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Team Japan

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Supply Chain

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Leading recruiter for permanent, interim and temporary roles in Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics

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Office Support

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News

UK – PERMANENT PLACEMENTS UP IN MAY, BUT DEMAND FOR TALENT SLIPS - 27/06/2018

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

The 4th round of People First Bake Off - 21/06/2018

The fourth Bake Off is held  in our office  today! Next one will be our final round, and 5 star chefs will be chosen for semi-final!

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Should we pitch jobs to candidates’ parents? - 21/06/2018

 

Almost half of young candidates are being advised by their parents when it comes to accepting or declining a job, new research reveals.

According to a Cohesion survey on the parents of graduate candidates, 49% had advised their offspring on whether to accept or reject a job offer.

Will Shepherd, CEO at Cohesion – an agency that recruits for firms that experience a high volume of applicants - explained that it’s not surprising that… Read more

UK – EMPLOYERS WORRIED ABOUT FINDING SKILLED PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY WORKERS - 21/06/2018

 

Half of employers (50%) in the UK expressed concerns over the sufficient availability of candidates for permanent hire. This is 8% more than in the same period last year, according to the latest Jobs Outlook report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

Employers who recruit temporary workers are also concerned with finding skilled workers as 66% are worried about the availability of candidates, this was up from 32% in the same period last year.

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Beer supply chain crisis comes at worst time - 21/06/2018

 

A crisis in the carbon dioxide supply chain is threatening national beer producers and, in turn, pubs especially as England fans are expected to buy 14 million extra pints during the World Cup, the British Beer & Pub Association has warned.

Several CO2 production sites have faced closure, due to various reasons such as maintenance and refurbishment, resulting in a carbon dioxide shortage in both mainland Europe and the UK.

The shortage is also… Read more

Logistics industry needs the tools to keep Britain trading - 21/06/2018

 

The FTA has stressed that the logistics industry needs “a clear road map” with crucial information to keep trade moving efficiently post-Brexit, or the UK will face delays and shortages of the products and services it relies on.

“Simply saying things will be OK is no longer enough,” said FTA president Leigh Pomlett. “The logistics sector will be key to making Brexit work for the UK but we can no longer work blind and… Read more

CHINA – GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT RATE STEADY IN 2017 (XINHUANET) - 14/06/2018

 

Approximately 91.6% of Chinese college students who graduated last year have found jobs, a similar rate to 2015 and 2016, reports Xinhuanet with private survey data from research firm MyCOS. For graduates from junior colleges and higher vocational schools the graduate employment rate was 92.1%. The research surveyed 306,000 college graduates in China's 30 provincial-level regions six months after they graduated last year. In 2017, there were also more graduates who were employed by private enterprises… Read more

UK – MOST EMPLOYEES SAY SOCIAL MEDIA HAS A POSITIVE EFFECT ON THEIR CAREERS - 23/05/2018

The majority of British workers say that social media has affected their career in a positive way, according to research from job board CV-Library.

The research surveyed 1,200 workers across the UK with 79% saying they believed social media has positively impacted their career. Nearly a quarter, or 24%, say that the posts they see and the people they follow on social media influences their career decisions. This number increases among 18-25 year old to… Read more

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Demand for permanent staff is still on the rise - 09/05/2018

 

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

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