This week in HRreview: 12th -16th August

Listed below are the biggest stories you may have missed on HRreview this week.

Recruitment for high and medium skilled jobs bolstered by non-EU workers

The UK has seen an increase of 123,000 non-EU citizens in the workforce between Q1 2018 and Q1 2019, who the majority of have been subject to a skill threshold.The increase in non-EU citizens coming to work in the UK has eased recruitment difficulties for medium and high-skilled roles.

Death from industry disease nearly doubles since mid-90s as asbestos at ‘crisis level’

Deaths by industrial disease have increased by nearly half since 1995 with the UK’s death toll from asbestos being at ‘crisis level’. There were 2,079 deaths by industrial disease recorded by coroners in England and Wales in 2018, a 44 per cent rise compared to the 1,878 in 1995.

With Thompsons Solicitors, a law firm who specialises in injuries and mistreatment stating that the most well-known types of industrial diseases related to asbestos.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in July 2019 released information stating there were 2,523 deaths in 2017 from mesothelioma, cancer mainly caused by the breathing in of asbestos. The HSE predicted that these numbers will remain at these levels for the rest of this decade before starting to decline.

John-Claude Hesketh: Recruiting and retaining talented leaders – now and in the future

In this article, Mr Hesketh explains that every company expects its senior talent to be successful – especially if that talent is hired from outside the organisation or even outside the industry.  He argues that even senior executives need help in developing their talents.

Analytics could be used more effectively

A survey was carried out by MHR Analytics found, that 45 per cent of HR decision makers feel their people data could be used in a more efficient way and 35 per cent find it hard to progress with analytics due to a lack of skills.

UK employees suffer from ‘guilty vacation syndrome’ adding to the rise of ‘burnout’

The majority of UK employees, 67 per cent of women and 59 per cent of men have suffered from ‘guilty vacation syndrome’ which Perkbox, an employee experience platform has attributed to the rise of ‘burnout’. They describe the syndrome as the urge to cancel or delay a holiday due to guilt.

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