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This month’s findings reveal the number of people placed into permanent job roles continued to rise markedly in April, but the pace of expansion was the softest seen in 2018 so far. However, in contrast, growth of temp billings picked up from March’s 13-month low.
Most monitored job categories registered higher perm staff vacancies during April, with steepest rates of growth registered across engineering and IT & computing. Retail was the only category monitored… Read more
People First was delighted to be invited by Bloomberg to attend a speech by H.E. Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador for the People’s Republic of China to the United Kingdom on the 8th of May 2018 which covered UK-China bilateral cooperation in trade, finance and investment.
Liu Xiaoming stated that 40 years ago China decided to embark on the road of reform and ‘opening the gate’ in terms of international… Read more
They were some of the most difficult conditions in the history of the London Marathon, but People First’s Yoko managed to finished her 7th marathon on Sunday.
It really was the toughest of all 7 races for her because of the unprecedented heat. However, after 35K she managed to pick up the pace and overtook a lot of runners who were flagging by that time!
Yoko has collected £250 for Cancer Research UK with the… Read more
Team Japan Business Development Manager, Yoko, will be competing in the London Marathon and will be raising money for Cancer Research. Yoko completed a half marathon last weekend, which is her last race before the London Marathon. We’re proud to say that she came first in her age category, so things are looking good. We will be cheering her on and will have our eyes glued to the finish line on the day. People First… Read more
Employee turnover tends to have ugly connotations to it, mainly because replacing lost talent is costly in terms of employee compensation and business profitability.
On the one hand, excessive turnover can cost an organisation about 33% of its employees’ compensation package, which includes wages and benefits. On the other hand, companies with high turnover rates can be outdone by offices with low employee turnover up to four times profits-wise.
On top of these losses, companies… Read more
Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), based on data from November 2017 – January 2018, show that the number of people in employment is rising, while vacancies remain high. However, real wage growth is still falling, despite wages creeping up. Recruitment & Employment Confederation
(REC) director of policy Tom Hadley comments:
“The number of people in employment continues to rise, showing business is performing well. However, the number… Read more
Nearly half of employees in Mainland China plan to change employers within the year and 43% are currently open to an offer, according to research from Hays China.
The research also showed that 19% of workers in China plan to change employers within six months with 28% already on the hunt for a new job.
Simon Lance, Managing Director of Hays Greater China, commented, ““A total of 65% of candidates told us that ‘salary or… Read more
While latest official figures point to yet a further increase in the number of people in work, evidence suggests employers are really struggling to fill roles.
Data from the Office for National Statistics revealed an increase of 168,000 in the number of people in work to 32.2m, while wages grew by 2.6% but unemployment rose by 24,000 to 1.45m in the three months to January.
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.