Former Tory party leader Iain Duncan Smith has said a lot of employers have "not even bothered to try and find UK people to work", in response to calls from British business to scrap the UK's "blunt" immigration targets post-Brexit.
Updated to include information on R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another, in which the Supreme Court considered if the disclosure of a job applicant's acquittal for rape in an enhanced criminal records check was a breach of his human rights.
For eight consecutive months the number of applications for certificates of sponsorship for non-EEA workers have surpassed the number available under the Tier 2 (General) system. But there are alternative routes employers can go down to get the highly-skilled workers they need, as well as ways to maximise their success under the Tier 2 system. Ashleigh Wight reports.
In R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another, the Supreme Court held that, although the disclosure of the appellant's acquittal for rape was an interference with his human rights, it was justified. However, the Court expressed concern at the lack of guidance for employers on how to deal with disclosures of serious criminal charges that result in acquittals.
Competition for job roles hit a record low in June, as the number of applicants per vacancy dropped to 0.38 from 0.40 the month before.
In South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust v Lee and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a decision to withdraw a job offer that was at least partially influenced by a reference that focused on the applicant's sickness absence levels was discriminatory.
The number of skilled foreign workers applying for visas under the Tier 2 system is still outstripping the number of visas available, despite doctors and nurses being removed from the restriction last month.
Six in 10 organisations have offered EU workers extra incentives - including medical insurance, bonuses and higher salaries - in an attempt to attract the skilled workers they need ahead of Brexit.
Updated to include information on the NHS streamlining programme.
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