UK being left behind in the tech talent race due to outdated visa system

The contest to attract tech talent is fiercer than ever. Despite the recent economic slowdown and many businesses contending with the prospect of layoffs, the demand for tech professionals is rising.

Improvise, adapt, overcome: HR in the Ukrainian war

After the brutal invasion of Ukraine, HR magazine reporter Millicent Machell finds out how one of the country’s largest business groups used HR as a survival superpower

The importance of safeguarding LGBT+ business travellers

Over the last 20 years, there has been remarkable global progress in LGBT+ rights, paving the way for greater inclusivity and diversity in many parts of the world.

Fines for businesses employing illegal migrants to triple

Fines for businesses that knowingly employ illegal migrants are set to triple from their current rate at the start of 2024 following new rules announced by the government on 7 August.

Relocating your employees? Don’t compromise on sustainability

Sustainability has soared to the top of the business agenda across the globe.

Government’s reactive approach to immigration is stymying growth

On 17 July 2023, the Home Office announced that it is relaxing visa requirements for construction workers. Various roles within the construction sector, including plasterers, carpenters, joiners,...

Upgrade the passport system to unlock global talent

A study from The Learning and Work Institute suggests skills shortages will cost the UK £120 billion by 2030.

Key HR strategies for managing immigration

Immigration will, it seems, always be at or near the top of any government’s list of national concerns. For this reason, the UK’s system of managed migration is often the subject of review, redesign...

Amazon, Hilton, and Kraft Heinz join commitment to hire 250,000 refugees

As the Ukraine war continues, 41 leading companies have announced they will provide over 250,000 Ukrainian refugee women and refugees from other countries with jobs and training.

UK's most unusual job vacancies revealed

The UK has a hidden range of jobs employers cannot recruit for due to a lack of skills, including wigmaker, canine beautician and knitter.

How strike laws and restrictions differ across Europe

Sustained and widespread strike action continues to dominate the headlines this year, driven by rising inflation and the cost of living crisis. While the potential for severe disruption is a common...

Legal risks of taking employees abroad

2023 has seen a surge in company sponsored retreats, including ski trips and short and long-haul breaks. Many employers view such perks as a vital tool in the war for talent since they retain, engage...