How will Brexit affect the construction industry in the UK?
Nov23

How will Brexit affect the construction industry in the UK?

In recent news, The Irish Times revealed that 70% of Irish construction firms have cut exposure to the UK ahead of Brexit and have begun looking for new opportunities elsewhere in mainland Europe. Like most other industries, Brexit has cast a shadow of uncertainty over the construction industry, with the risk of currency volatility looking to be one of the industry’s main issues for longer-term projects.   But is it all doom and...

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JobLift Publishes Report Analysing UK Startups In Comparison To European Neighbours
Nov07

JobLift Publishes Report Analysing UK Startups In Comparison To European Neighbours

Job meta-search engine Joblift has conducted the European Startup Report 2017 – an extensive insight into the job markets and working conditions in four of Europe’s major startup hubs. Joblift’s report uses job vacancy data from the 1st September 2016 to 1st September 2017, alongside survey answers from around 500 interviewees to focus on every aspect of the British startup workplace. Given the competition from other European...

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Is HR Staff Prepared To Handle The Employment Crisis After Brexit?
Nov07

Is HR Staff Prepared To Handle The Employment Crisis After Brexit?

Guest Blog by Ellen Royce   Unless the UK government negotiates a better immigration policy, British businesses are likely to lose key employees who will increase their vulnerability. Has the government prepared itself for handling the crisis?   Are you aware that nearly 47% of EU citizens who are highly skilled and employed in the UK are contemplating leaving the country within the next five years?     Britons may...

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Post-Brexit blues: Younger workers fear the impact of Brexit the most
Sep28

Post-Brexit blues: Younger workers fear the impact of Brexit the most

87% of 16-34 year-olds are concerned about Brexit’s impact on British jobs – a third (34%) are very or extremely concerned Across all generations, two thirds (75%) have some concern about the impact Brexit will have on the UK jobs market Half of 16-34 year-olds believe Brexit will make it harder to get what they want from their careers 62% of workers said they would feel nervous looking for a new job in the next six months....

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Over 20% of graduates have considered cheating on employer aptitude tests as concern over post-Brexit opportunities grows
Aug24

Over 20% of graduates have considered cheating on employer aptitude tests as concern over post-Brexit opportunities grows

 A quarter of graduates willing to pay to access practice material ahead of tests in effort to beat competition More than one in five graduates has either cheated on an employer aptitude test or thought about doing so, as concern over post-Brexit opportunities grows, according to new research from graduate advice sites WikiJob and practicereasoningtests.com. The most common method of cheating admitted to was arranging for someone else...

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CIPD: Low-skilled sectors must be quick to offset fallout from immigration shake up
Aug03

CIPD: Low-skilled sectors must be quick to offset fallout from immigration shake up

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has welcomed the launch of the first phase of the Government’s new EU immigration policy. According to recent CIPD research, the prospect of future migration restrictions are currently giving rise to a range of practical concerns for many UK employers. In response to these concerns and the announcement from the Government today, the CIPD is urging employers to act...

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Corporate responsibility and tackling racist abuse at work
Aug02

Corporate responsibility and tackling racist abuse at work

Mike James of Planday.com discusses the role and responsibility of employers in dealing with racially abusive employees. The increase in race-hate incidents since the Brexit vote is a worrying trend. A report by the BBC last year illustrated a 41% increase in incidents of racist or religious abuse incidents in the month following the referendum compared to the same month the previous year. Britain enjoys an increasingly diverse...

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Half of UK SMEs face major talent management challenge in next 12 months
Jul13

Half of UK SMEs face major talent management challenge in next 12 months

Forget Brexit and political turmoil, finding and retaining the best people is a major concern   The latest ‘UK SME Confidence Index’ from Vistage, the international membership organisation for business leaders, reveals that talent management will be a major challenge for half (47%) of UK SMEs over the next 12 months. The research, which was carried out across 410 UK SMEs after the 8th June election, also reveals that businesses remain...

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HR experts & CIPD respond to Brexit plans for EU workers
Jun29

HR experts & CIPD respond to Brexit plans for EU workers

The Queen’s Speech opens the new session of Parliament by announcing the planned legislative agenda for the coming year. As the 2018 State Opening has been cancelled to allow more time for Brexit debates, this agenda covers the next two years and is important to allow businesses time to plan ahead for coming changes. Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy at the CIPD, said: “The Queen’s Speech clearly recognised the challenges facing...

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CIPD: Employers raising the alarm over looming immigration crisis
Jun22

CIPD: Employers raising the alarm over looming immigration crisis

New CIPD/NIESR research highlights the need for a flexible, affordable and straightforward immigration system post-brexit             New CIPD/NIESR research reveals that: The main reason employers recruit EU nationals is because they cannot fill low or semi-skilled jobs with UK-born applicants, cited by 35% of low-wage industry firms 25% of organisations say a requirement for a job offer for EU migrants...

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CIPD: Three in four HR professionals expect Brexit to escalate ‘war for talent’
Jun08

CIPD: Three in four HR professionals expect Brexit to escalate ‘war for talent’

New research has found that, as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, nearly three-quarters of HR professionals (72%) expect the competition for well-qualified talent to increase, and nearly two-thirds (61%) predict further difficulty recruiting senior and skilled employees over the next three years. The latest CIPD/Hays Resourcing and Talent Planning Survey of more than 1,000 HR professionals found that recruitment...

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New report: Brexit and ‘zero hours’ contracts undermining financial wellbeing of UK workers 
May24

New report: Brexit and ‘zero hours’ contracts undermining financial wellbeing of UK workers 

Almost half of workers are borrowing to meet day-to-day financial needs A quarter of workers have a monthly income fluctuation of more than 10% 39% of employers think employees would approach them for financial assistance – but only 3%* of employees would turn to them for help A nationwide study of the financial wellbeing of UK workers ‘The DNA of Financial Wellbeing 2017’ report, shows that employee financial confidence has...

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Employers don’t want a post-Brexit bonfire of employment law, say CIPD
May04

Employers don’t want a post-Brexit bonfire of employment law, say CIPD

UK employers do not believe a post-Brexit bonfire of employment law is necessary, according to new research by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, and the employment law firm Lewis Silkin. In a survey of more than 500 employers, organisations were asked whether they viewed more than twenty different aspects of employment law as necessary or not. The list included unfair dismissal laws, rated as necessary by...

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UK job market sees positive growth over first quarter of the year
Apr27

UK job market sees positive growth over first quarter of the year

2017 has already been marked by a lot of change in the UK, especially now Brexit negotiations are firmly underway. As such, it is extremely positive to see that the job market has continued to go from strength to strength, with the latest data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, finding that job applications, vacancies and average salaries all saw impressive growth in the first quarter of the year. In fact,...

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UK Businesses reject major change to employment laws after Brexit
Apr26

UK Businesses reject major change to employment laws after Brexit

A survey conducted by GQ Employment Law suggests that only five per cent of businesses are looking for major change in employment law post-Brexit – however 65% of employers do want to see some change. GQ Employment Law says that, as the UK prepares to leave the EU, employers are expressing demand for significant change in only a few areas, such as discrimination law and sick leave. Key findings of the survey are: 5% want to see...

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