Graduate talent pool already getting shallower as almost a third of UK international students reconsider staying and working in the UK
Feb23

Graduate talent pool already getting shallower as almost a third of UK international students reconsider staying and working in the UK

A poll of over 2,300 students has found that almost a third (29%) of UK-based international students have changed their post-graduation plans as a direct result of the Brexit vote. The survey, conducted by student-focused market research company trendence UK, showed that many international students who were intending to find employment in the UK after graduation are now considering employment either in their home country or elsewhere...

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Financial jobs see cautious start to the year amid relocation worries
Feb14

Financial jobs see cautious start to the year amid relocation worries

  With an 81% increase in jobs available and an 83% increase in professionals seeking jobs, the supply and demand of jobs and professionals is a balanced and welcome start to the new year. Nevertheless, January 2016 saw a 115% increase in jobs, making this year’s spike muted in comparison. “If the January jobs surge isn’t in the triple digits, something’s off”, said Hakan Enver, Operations Director, Morgan McKinley Financial...

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CIPD: Early signs of fall in supply of EU nationals contributing to skills and labour shortages in key sectors of the UK economy
Feb14

CIPD: Early signs of fall in supply of EU nationals contributing to skills and labour shortages in key sectors of the UK economy

While the short-term outlook for employment remains strong, labour and skills shortages are starting to bite in UK sectors that employ a high number of EU nationals, according to the latest Labour Market outlook from the CIPD and The Adecco Group. The report suggests that, despite a near record number of vacancies (748,000 according to the latest ONS data), UK employers are struggling to fill roles with the right candidates as a...

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Brexit: UK sailing into a workforce crisis unless migration, automation and productivity are well managed, warns Mercer
Feb09

Brexit: UK sailing into a workforce crisis unless migration, automation and productivity are well managed, warns Mercer

UK’s future workforce size will undermine multiple business sectors 4 migration and aging scenarios are ‘wake-up call’ for businesses Business should prioritise “analysis, automation and accessibility” The Mercer Report has indicated that future changes to migration levels into the UK will exacerbate the financial stresses and strains caused by the UK’s aging workforce unless companies invest heavily in automation, those sectors of...

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As finance jobs relocate, the Paris v Frankfurt talent war for ‘Brefugees’ begins
Feb02

As finance jobs relocate, the Paris v Frankfurt talent war for ‘Brefugees’ begins

‘Brefugee’, noun, UK, informal – a worker who is to be displaced by Brexit A new talent war is hotting up between two European cities competing for the banking jobs that are expected to move to Europe because of Brexit: 13,200 workers will be relocated from London to the EU Combined, these bankers and traders earn an estimated 1.6 € billion a year Frankfurt and Paris are the most eligible EU cities Frankfurt offers...

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Brexit Fatigue? Why HR Managers can’t afford to become complacent
Jan26

Brexit Fatigue? Why HR Managers can’t afford to become complacent

Guest blog by Jonathan Beech, Managing Director of Migrate UK immigration law firm Bored of Brexit already? If you’ve got Brexit-fatigue, then you can be forgiven. Almost every day we read or hear something new about our exit from the EU – not surprising though – it’s one of the biggest events in history and will change our economy and country. This month it’s been incredibly hard to escape Theresa May’s Brexit...

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What does ‘hard Brexit’ mean for skills in the UK?
Jan18

What does ‘hard Brexit’ mean for skills in the UK?

BPS World Research Highlights Challenges Facing Employers in 2017 Following Brexit Global resourcing specialist BPS World  has warned that one of the main challenges facing employers in the UK in 2017 will be the impact of Brexit on the ability to attract talent, particularly in the high-value digital, technical and engineering industries where recruiters are already struggling with severe skills shortages. This follows the...

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HR experts react to PM’s landmark Brexit speech
Jan17

HR experts react to PM’s landmark Brexit speech

Prime Minister Theresa May today laid out plans for Brexit in a speech designed to give some clarification on the government’s stance ahead of the triggering of Article 50, which will be invoked by the end of March. In her speech, the PM said that Parliament would vote on the final deal when it is agreed by the UK and the EU and that the UK would not remain a member of the single market after it leaves the EU. Mrs May called for a...

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Millenials optimistic about jobs but UK at risk of post-Brexit ‘brain drain’
Jan17

Millenials optimistic about jobs but UK at risk of post-Brexit ‘brain drain’

It seems that the impact of today’s key Brexit speech by the UK Prime Minister, Teresa May could have a huge impact on the workforce of tomorrow if we don’t secure enough employment opportunities for the younger generation. The latest research2 from Magnet.me, the online network for young people and recruiters to discover and connect with each other, spoke to 8,746 young people aged 18-22 and found that while they are...

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Research reveals top concerns for HR profession in 2017
Jan12

Research reveals top concerns for HR profession in 2017

A study commissioned by Cascade HR has revealed the topics most likely to keep HR awake at night in 2017. Whilst a fifth of respondents said they don’t foresee any challenges as Brexit begins to unfold, the remainder highlighted recruitment, managing organisational change and staff morale as the overriding struggles they expect to encounter. Reassuringly, 80% of participants said their organisation is OK, good or excellent at managing...

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One in three workers fears Brexit will harm their career prospects
Jan06

One in three workers fears Brexit will harm their career prospects

Perceptions of job opportunities in the UK cooled over the last quarter with 30 per cent of workers fearing that Britain leaving the European Union will have a negative impact on their careers. According to CEB (NYSE: CEB), a best practice insight and technology company, employees’ mistrust of their leaders and managers is undermining loyalty and restricting growth. CEB’s Global Talent Monitor indicates that employees’ trust and...

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Skills shortage ‘biggest challenge’ in 2017 as businesses admit to Brexit jitters
Jan05

Skills shortage ‘biggest challenge’ in 2017 as businesses admit to Brexit jitters

Guest blog by Nick Brown, group managing director at identity data intelligence company GBG, New research from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that two out of five firms will need to recruit more staff this year – however uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the European Union has shaken business confidence in the labour market. Skills shortages are expected to be the biggest threat...

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Guest Blog: If Santa retired, what could he expect?
Dec20

Guest Blog: If Santa retired, what could he expect?

Guest blog by Alan Morahan, Managing Director, DC Consulting Punter Southall Aspire investigates It is Santa’s busiest time of year – but as he gears up for the big day his thoughts may well be turning to when he can finally put his feet up and retire. Advising Santa presents a number of interesting challenges. I’ve known him for over 50 years now and he shows no sign of slowing down. If anything he seems more in demand than ever, so...

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BPS World Publish First Global Research on Impact of Brexit on Skills Crisis
Dec15

BPS World Publish First Global Research on Impact of Brexit on Skills Crisis

BPS World, the global resourcing specialist, has today published: “Brexit: What the World is Saying”. The White Paper is the result of extensive research BPS carried out to understand the international perspective on Brexit and how other countries believe it will impact on skills. The report finds that there is little sense that Brexit will have a radical effect on global talent markets, but a fear that Britain will be the main loser....

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Legal firms expect workloads and headcount to increase as a result of Brexit
Dec12

Legal firms expect workloads and headcount to increase as a result of Brexit

Legal firms’ workloads and headcounts are set to rise as a result of Brexit, according to a recent survey from Clayton Legal. Almost two thirds (62%) of respondents indicated that they anticipate workload will increase in at least one of their specialisms now that the government has announced a date to trigger Article 50. While 87% of law firms anticipate overall headcount will either stay the same or increase – no doubt, in...

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