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Brexit could have ‘severe’ impact on hospitality and construction, says Totaljobs

Totaljobs has looked at the possible impact a Brexit could have on the skills shortage.

It found that near full employment is set to continue with acute skills gaps felt across many sectors in the UK and there is no indication that this will ease anytime soon. Some disruption to the economy and employment figures may be inevitable due to the uncertainty around the outcome of the upcoming Brexit referendum.

The company revealed that there is much debate around the possible impact of Brexit on the job market, with some sectors potentially facing significant challenge. For example, hospitality and construction are sectors with perhaps a higher percentage of foreign-born UK residents in their workforce – people on whom they rely to fulfil their workforce needs. If Britain votes to leave the European Union the impact on candidate flow into these sectors may be severe.

Employers who manage this uncertainty internally, communicating plans to their employees and offering support where needed, are likely to experience less workforce disruption. In terms of the potential skills gap this may create, the best approach for employers is to continue to focus their recruitment approach with the candidate in mind, according to Totaljobs.

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