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The book of exodus – a sequel
Print – Issue 169 | Article of the Week

Looking at the possible future outcomes of worker migration post Brexit, there are many questions fuelling the confused debate. How will we retain and attract EU Nationals? Do we need to relocate business functions and people? Who will look after patients in hospital? Will financial services organisations decamp elsewhere?

Article by: Nick Chronias | Published: 30 November 2018

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Could Asia be the hope for Brexit?
Print – Issue 169 | Article of the Week

For all the doom and gloom, Brexit does not have to end badly. It could be a prosperous new start for the UK, if only we can jump out of our proverbial box and start looking for new friends and business partners outside of the EU. Further east, for example, the emerging economies of Asia hold immense potential for UK business partnerships.

Article by: Siddharth Shankar | Published: 8 November 2018

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Braced for Brexit – Britain’s waning attractiveness

NHS set to face staff shortages as European interest in British healthcare jobs slumps by 21 percent, research by the global job site Indeed shows. Construction is the sector hit hardest, with building job enquiries from EU countries down 42 percent. Interest in UK jobs falls sharpest among jobseekers in Ireland (down 44 percent) and Poland (down 26 percent)

Article by: Pawel Adrjan | Published: 16 October 2018

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The importance of living EVPs in the current recruitment crisis

With Brexit on the horizon and a steady exodus of EU workers, we are well aware of the growing recruitment crisis, as recruitment companies, UK employers and their industry bodies have consistently warned. Employers are looking for ways to compete more effectively in the current candidate-led recruitment market, and one area of increasing importance is EVPs.

Article by: Moira Throp | Published: 30 August 2018

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Key differences between UK and Irish employment law

Some UK businesses may decide to establish or expand their footprint in Ireland post Brexit. If you intend to take that step it is worth noting the key differences in employment law. Since the announcement that the UK were going to "Brexit" from the EU there have been ongoing discussions as to the possible impact that this might have on their closest neighbours, Ireland.

Article by: Sinead Morgan | Published: 5 August 2018

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EU Tech industry – a local talent vacuum

As Brexit looms, it seems that the UK is not the only country whose tech industry may be facing a local talent vacuum, with CEO’s Europe-wide struggling to locate the development expertise they need locally, or even domestically, according to a new report commissioned by digital recruitment specialists Global {M}.

Article by: Nick Waller | Published: 3 July 2018

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Skills gaps and Brexit – UK business in crisis

As the UK continues to navigate a period of uncertainty ahead of Brexit, new research published today by the City & Guilds Group and Emsi reveals that nine in 10 employers already struggle to recruit the skilled staff they need. With most industries expected to grow between now and 2024, a significant number of skilled workers will be needed to meet demand.

Article by: Andy Durman | Published: 17 June 2018

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Brexit – urgently need to boost lower level skills training

The government urgently needs to step up its response to addressing lower level skills gaps in the economy with Brexit less than a year away. Calls to DfE ministers are to; use their spending review proposals and the post 18 education review specifically to: provide greater support for Level 2 (L2) skills provision to bolster the economy, workforce productivity and social mobility.

Article by: Mark Dawe | Published: 15 June 2018

Brexit haven? The pros and cons of businesses locating to Dublin

The country boasts some of the highest education rates in Europe and the city itself is home to a young, cosmopolitan and highly qualified population, willing to work for wages well below London rates. Enter JPMorgan, Facebook and Google, which are just a few of the numerous companies confirmed to be doubling down on already-significant operations in Dublin. CONTRIBUTOR Dan Chester, Managing Director -

Article by: Dan Chester | Published: 8 June 2018

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Brexit – the latest position on EU workers’ rights

Latest position on future status of EU nationals - EU citizens who arrive in the UK before 29 March 2019 - On 8 December 2017, the UK Government reached an agreement with Europe on EU citizens’ rights, which related specifically to EU nationals who arrive (or who are already) in the UK prior to the Brexit date (ie 29 March 2019).

Article by: Alan Kennedy | Published: 24 April 2018