Global mobility

Fall in migrant workers could cause skills shortages

A sharp decrease in the inflow of migrant workers could lead to a skills shortage just as the economy begins to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.

New immigration system could exclude two thirds of EU workers

The skilled worker visa under the UK’s new immigration system could make future recruitment from the EU much harder than before and mean some sectors will struggle to recruit.

Brexit talks failings threaten already uncertain jobs market, say Lords

?UK trade negotiations with the EU are at risk of leaving those in the professional and business services sectors unprepared.

Employers warned of looming deadline for EU workers to sort visas

Employers have been warned that the deadline for EU workers to have made their UK visa applications is fast approaching.

Points-based immigration update leaves more questions unanswered

A new fast-track Health and Care Visa will be coming to the UK as part of forthcoming plans to move to a points-based immigration system.

Immigration bill barring EU nationals accused of hypocrisy

The government’s immigration bill has been criticised as hypocritical for its proposal to end ‘unskilled’ immigration in December, ignoring the fact that many low-earning key workers are EU nationals....

Employers unable to hire new EU arrivals in 2021

The vast majority of UK employers will be unable to hire new arrivals from the EU in 2021, the latest government data shows

Organisations lacked pandemic preparation before COVID-19 outbreak

Two-thirds (66%) of UK organisations had no plans in place for responding to a pandemic before the COVID-19 outbreak, new research from Databarracks shows.

The impact of coronavirus on workforces and global mobility

The impact of COVID-19 has reached almost all aspects of normal everyday life. One of the first areas to become affected was global mobility.

Changes to employment law in April 2020: what employers should know

Employers across the UK are naturally preoccupied with the COVID-19 outbreak at present.

MAYBE DIFF SLANT Managing social and psychological threats when working abroad

Social and psychological threats can have a strong effect on how assignees feel and behave in their host environments

Coronavirus and its potential impact on employee rights

There could be backlash from employees if businesses have to cut staff or reduce hours as a response to drops in business due to the coronavirus

Global mobility