Tags: Employing and Vetting Non-UK Nationals

Government takes off eight jobs from shortage occupation list

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Firms hit hard by immigration constraints

Nearly half of companies who employ non-EU workers have reported a negative impact on business as a result of the immigration cap. The problem has been made worse by an increasing skills gap, claim King’s College London and law firm Speechly Bircham. The number of organisations experiencing a shortage of key staff rose to one…

The coalition government’s plan to introduce a cap on immigration has not been welcomed with open arms by UK businesses. This is according to John Philpott, chief economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, who claimed that employers will not look favourably on the move as it restricts them from taking on foreigners…

An expert from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said that a blanket cap on immigration will deprive the UK of workers with skills that may be in demand in the future. While Les Berridge, spokesperson for the REC’s technology executive group, admitted that the country will not be needing extra PC support, testing,…

It is now unlawful for trade union members to be denied employment through blacklists, under new regulations that come into effect today. To prevent employers from blacklisting workers for their trade union membership or activities the Government has introduced new rules banning the practice. The move follows public consultation on the subject and evidence that…

The CIPD and KPMG today release the migrant worker findings from their quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey, a week ahead of the ONS Migration Statistics Quarterly Report. The findings from the Labour Market Outlook survey show that the recession has not dampened employers’ enthusiasm for hiring migrant workers. Around one in five (19%) employers recruited…

Two immigration offenders have been caught working illegally at Wasabisabi in Sheffield last week following a crackdown on rogue employers. Officers from the UK Border Agency targeted Wasabisabi, 227a London Road in Sheffield in an intelligence led operation shortly after 1730 on Tuesday 26 January. They found two Chinese males, aged 24 and 42, working…

In the future, employers may turn to online sources to screen potential employees ahead of the recruitment process, it has been claimed. Indeed, HR managers are increasingly using online profiles on social networking sites to assess the suitability of potential recruits, according to the results of a new survey. The research by Microsoft UK revealed…

An influx of migrant workers has had an effect on the wages of the UK’s lowest paid workers, a new report has revealed. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, over the past six years, some 1.5 million eastern Europeans have arrived in the UK, with the report, written by the Migration Policy Institute,…

The Equality & Human Rights Commission has published the first comprehensive report looking at the skills and employment patterns of Britain’s eastern European migrants. The UK’s New Europeans Report found that these migrants were primarily working in low skilled, low paid employment. Despite having higher education attainment levels than local employees, eastern Europeans earned on…

Thirty-eight agencies, in the teaching and childcare sectors, have been issued with warnings by the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate (EAS) for failing to comply with the law. Eleven agencies were not following the correct processes when carrying out identity and qualification checks on people they planned to supply for work. EAS acted swiftly, although no…

Eight Israeli illegal workers have been removed from the UK after they were caught selling hair and beauty products to Christmas shoppers at Cribbs Causeway. We will not turn a blind eye to foreign nationals working in the UK without permission. Jane Farleigh, Wales and the South West Regional Director, UK Border Agency   Acting…

HRreview has compiled a selection of interesting videos focussed on emplying and vetting non-UK nationals, including:
The Point’s Based System: A comprehensive guide to the UK’s new system for those wanting to live and work in the UK
The UK Boarder Agency: the new UK Border Agency is working to strengthen the country’s borders, overseeing immigration, customs and citizenship.