Rec data shows staffing challenges intensifying by the month

“With the one-year countdown to Brexit-day now well underway, there has never been a more important time for HR and recruitment professionals to come together to discuss current and future workforce challenges. Recruitment will get harder, the solution is to get better at it. The Brexit Summit will provide a unique opportunity for exchanging views with peers on what the latest political developments will mean in practice and on what we want a future UK jobs market to look like” says Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services at the REC, and Chairman of The Brexit Employers’ Summit.

Referring to the data he will be presenting at the Summit, he adds “REC data shows staffing challenges intensifying by the month. On top of this, political uncertainty around Brexit, evolving skills needs and seismic changes to the world of work are creating a perfect storm for employers. With workforce issues rising to the top of the agenda within most businesses, now is the time for the HR and recruitment community to step up in driving good recruitment practices and innovative hiring solutions.”

Tom will be joined by a host of cross-industry practitioners, top immigration lawyers and leading HR consultants as The Brexit Employers’ Summit reconvenes for the 4th time in London on Thursday 24th May.

Laura Devine Solicitors will ensure attendees understand essential legal and immigration updates for realistic workforce planning, whilst the IES will layout the practical blueprint for ‘Preparing for Brexit Through Workforce Planning’. Since influencing government policy is another critical part of Brexit survival, Fragomen’s UK Government Strategies Practice will share top tips on how to do this. Also on the agenda is a case study from STEM employer AECOM, who will share tried and tested means of enhancing candidate experience as part of a robust recruitment strategy. Thales Alenia space, on the other hand, will impart their wisdom for overcoming the skills shortages in the space industry. For Thomson Reuters and others, apprentices are part of the answer, but employers need to know how to implement schemes effectively.

Where it seems there is no other option, some employers’ will be considering leaving the UK altogether, so a unique panel will cover HR’s role in contingency planning, featuring LACE Partners.

Of course, for any good strategy to succeed, it will mean getting buy-in from fellow employees and stakeholders. Often this means a huge shift in the company culture. Linda Kennedy McCarthy, Group HR Director from SIG Plc is a renowned HR change management specialist and will be delivering a case study on cultural change

Brexit: The Employers’ Summit – Avoiding a Recruitment Crisis

Thursday 24th May, Danubius Regents Park Hotel, London

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