Brexit:  Employers encouraged to provide more &better communications to workers
Mar01

Brexit: Employers encouraged to provide more &better communications to workers

Howden Employee Benefits survey finds that less than half of employers have communicated with their work forces regarding Brexit uncertainty The UK’s trading future after the 29th March 2019 remains very uncertain.  As a result employers across the nation are quietly undertaking preparations to ensure that their business survives and thrives regardless of the eventual outcome of negotiations.  Yet it appears that the same...

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Why resilience is the key to managing people through Brexit
Feb27

Why resilience is the key to managing people through Brexit

Guest Blog by Amy Aggleton, Product Development Lead, Lane4 When the pressure is on at work, how do you cope? Do you get frustrated and bury your head in the sand? Or do you remain calm and collected? Regardless of sector, experience, or role, we will all face challenges throughout our careers. This has always been a fact of life, but with Brexit looming, there is a sense that resilience is more important than ever. With the future of...

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Brexit concern over filling technical roles as apprentice and graduate jobs rise by nearly a third, reports Institute of Student Employers
Feb18

Brexit concern over filling technical roles as apprentice and graduate jobs rise by nearly a third, reports Institute of Student Employers

Brexit is not impacting the number of apprentice and graduate jobs available this year, but employers are concerned about filling specialist and technical roles. Institute of Student Employer’s (ISE) Pulse Survey 2019 found that some of the UK’s largest employers are increasing their apprentice and graduate vacancies by 27%this year. Respondents are offering more than 17,000 entry jobs and the majority (70%) don’t anticipate Brexit...

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UK salaries to remain static as businesses brace for Brexit
Jan31

UK salaries to remain static as businesses brace for Brexit

Professional salaries in the UK will remain relatively flat in 2019, as Britain’s pending departure from the EU impacts employee confidence and business willingness to spend. The findings come from the annual Salary Survey produced by global recruitment consultancy Robert Walters. “Uncertainty around Brexit has created a fear of ‘last in first out,’ which in turn has meant that employees are less willing to move roles as swiftly as...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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