Should employers pay for their employees to stay in the UK after Brexit?
Jan10

Should employers pay for their employees to stay in the UK after Brexit?

Italian dining chain Carluccio’s is set to pay for its 1,550 non-British EU employees to apply for ‘settled-status’ in the UK after Brexit. The EU Settlement Scheme is set to be fully rolled out from 30 March 2019, giving all EU nationals to opportunity to obtain clearance that will allow them to remain in the UK. Obtaining clearance will be a legal requirement but it comes at a cost of £65 for adults and £32.50 for children. So...

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Brexit cuts both ways for recruiters
Jan02

Brexit cuts both ways for recruiters

Over half (59%) of recruitment agencies reported an increase in business performance Almost three-fifths (59%) are struggling to source candidates, despite 63% reporting a spike in employer requestsBrexit threatens to exacerbate the skills shortage, with 57% fearing a lack of free movement will leave them unable to fill roles Record levels of employment, Brexit and the ongoing skills shortage have resulted in increased business for...

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How Brexit could Affect your Workforce
Oct19

How Brexit could Affect your Workforce

One of the main objectives of the campaign to leave the EU was to have tighter regulations and restrictions on immigration into the UK. If such rules come into place it could see thousands of migrant workers having to return to their respective native countries, leaving the UK businesses that employ them with a number of problems.     Here we examine some of the potential issues that could arise and how they might affect your...

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Recruitment boss urges recruiters to prepare for Brexit
Oct15

Recruitment boss urges recruiters to prepare for Brexit

With the UK due to leave the EU on 29th March 2019, the recruitment industry is being warned to be prepared.   The short-term jobs market is already struggling, with a drop in the number of Eastern Europeans who have traditionally filled many of the more low-paid roles in areas such as hospitality and farming.     Over the last year, the number of EU nationals working in the UK has fallen by 86,000 to 2.28 million – the largest annual...

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Will post-Brexit Britain trade with China?
Oct08

Will post-Brexit Britain trade with China?

With the current exit date set at 29th March 2019, the country’s European Union exit has snuck up on us all! Worryingly, it seems to have snuck up on the government too, who seem no closer to resolving an exit deal with the EU. In light of this, it would seem prudent for companies to have a back-up plan in the event of a no-deal Brexit. But according to one survey, less than a third of UK companies have done so.      It wouldn’t be...

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What Employers Need to Know About Employing EU Workers Post-Brexit
Oct01

What Employers Need to Know About Employing EU Workers Post-Brexit

Guest Blog by Elaine Pritchard, HR Consultant, Moorepay With Brexit now only a few months away – our membership of the EU is set to end on the 29 March 2019 – in this blog we look at the potential effects of Brexit from an employer’s perspective. But first, the Brexit basics. The transition period It is hoped that, by our exit date, the UK and EU will have agreed a transition period for businesses to adjust, meaning it will still feel...

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Two years on ‘What is Brexit?’ still googled on average 6,800 times a month
Sep06

Two years on ‘What is Brexit?’ still googled on average 6,800 times a month

Perkbox, UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform has today partnered with SEMrush, the online marketing suite, to examine our greatest concerns regarding Brexit since the year prior to the referendum vote (2015) until June 2018. The findings represent searches in the UK only.   Whilst Brexit, the impending withdrawal of the UK from the EU, was supported by a majority of British voters at the 23rd of June 2016 referendum, it’s...

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What does no-deal Brexit papers mean for employers and employees?
Sep05

What does no-deal Brexit papers mean for employers and employees?

Guest Blog by Croner Associate Director Paul Holcroft   These papers highlight that a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario is likely to result in a period of uncertainty and disruption for businesses and that it is highly advisable for employers to evaluate the effect this would have upon their business and prepare for such an eventuality.     A key point to take from this is the confirmation that existing worker rights, such as laws on working...

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Banks ‘Brexit-proof’ teams in case of a bad deal
Jul04

Banks ‘Brexit-proof’ teams in case of a bad deal

Research undertaken by Randstad has found banks are recruiting teams of financial experts, to fend off any potential consequences of the UK crashing out of the European Union. Financial services across London are paying compliance experts higher salaries and day rates, compared to last year. This increase represents the work going into preparing for any regulatory changes caused by Brexit.   During an annual report into salaries in...

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Employer survey shows preference for a post-Brexit immigration system that is UK-wide and tackles skills and labour shortages
Mar07

Employer survey shows preference for a post-Brexit immigration system that is UK-wide and tackles skills and labour shortages

Employers back a national approach to post-Brexit immigration, rejecting a sectoral or regional policy The latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and The Adecco Group finds that: Employers support a national approach to tackling the UK’s skill and labour shortages post-Brexit, in comparison with a regional or sectoral one Firms employing EU workers are more likely to invest in training than employers that don’t employ EU...

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Half of employers say Brexit will worsen skills gap
Feb21

Half of employers say Brexit will worsen skills gap

  Almost two thirds of employers (65%) believe that they will be negatively impacted by skills shortages in 2018, according to a research paper entitled “Solving the UK Skills Shortage” from Robert Walters, totaljobs and Jobsite.   Perhaps most worryingly, half of employers surveyed believe the skills shortage will be exacerbated by Brexit. Due to the skills gap the country is facing, 23% believe that Britain is not prepared to...

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Can graduate training bridge the post-Brexit skills gap?
Dec20

Can graduate training bridge the post-Brexit skills gap?

  Brexit is perpetually fuelling more and more questions, within every industry across the UK. Many businesses are finding themselves with a diminished workforce and significant skills gap. Companies must now plan how they will manage these skills gaps in their workforce and build a team of employees, through increased training for new recruits.     What is the skills gap? The UK skills gap is due to cost the country around £90bn if...

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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 gloom...

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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 be tempted to...

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