Improve current employment practices
Identify opportunities to streamline procedures and implement efficiencies. This includes evaluating the make-up of your current mobile population and understanding the impact of increasing costs of international assignments.
Position yourself as an employer of choice
Reduced access to EU labour, coupled with a fall in the pound impacting on international workers, means businesses need to work hard to retain and attract the skills they need.
Ensure your employee value proposition is as attractive as it can be. Consider:
- developing and reviewing remuneration packages, benefits and incentive schemes with an increased focus on non-cash benefits
- providing assistance with citizenship applications and work-permits.
Leadership is vital to success.
Create a robust and effective engagement plan with employees to maintain their focus and trust.
Develop domestic talent
Explore alternative solutions to sourcing labour.
The Apprenticeship Levy provides an opportunity for employers to develop the skill sets of their current workforce.
Organisations should utilise funds to train their workforce, resolve skills gap and retain talent whilst minimising costs.
Automation provides business with an opportunity to both reduce reliance on low-skilled labour and invest for the future.
The UK is only slightly ahead of the global average when it comes the use of robotics, meaning lots of opportunity for growth.