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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

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

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

JAPAN – CABINET APPROVES BILL TO ACCEPT FOREIGN BLUE-COLLAR WORKERS - 08/11/2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved draft legislation last week to bring in overseas blue-collar workers in sectors struggling with labour shortages, reports Japan Today.  

Last month, the government first unveiled its plan to attract more foreign workers. Under the legislation, foreign nationals with skills in fields identified as facing shortages would be awarded a visa allowing them to work for up to five years. The approval of the draft legislation represents a controversial… Read more

Yumi wins national award for Most Inspiring Support Professional 2018 - 02/11/2018

People First’s very own Yumi, was announced as the winner of the Investing in Talent award for Most Inspiring Support Professional.

Yumi was nominated by her colleagues in July this year as they felt she was a perfect fit for the award criteria.  Yumi has been supporting the People First team for the last 15 years and during that time has made a hugely significant contribution to People First’s activities.  Yumi not only supports People… Read more

JAPAN – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS IN SEPTEMBER, JOB AVAILABILITY AT HIGHEST SINCE 1974 - 31/10/2018

Japan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 2.3% in September, a slight decrease from 2.4% in August and a four-month low, according to data from the Statistics Bureau.

Meanwhile, the availability of jobs improved to the highest level since January 1974. The jobs-to-applicants ratio rose to 1.64 from 1.63 in August.

On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate in Japan stood at 2.4%, down 0.4% from the same period last year. Meanwhile, data… Read more

UK – RISE OF THE ROBOTS COULD MEAN A FOUR-DAY WORKWEEK - 19/10/2018

A four-day working week could become commonplace in the UK as automation, and AI increase workplace efficiency, The Guardian reports, citing data from the Social Market Foundation. The study suggests that a 10% gain in workforce productivity could allow employers to produce the same output with a 38-hour week, assuming pay and employer profits remained the same. Furthermore, concluded that a 30% productivity gain could allow the working week to fall to just 32 hours or a… Read more

UK – GRADUATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FALLS TO LOWEST LEVEL IN 39 YEARS - 19/10/2018

The unemployment rate for graduates six months after leaving university fell to 5.1% this year, the lowest since the 1979 survey when it was 4.9%, according to a study from Prospects, a provider of skills, education, care and support.

Prospects’ data also found that employment increased from 74.2% to 76.6% (184,295) as 4,540 more graduates found jobs compared to last year. The proportion of employed graduates in professional-level roles also increased, from 71.4% to 73.9%.

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Team Japan gave a talk for YMS at London Ryugaku Centre - 19/10/2018

On 19th Oct, Team Japan gave a presentation for participants in the Youth Mobility Scheme (YMS). Yoko explained about the UK job market for YMS and gave lots of tips for job hunting.

Then Sayuri, our resourcer and also a YMS herself, talked about her experience of living and working in London. The audience members were very keen on finding a job in the UK and asked lots of questions.

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Our Bake Off-Semi Final! - 19/10/2018

This month 4 contestants made beautiful cakes for the semi-final of our popular People First Bake Off. The winner was Luna with this delicious Marble!  The final will be held in December, so watch this space...

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UK – NUMBER OF TEMP EMPLOYEES DECREASES 4.9%, UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES - 16/10/2018

The number of temporary employees in the UK decreased by 4.9% on a seasonally adjusted basis to a total of 1.52 million in the three-month period from June to August 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 others in… Read more

Wages are up! - 16/10/2018

Wages are on the increase amid near record rates of employment, according to official figures.

Data released by the Office for National Statistics this morning reveals unemployment fell by 47,000 to 1.36m in the three months to August and pay rose by 3.1% over the quarter, compared with a year ago, while inflation for the same period was 2.5%.

There were 32.39m people in work over the quarter – down 5,000 on the previous quarter.

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UK – NUMBER OF LONDON JOBS AND JOBSEEKERS SLIP IN SEPTEMBER - 12/10/2018

The number of jobs available in London fell by 38% in September when compared to a year ago, according to the latest London Employment Monitor report by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley. At the same time, there was a 35% decrease in professionals seeking jobs.

When compared to August, the number of available jobs decreased by 2% while the number of professionals seeking jobs fell by 19%.

Morgan McKinley said the job figures for September were… Read more

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