Posts Tagged: skills shortages

Manufacturing Skills Shortages At All Time High

With UK employment at an all time high and the number of EU nationals coming to work in the UK continuing to fall dramatically, UK manufacturers are facing the biggest shortage of skilled workers since 1989. UK employment is at its highest level since 1971 and unemployment is at its lowest since 1975, making it even […]

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Immigration & Brexit – Skills Update November 2018

In November 2018 the UK government set out the latest draft of its post-Brexit immigration policy. In this latest draft agreement the UK Prime Minister (PM)  said the focus will be on talents and skills, not EU (European Union) passports. Current UK Immigration System At present, people from the European Economic Area (EEA), which includes […]

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Skills Shortages UK Manufacturing – Solving The Crisis


The UK Skills Gap With continuous demand for skilled employees in some of the country’s highest growth sectors, the UK skills gap is a major and well-publicised crisis that, according to a recent report by Open University (OU), is costing the UK more than £2bn a year. The OU found 91% of organisations struggled to find […]

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UK Vacancies Up 11.9% In Q3 2018

The UK economy enjoyed a boost over the summer of 2018  as the number of UK vacancies rose by 11.9%. Salaries also increased in Q3 2018, up 4.3% compared  to Q3 2017.  The rise in vacancies shows that employers still have confidence in the economy, despite Brexit uncertainty and the unemployment rate at its lowest rate since […]

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HR Spotlight – Key Issues – August 2018


HR departments today are increasingly having to embrace and deal with a much wider and more difficult set of challenges than in decades gone by in order to effectively support their organisations day-to-operations and strategic growth plans – from ongoing skills shortages to major UK and European legislative changes such as GDPR and Brexit to integrating […]

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