Skills shortages

‘Office for Talent’ to improve immigration experience

The government has created a new ‘Office for Talent’ to make it easier for scientists, researchers and innovators to settle...

Could furlough and redundancy for visa holders increase the skills gap?

26 Jun 2020

Furlough and redundacy may force some skilled migrant workers to return home. Jonathan Beech explains the impact of job losses...

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Delivery firm DPD and B&Q owner to hire thousands of new staff

18 Jun 2020

Demand at DIY stores and for online shopping drives surge in demand for staff but doubts persist over the sustainability of the trends.

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Prioritise the young to drive economic recovery – CBI

11 Jun 2020

The Confederation of British Industry has urged Boris Johnson to make job creation, skills training and opportunities, especially for young...

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Strategies for upskilling your workforce in a changing world (webinar)

3 Jun 2020

ON-DEMAND | This Personnel Today webinar in association with Degreed ...

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Steep rise in tech roles at banks

26 May 2020

Conventional banks are looking to expand tech teams all over the UK - not only in London.

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Immigration Bill is ‘not fair and not in the national interest’

18 May 2020

Labour accuses government of undervaluing people in low paid jobs in the health and social care sector and says immigration bill will make them feel unwelcome in this country.

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Migration Advisory Committee consults on skills shortages

13 May 2020

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a six-week call for evidence, asking business groups and employers to share their...

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David Fairhurst: ‘Drop D&I now and face talent shortages in future’

7 May 2020

Firms that drop diversity and inclusion initiatives could risk “re-marginalising” disadvantaged workers and talent shortages

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Employer confidence shredded by coronavirus crisis

27 Mar 2020

Demand for temporary and permanent staff holds up well despite lockdown measures amid sharp, but predictable, fall in employer confidence.

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Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

12 Mar 2020

Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...

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Budget 2020: Coronavirus help ‘not enough’ to avoid hardship

11 Mar 2020

Measures announced in the Budget today will make it easier for workers’ to self-isolate if they suspect they have the...

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Ten key points about the sponsor licence system

4 Mar 2020

Gaining a sponsor licence will be crucial for many organisations under the new immigration system; but it can be a complex procedure.

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EU immigration hits 15-year low, adding to business skills fears

28 Feb 2020

Non-EU immigration has increased again but is driven by people - predominantly from Asia - coming to study.

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Firms ‘underutilising’ employees existing skills, report suggests

25 Feb 2020

Six in 10 workers think their skills are underutilised at least half of the time.

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