Many people have concerns about Brexit for a wide range of different reasons, but the top Brexit issue that urgently requires more clarity is the future status and rights of EU citizens that are living and working in the UK. Employers have an extremely tricky task ahead of managing and supporting their migrant workforce through this uncertain and worrying time.
We have been speaking to many of our clients about their concerns with a migrant workforce and what they should and should not be doing to prepare for the nest stages of Brexit; there is a lot of concern out there in the working environment because there is such a huge amount of uncertainty.
There has been a new legal guide created by CIPD in collaboration with Fragomen Worldwide that is available for HR and employers; this guide clearly addresses the practicalities of what Brexit means for EU employees and the processes that need to be put in place so your EU employees and their families can continue to live and work in the UK.
The prospect of free movement coming to an end during the year 2019 had not yet put EU citizens off coming to work in the UK; in fact EU citizens still seem completely undeterred with research showing EU nationals in employment figures are continuing to grow and are reaching record highs.
If you are an employer and have concerns about retaining your EU staff or your workforce planning generally in light of Brexit then please feel free to give us a call; we will be happy to talk through any concerns with you and help you discover insight and practical strategies that will help you prepare for the next stages of Brexit and keep your EU workforce and business safe.
Here at aspire cambridge we are happy to help in any way we can; just pick up the phone and ask – 01223 855441.