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Boris in number 10 – hard Brexit likelihood grows

With Boris Johnson confirmed as the UK’s new prime minister, the likelihood of the UK facing a hard Brexit has increased. This has implications for people managers and HR directors in a number of areas, including access to workers. 

Contributor: Erik Fjellborg | Published: 9 August 2019

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Brexit is biggest concern for UK tech workforce

Looking into the current state of the industry, the UK’s leading tech job board found that despite almost nine in 10 (89 percent) having a positive outlook, over a third (38 percent) list the political landscape as their biggest concern for the industry.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 3 August 2019

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Permanent staff appointments decline as Brexit-related uncertainty intensifies 

The report from KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs,  which is compiled by IHS Markit from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 400 UK recruitment and employment consultancies, showed that permanent staff appointments fell for the second time in three months in March.

Contributor: Neil Carberry | Published: 8 April 2019

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Securing the rights of your employees after Brexit

Our message to EU citizens has been the same since we began the process of leaving the EU. We want them to stay – whether we leave with a deal or without one – and it is my firm priority to ensure they continue to feel welcome here.

Contributor: The Rt Hon Caroline Nokes | Published: 6 April 2019

La French Tech welcomes talent amidst Brexit ‘brain drain’ 

A decree creating the French Tech Visa for Employees officially came into effect on 1st March 2019. From now on, all start-ups who qualify for this visa scheme can hire anyone they want, from anywhere in the world through this special fast-tracked process.

Contributor: Gaetan Rougevin-Baville | Published: 18 March 2019

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Disorderly Brexit – one-in-five blue-collar workers could be lost

‘’A first step for employers facing staff shortages is looking at ways that they can bridge the gap between supply and demand. Given the degree of uncertainty on the horizon, seeking out new ways to attract and retain domestic staff should be a primary focus.’’

Contributor: Mansoor Malik | Published: 16 March 2019

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How ready are you for a no deal Brexit?

It also argues that the Government must act to keep the economy open to the world, citing polling which shows that the public overwhelmingly want Britain post-Brexit to be the most business-friendly and lowest-tax country in Europe.

Contributor: Robert Colvile | Published: 12 March 2019

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No deal Brexit – 20 percent of jobs at risk, weaker regions hardest hit

That investment drove demand for skilled jobs such as technicians, engineers, and IT specialists. UK businesses that were foreign-owned and received investment from overseas employed 4million people in 2016, 17 per cent of all UK employees. Half of those were employed by EU-owned firms.

Contributor: Nigel Driffield | Published: 8 March 2019

Can employers dismiss Brexiteer employees?

"Simply voting to leave the EU is not grounds enough to dismiss someone. We live in a democratic society with people having the right to vote however they wish, meaning they simply cannot be dismissed for exercising this right."

Contributor: Joanne Wells | Published: 19 February 2019