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Half of employers say Brexit will worsen skills gap

Almost two thirds of employers (65%) believe that they will be negatively impacted by skills shortages in 2018, according to a research paper entitled “Solving the UK Skills Sho...

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Skills shortage threatens UK’s potential in tech and innovation post-Brexit, MPs warned

The UK’s chances of taking a global lead in science, technology and innovation post-Brexit are at risk due to a shortage of suitably qualified and digitally savvy business leade...

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Employer confidence at lowest since referendum, reveals REC

Employer confidence in the UK’s economy is at its lowest since the referendum, with a net balance of -14, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & E...

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REC endorses CBI’s call for Brexit urgency on jobs

CBI director-general, Carolyn Fairbairn, has today given a speech on what will make a good Brexit. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) endorses their call for a...

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Did Brexit really mean Brexit in 2017?

Jo Sellick, managing director of Sellick Partnership As we near the end of 2017 and reflect back on a year that has been politically turbulent to say the least, it is time to lo...

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Brexit curbs planned growth and investments for one in four UK SMEs, Index finds

The latest ‘UK SME Confidence Index’ from Vistage has revealed that one in four SME leaders say both their planned business growth (25%) and planned investments (23%) have been ...

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Post-Brexit immigration system must allow for EU workers of all skill levels, says REC

There is insufficient volume of UK nationals willing and able to fill the low-skill roles currently done by EU nationals, and changing recruitment strategies and automation won’...

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May breaks Brexit stalemate but did Florence speech go far enough?

Jo Sellick, managing director of Sellick Partnership Theresa May’s speech in Florence was delivered boldly and there were many mentions of creativity and partnership, but how re...

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Hiring in the North rebounds after Brexit jitters

Job vacancies in the North of England increased by 2.3% in the 12 months to 31st July 2017 compared to the previous year according to the latest data from the Association of Pro...

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Has the cut in banking jobs created a surge in tech applications?

Sopra Steria Banking Since the Brexit vote last year there has been much discussion on what impact the vote may have on the recruitment and retention of talented graduates. In t...