level since April 2016, according to data from Adzuna.https://www.adzuna.co.uk/
Data from Adzuna showed a 2.9% increase in January 2018 when compared to last year. The average advertised salary in January stood at £33,369. The last time it was higher was in April 2016 (£33,462).
By region, average advertised salaries have increased annually in every area across the UK, the first time… Read more
ECNS reports that foreign recruitment firms can now own up to 70% of a joint venture registered in Beijing, up from the previous figure of 49%, according to the city’s Human Resources and Social Security Bureau. The Bureau also announced that a requirement has been removed that foreign investors have at least three years of experience in the recruitment industry overseas before entering the Beijing market. Simon Lance, managing director for China at Hays Specialist… Read more
Uncertainty is impacting staffing decisions in the UK as 35% of employers think that economic conditions in the country are getting worse, while 21% say they are improving, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).
The JobsOutlook survey, which polled 600 employers, showed that the net balance of confidence in hiring and investment decisions has fallen to eight, which is the lowest since the referendum.
Meanwhile, uncertainty about… Read more
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
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 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
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