The political to and fro of Brexit can be distracting for employers, but there are preparations they can make now to support EU nationals in their workforce, says Jackie Penlington.
We review the key employment law developments of 2018 and the impact of these for HR, including: Brexit; the GDPR; the apprenticeship levy; pay reporting; parental bereavement leave; and family-friendly policies.
Two-fifths of hiring managers struggle to find the right skills because of uncertainty around Brexit, according to research from recruitment and workforce solutions provider Guidant Global.
Hiring intentions will rise to their highest level for 18 months in the first quarter of 2019, as employers seek to fix their "leaking bucket" ahead of Brexit.
Wages could drop by an average of 10% in the event of a no-deal Brexit, though workers will lose out in every scenario, new government analysis has revealed.
While Theresa May was yesterday making her statement to the House of Commons chamber on the Brexit withdrawal agreement, health sector representatives were hearing a message of sobering potency in a neighbouring side room.
MPs have urged the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to ensure it has the skills needed for diplomacy after Brexit, by hiring and retaining the "best" staff and ensuring pay is competitive with other government departments.
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.
The draft Brexit agreement - delivered last night by prime minister Theresa May - has confirmed that EU nationals can continue to live and work in the UK after the 29 March 2019.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to Brexit.