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.
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.
The CIPD has warned that today's falling migration figures will further hamper employers' ability to recruit EU workers.
EU citizens would not have any "automatic right" to work in the UK after the Brexit transition period, Sajid Javid has said.
Practical guidance on employing foreign students under tier 4 of the points-based system.
The removal of doctors and nurses from the cap on Tier 2 visas for highly-skilled workers has been welcomed and could be part of the solution to the NHS's resourcing crisis. But what about other sectors struggling to get the staff they need? Ashleigh Wight looks at how others will benefit and what needs to be done to make the migration system fairer.
With a review of the Tier 2 visa system for non-EU nationals promised by home secretary Sajid David, Rachel Harvey from Shakespeare Martineau sets out what employers would like to see.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to recruiting foreign nationals.