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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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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