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Brussels prepares to welcome talent post Brexit

London is currently the most attractive city for international talent, while Brussels is ranked in 18th place. Brussels is popular mainly among international talent that wants to make more money. Those with higher educations also choose this city relatively more often.

Contributor: Geert-Jan Waasdorp | Published: 28 January 2019

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UK salaries to remain static as businesses brace for Brexit

“Our advice to businesses facing candidate shortages is to be flexible and consider hiring professionals with transferrable skills. Companies should consider taking on candidates who are ambitious and fast learners, even if they are not an exact fit for the job description.

Contributor: Chris Hickey | Published: 26 January 2019

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Brexit Planner and vegan chef are top emerging job roles

Live vacancy data reveals job roles that 2018’s top emerging job roles with Blockchain Developer and Brexit Planner revealed as some of the most in-demand additions. New job titles also added to the list include Driverless Car Salesman and Vegan Chef.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter | Published: 3 January 2019

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Immigration white paper won’t help skills shortage if there’s no deal Brexit

While a no deal would mean no transitional period for EU workers to transfer to pre-settled status. It would also result in a likelihood that companies would immediately be required to hold a sponsor licence, which can take up to four months to secure and thereafter issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to their employees.

Contributor: Karendeep Kaur | Published: 31 December 2018

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Recruiters must act now to limit Brexit damage

With Brexit and its potential impact on Freedom of Movement just one of the hurdles agencies face in 2019, Engage Technology Partners, has called on recruiters to streamline their compliance checking and record keeping as a matter of urgency.

Contributor: Ben Wardleworth | Published: 13 December 2018

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Skills crisis heightens as Brexit confusion bites

Businesses are struggling to access the skills they need to thrive, with 39% of hiring managers finding that uncertainty around Brexit has directly impacted access to talent. The survey also revealed that a further 25% of respondents anticipate that the UK’s exit from the union will have a negative impact on skills availability in the near future.

Contributor: Simon Blockley | Published: 11 December 2018

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Ending free movement of labour – potential major workforce shortage

Ending the free movement of labour from Europe could create a major shortage of workers, especially in South-East England, according to a new study on the impact of Brexit. Researchers also found existing employment rights are likely to remain “more or less intact” after Brexit.

Contributor: Jimmy Donaghey | Published: 30 November 2018

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Firms lacking the skills needed to navigate Brexit

Third of UK managers say that their organisation has considered automating elements of their business in order to tackle skills shortages that might come about because of Brexit. This number rises to 44% in London, according to the Adecco Group UK and Ireland’s ‘Brexit: retaining talent through change’ report.

Contributor: Alex Fleming | Published: 28 November 2018

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Brexit beauties and Brexit beasts

If you look at the performance of the headline FTSE 100 index over the last couple of days, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a relatively quiet end to the trading week. The modest movement of the index as a whole masks some big price swings within it though.

Contributor: Laith Khalaf | Published: 22 November 2018