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Employers can do more to address staff shortfall posed by Brexit, according to recruitment specialist Human One
Employers can do more to address staff shortfall posed by Brexit, according to recruitment specialist Human OneBefore the 2016 referendum on EU membership, net migration from the bloc hit a peak of 219,000. This figure has been in steady decline ever since the British people voted to leave and has fuelled concerns of a Brexit associated skills shortfall, particularly with an Australian-style points based immigration system set to enter force once the Brexit transitional period has lapsed. Yet, recruitment specialists are still adapting to ride out the storm in their industry, and one in particular feels that industry and employers may have the answer to dealing with the staff shortage they fear.
UCL report criticises proliferation of new housing developments built beside roadsA report by University College London has criticised planners and engineers for allowing new housing developments to be built next to roads which do not accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.
Government loses votes on EU Withdrawal Bill in the LordsThe government’s EU Withdrawal Bill has been held up after losing three votes in the House of Lords.
Government intervention could help solve care industry’s retention struggles, says home care provider Fairhope
Government intervention could help solve care industry’s retention struggles, says home care provider FairhopeAmong the Conservatives’ pledges ahead of the historic December general election victory, there was a visible focus on adding nurses to the NHS workforce through better retention measures. However, one homecare provider believes that government intervention must also extend to the social care industry, where the very same retention problems are apparent.
Accommodating fire protection apprenticeships as part of levy reforms important for firms like Pyrotect
Accommodating fire protection apprenticeships as part of levy reforms important for firms like PyrotectAs the apprenticeship levy’s shortcomings come increasingly under the microscope and pressure for reform increases, various potential improvements to the scheme are coming to the fore.
Government weighing up House of Lords relocationConservative party chairman James Cleverly has told Sky News that the government is exploring moving the House of Lords out of London permanently.
Businesses warn of food price rises under government’s Brexit planBusinesses say that food prices going up could be one of many outcomes of Brexit after chancellor Sajid Javid told the Financial Times that the UK will diverge from some EU rules.
AEME has helped UK chart course for indoor air quality and legislation for the home could be nextPeter Reid of AEME and Overclean has pioneered the raising of awareness and standards for indoor air quality in the UK and all over the world with the development of a centre dedicated to training in-ventilation cleaning and hygiene. To build on this headway, government legislation must follow to help increase indoor air quality in another important zone: the home.
Reaching out to school-age youngsters could be key to addressing Conneely Group’s concernsAs the skills shortage intensifies and the finger of blame is pointed at the mismanagement of the apprenticeship levy, it is becoming apparent that not only is government action required, but it must be supplemented by help from the construction industry itself and educational bodies to fully address the problem.
Recognition for Walthamstow School for Girls pupil casts new light on longstanding concerns for Affinity Financial Advisors
Recognition for Walthamstow School for Girls pupil casts new light on longstanding concerns for Affinity Financial AdvisorsEarlier in January, the East London & West Essex Guardian published a story about Walthamstow School for Girls pupil, Mominah Ramzan, who has been recognised for her work in helping raise awareness for schoolchildren on how to save money.
Short-term Brexit skills shortfall could help firms like Alba Power retrain staff with custom apprenticeship schemes