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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 – LABOUR MARKET CONTINUES TO SHOW IMPROVEMENT IN THIRD QUARTER - 08/11/2017

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

UK – Permanent placements increase at softest pace in six months - 08/11/2017

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

UK – Men have a more positive outlook on workplace automation than women do - 08/11/2017

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

Perm placements rise faster in London than rest of UK - 08/11/2017

Permanent placements in October in London grew at their fastest pace since May, according to the latest 'Report on Jobs' from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

 

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 Cost of Britons’ failure to learn foreign languages - 07/11/2017

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

Recruitment International Awards 2017 – People First is runner up! - 07/11/2017

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

“Team Japan - Collaboration with King's College“ - 30/10/2017

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

Solving the global labour famine - 18/10/2017

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

Global labour shortage could worsen - 18/10/2017

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 Named World’s Most Attractive City for Sixth Consecutive Year - 18/10/2017

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

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