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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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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