A downturn in the restaurant sector has led to a decline in job vacancies of 11% over the past six months, states a report published today.
Almost half (47%) of UK manufacturers are worried about accessing skills once Britain leaves the EU, according to a report by trade body EEF and law firm Squire Patton Boggs.
There will be strong growth in the demand for labour in the second quarter of 2018, according to the CIPD, with near-term employment expectations rising to a five-year high.
With less than a year to go until Brexit, 96% of HR professionals and recruiters have said it is having an impact on their hiring strategies.
Almost a third of jobs in London could be automated in the next 20 years, but automation could be accelerated by wage pressure and labour shortages after Brexit.
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.
Employers are concerned about the prospect of restrictions on their ability to recruit workers from the European Economic Area (EEA), according to the Migration and Advisory Committee (MAC), with many claiming migrant workers were often the best or the only available candidates.
The number of EU workers actively searching for jobs in the UK has fallen by more than 11% since the referendum in June 2016.
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.
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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