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The number of temporary employees in the UK decreased by 1.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis to a total of 1.56 million in the three-month period from March to May 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… Read more
The number of non-regular workers in Japan hit a record high in 2017, according to data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication. Non-regular workers include contract employees, part-timers and temporary staff.
The data showed there were 66.21 million workers in Japan in 2017, of whom 21.33 million held non-regular positions. The overall workforce grew by 1.79 million from 2012, with non-regular workers accounting for 900,000 of those additions.
The spike in non-regular workers… Read more
LinkedIn has launched a global recruitment campaign to offer foreigners unique job experiences in China, reports China.org.cn. The campaign, called the "I'm in China" project, offers unique positions such as kung fu apprentice at the Shaolin Temple, giant panda caretaker, high-speed train maintenance staff, trash collector at Zhangjiajie national forest park, acting dean of Yuelu Academy, beef noodle chef, and others. Registration for these positions are open to LinkedIn's 520 million overseas members for six months. "These… Read more
UK service providers saw business activity expand at its fastest rate for eight months in June – continuing the resurgence following March’s snow-related disruption, according to the latest PMI.
This was accompanied by the strongest increase in new work since May 2017.
Modest rates of job creation, however, reflect difficulties recruiting additional staff or efforts to reduce operating expenses.
Margins came under pressure again across the service economy as respondents reported the steepest rise in… Read more
Ivy has recently joined People First Team China. She has worked in various different sectors ranging from teaching, translating to administrative work. She has extensive experience dealing with customers and forging strong relationships with clients. She excels when working as part of a team and has good management skills. She has lived and worked in China, Spain and the UK.
Ivy works in the City office as a… Read more
On 28th June, TMI Associates London LLP (“TMI London”) and Team Japan held a joint seminar about recruitment at TMI London’s Offices – we had a very successful seminar on May, and this is the second seminar on the same topic.
TJ’s Business Development Manager, Yoko, explained about the latest trends in the UK’s employment market, and gave an insight into hiring candidates.
Mr Kinukawa, Solicitor (England and Wales) and Attorney-at-law (Japan), Managing Partner… Read more
Businesses need to “think outside the box” when recruiting if they want to improve diversity across their workforces – especially in entry-level positions.
According to The 5% Club – an organisation that encourages its members to have 5% of its workforce in earn and learn programmes – only 11.3% of apprenticeship starts are made by non-white applicants and 10% are by people with learning difficulties or disabilities.
Although women represent 54% of apprentices,… Read more
London may be the most desirable city for overseas workers worldwide, but the UK as a whole has fallen down the desirability list, according to research from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and totaljobs.
The Decoding Global Talent 2018 report found that London has retained its position as number one since 2014, this year chosen by 366,000 workers from nearly 200 countries. Despite London remaining the first choice city for workers, researchers found that the… Read more
New teacher survey shows that exiting the EU has led to some questioning the value of studying modern languages
The Brexit vote has had a negative impact on parents' attitudes and pupils' motivation to learning modern languages, according to a new survey of teachers.
More than a third of state secondary schools have reported that the decision to leave the European Union has made parents and pupils question the important of learning a language.
The findings comes from the… Read more
Professional recruitment firms in the UK reported that the number of candidates securing permanent roles in May 2018 increased by 9% year-on-year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
APSCo’s research, which focuses on professional recruitment, reveals notable variations between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. While permanent placements within financial services and IT increased by 17% and 15% respectively over the 12month period,… Read more