“Can the UK Labour Force Meet Demand After Brexit?”

We are currently working with a number of clients, who employ large numbers of EU nationals.  This is for a number of reasons and the implications of Brexit are a very hot topic right now, for employers and those looking for work in the UK.  Especially given, that 7% (2.2 million) of the UK workforce is made up of EU workers and 15% of roles are low-skilled.

As members of the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation), we actively take part and enjoy the research that is conducted on behalf of the recruitment industry and the government.  There are many recommendations for employers and agencies, on how we can engage workers to get the best opportunities in roles that are becoming increasingly difficult to fill, with many EU nationals not seeing the UK as a viable option.

The following article will be of interest to those who hire low-skilled workers in light of the Brexit negotiations:


Recruitment Outlook for 2016

As a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, I receive regular updates as to the status of employment within the UK, as well as new regulations and legal issues.  The following link supplied by the REC, makes for some interesting reading for those within HR or in-house recruiters.  Items covered include employment surveys, outlook for the year ahead, sector growth and much more.  I hope you find it of interest.



LinkedIn survey – Why people leave their jobs

LinkedIn have surveyed 10,000 of their 7 million members to ascertain why people leave their jobs…

Findings show that large organisations (5,000 staff) are not retaining talent, whereas smaller businesses (500 staff and less) are attracting that talent.  The number 1 reason people left their companies was lack of career advancement and joined companies where there was a stronger career path. The 2nd reason was dissatisfaction with leadership of senior management and to gain a stronger benefits package. The 4 other factors included, unsatisfied with the work culture/environment, wanting more challenging work, unhappiness with benefits and salary and lack of reward/recognition.

To see the full report, please look at the following link: