UK risks low-value, low-skills economy post-Brexit

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UK risks low-value, low-skills economy post-Brexit The CIPD has called on the government to make additional skills funding for workplaces a priority as the UK risks becoming a low-value, low-skills economy after Brexit, according to research. From ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’: making the UK’s skills system world class found that England and Northern Ireland together rank in… Continue reading

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UK’s skills crisis laid bare as new CIPD report shows nation is bottom of international class on key measures

UK’s skills crisis laid bare as new CIPD report shows nation is bottom of international class on key measures     A report by CIPD has highlighted the issue of two decades of under-investment and failed policy on skills in the UK has contributed to the country lagging well behind its competitors in Europe and most… Continue reading

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Will Brexit lead to a foreign talent exodus?

Will Brexit lead to a foreign talent exodus? Following the triggering of Article 50 a big concern for British business is the potential loss of 2.2 million EU citizens to the workforce. – – Amendments to the Brexit bill that guaranteed their right to remain in the UK were rejected as it passed through parliament… Continue reading

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Eurozone unemployment at lowest since 2009

Eurozone unemployment at lowest since 2009 The eurozone’s unemployment rate has continued to fall, dropping to a near eight-year low in February. Figures from the Eurostat agency showed the jobless rate fell from 9.6 per cent in January to 9.5 per cent – the lowest since May 2009. The lowest unemployment rates were in the… Continue reading

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Brexit begins: What does HR need to know?

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Brexit begins: What does HR need to know?     So, the process of Brexit is set to finally begin today. It has the potential to change UK business forever but no one yet knows quite how much.  HR departments have been scrambling to prepare for the changes. Peter Cheese, the CEO of the CIPD,… Continue reading

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