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  • Blurring of work and home life is the tip of the tech iceberg

    Date:
    13 May 2019

    New technology is often hailed as the UK's economic saviour. But have we appreciated AI's potential for radically altering workplace relationships and impacting our mental health, asks Acas's Adrian Wakeling.

  • How to get ahead in the labour market race

    Date:
    11 April 2019

    Matt Weston, managing director of recruitment firm Robert Half, looks at the current UK labour market and provides some insight into how business can attract and retain the best talent.

  • Could data analytics solve the skills shortage puzzle after Brexit?

    Date:
    23 November 2018

    With all the political chaos surrounding the proposed Brexit deal, it's hardly surprising that organisations feel confused about how to build their workforce strategies from 2019 onwards.

  • Could universal basic income ever take off in the UK?

    Date:
    22 May 2018

    Universal basic income has been described as everything between a utopian ideal and "dangerous nonsense", but with a trial due to take place soon with local authorities in Scotland, how likely is it that it could become a reality in the UK? Jo Faragher investigates.

  • Migration Advisory Committee recommendations: Do the claims stand up?

    Date:
    4 April 2018

    Last month, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released its interim report on EEA workers in the UK labour market. Karen Kaur, an immigration analyst with Migrate UK, considers the evidence.

  • Solving the skills crisis one apprenticeship at a time

    Date:
    6 March 2018

    Apprenticeships seem a convenient response to skills shortages in a number of UK industries. But as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, award-winning apprentice Magdalena Dyga says policy-makers and employers need to do more to show the value of this career route if they really want it to gain traction.

  • Counting the cost of the non-EU immigration cap

    Date:
    1 March 2018

    The NHS recently called into question the cap on non-EU migrants coming into the UK, claiming it was blocking access to the medical skills it needs. Immigration law expert Jonathan Beech discusses the pitfalls and disadvantages of this 'one size fits all' limit.

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