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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As investment increases in London, are the City jobs now staying put?
Apr20

As investment increases in London, are the City jobs now staying put?

Article 50 is triggered, City shrugs, says Morgan McKinley In an historic move, March saw Britain invoke Article 50, launching the two year process of leaving the European Union. Significant as the action is, it had no negative effect on March hiring numbers, as evidenced by the 17% month-on-month and 13% year-on-year increase in jobs available. “Businesses are done trying to read the tea leaves to see what lies ahead, and they’re...

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How can UK employers prepare for Brexit?
Apr06

How can UK employers prepare for Brexit?

XpertHR has launched a new guide for UK employers on how to prepare for Brexit, after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 on 29th March beginning the divorce proceedings. The guide, which will be updated as negotiations between the UK and EU progress, focuses on how employers can prepare for potential changes to the right of free movement. It outlines the practical steps employers can take and suggests how they could...

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Jump in applications for Exceptional Talent visas as Brexit stokes fear of rule changes
Apr06

Jump in applications for Exceptional Talent visas as Brexit stokes fear of rule changes

Jump comes following years of under-use Biggest rise in Digital Technology applicants, reflects buoyancy of sector The number of applications for Exceptional Talent visas increased by 200% last year, to 487* up from 162 in 2015, as people act ahead of potential visa restrictions post-Brexit referendum, says law firm Collyer Bristow (see full data below). However, the firm say no indication has been made as to how the immigration...

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Great Repeal Bill on leaving EU needs to ‘fully protect’ worker rights, says TUC
Mar30

Great Repeal Bill on leaving EU needs to ‘fully protect’ worker rights, says TUC

A white paper on the Great Repeal Bill will be published today following the trigger of Article 50. The bill is necessary to fill the legal gap after the UK leaves the EU and will repeal the European Communities Act which says EU law is supreme to the UK’s. This means that laws and regulations made while the UK was part of the EU will continue to apply, but they will become British laws rather than EU ones. It will also set out...

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The HR World reacts to the triggering of Article 50 – Live Feed
Mar29

The HR World reacts to the triggering of Article 50 – Live Feed

The Prime Minister, Teresa May, has today written formally to the EU to trigger Article 50, the UK’s formal exit from the European Union, saying: “This is a historic moment from which there can be no turning back.” Today triggers a 2 year exit period of formal negotiations of the terms of the ‘divorce’. We have received much comment from the HR World – and will continue to update this feed...

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82% of workers in the City of London tempted to move roles due to salary or benefits packages on offer elsewhere
Mar29

82% of workers in the City of London tempted to move roles due to salary or benefits packages on offer elsewhere

Only two-fifths (41%) say firms have indicated they will receive a bonus in 2017, whilst last year 59% received a bonus More women than men received a bonus in 2016, 62% compared to 57%, and are more optimistic than male colleagues about this year’s outlook Hays warns that financial services firms cannot rely on salaries alone to retain staff during these uncertain times   As Theresa May triggers Article 50, City firms are bracing for...

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As Article 50 triggered, will the exodus begin?  Top companies already leaving London, warns Morgan McKinley
Mar29

As Article 50 triggered, will the exodus begin? Top companies already leaving London, warns Morgan McKinley

Teresa May has today signed the Article 50 letter to start the Brexit process – however, top city jobs in London’s financial hub are already starting to leave the capital, warn specialist financial sector recruiters Morgan McKinley. February saw almost a quarter drop in City jobs available, month-on-month. While the year-on-year drop was more moderate, at 17%, it’s clear the jobs market remains under stress. Among the main...

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Business as usual during Brexit process
Mar24

Business as usual during Brexit process

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday 29th March, starting the two year process of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. While there is a lot of uncertainty ahead as the country’s exit from the EU is negotiated, ELAS legal services manager Geoff Isherwood says, for now, it is business as usual. He says: “During the Brexit process all current laws and regulations will remain in place....

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Staff retention is ‘a bigger concern than Brexit’ among HR leaders
Mar24

Staff retention is ‘a bigger concern than Brexit’ among HR leaders

Businesses are more concerned about retaining and developing staff in the next six months than the potential impact of Brexit, according to a poll of over 3,000 senior HR professionals carried out by Alexander Mann Solutions. In its survey, the global talent acquisition and management specialist found that 23% of companies are most concerned about how to retain top staff without large financial incentives. In comparison, just 9%...

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CIPD: a third of UK adults fear their financial situation will get worse in 2017
Mar16

CIPD: a third of UK adults fear their financial situation will get worse in 2017

Rising inflation and stagnant pay has left many people struggling financially, with just 15% of the population saying they are living comfortably. A third (32%) of adults aged 18-70 surveyed believe their financial situation will get worse over the next 12 months according to new research published by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. The survey also reveals that while 15% of UK adults say that they are...

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Darkening skies or opportunities ahead for HR leaders?
Mar16

Darkening skies or opportunities ahead for HR leaders?

The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has published its annual collection of articles addressing today’s pressing issues for organisations. In acknowledgement of current turbulent times, the team of researchers and consultants have pulled together existing research and their own insights from working with organisations, offering their reflections on how leaders and HR practitioners can successfully navigate the imminent...

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TUC analysis details risk to NHS and social care in England from loss of EU workers
Mar09

TUC analysis details risk to NHS and social care in England from loss of EU workers

145,200 NHS and adult social care workers in England risk losing their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit Services in London, South East and East of England most vulnerable to loss of vital staff Government should unilaterally confirm right to remain in the UK for EU residents, says TUC The TUC has published analysis that provides a regional breakdown of where NHS and adult social care services are most reliant on workers...

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