Commentary and insights

All items: Recruiting foreign nationals

  • Why hiring Ukrainian refugees sets a precedent for a fairer future

    Date:
    21 June 2022

    UK employers have rushed to source Ukrainian talent displaced by war, keen to help them rebuild their lives, as well as access their skills in a tight labour market. Could this usher in a fairer future for all refugees, writes Mursal Hedayat?

  • Employing Ukrainian citizens: Options for entering and staying in the UK

    Date:
    6 April 2022

    The UK Government has responded to the crisis in Ukraine with a number of immigration concessions and visa schemes that aim to simplify entry requirements for Ukrainian citizens. Law firm Fragomen explores the considerations for UK employers that are seeking to welcome Ukrainian citizens into their workforce.

  • Scale-up visas: How employers can hire international talent

    Date:
    17 March 2022

    As more details emerge of the Government's flagship Scale-up visa, Vanessa Ganguin examines the potential benefits for employers and applicants.

  • Right to work checks: What has changed?

    Date:
    24 August 2021

    Fragomen reviews the changes to the Government's guidance on right to work checks and sets out what it means for HR teams.

  • Three key implications of remote working for sponsors of migrant workers

    Date:
    3 August 2021

    We discuss the key UK immigration considerations of remote working for sponsor licence holders, working through specific case studies.

  • What the Global Talent visa offers employers seeking top skills

    Date:
    30 April 2021

    The arrival of the Global Talent Visa has not attracted much attention because the Covid pandemic has seen international travel significantly curtailed. But as lockdown eases, and, hopefully, the crisis diminishes elsewhere in the world, businesses should take note of this flexible route to attracting much-needed skills. Kathryn Bradbury and Richard Milford explain why.

  • Changing immigration rules and how employers can benefit

    Date:
    6 April 2021

    Revisions to the immigration rules and specifically the points-based system in light of Brexit have kickstarted a huge shift in how employers hire, writes Jonathan Beech of Migrate UK.

  • Employment law: Seven key tasks for HR in 2021

    Date:
    11 November 2020

    2020 was the year that HR was required to react to the unexpected, but it's now time to plan for the known challenges in the coming year. We look at what HR can do to prepare for 2021.

  • Post-Brexit recruitment realities

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    The new post-Brexit immigration system comes into force in January 2021, but employers need to start making plans now to ensure they are able to access the talent they need. Nick Martindale reports.

  • The new immigration system for the UK

    Date:
    30 June 2020

    The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020, with no indication that this will be extended in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. European nationals who arrive in the UK from 1 January 2021 will require immigration permission to work here.

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