HireRight white paper: Changing immigration policy brings talent acquisition challenges

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Several European governments are under pressure from their voters to place stricter limits on immigration rules, at the same time as pan-EU labour movement is becoming easier. Thousands of citizens from most recent accession countries such as Bulgaria and Romania will soon be free to travel across the continent in search of work.

More stringent conditions are acting as a disincentive to some inbound labour, particularly students, creating the risk of skills shortages across various professions. Some major employer groups in the UK are concerned that these growing shortages may put the country at a disadvantage with global competitors such as the United States and Australia, where entry requirements are less onerous, or where conditions are perceived to be easing.

At the same time, employers faced with a new influx of labour from EU accession countries are increasingly concerned about verifying candidates’ credentials. With language barriers and access to background information sometimes difficult or impossible to surmount, they are looking for ways to mitigate the risks they face.

This white paper looks at the threats to employers’ recruitment positions in the coming years, based on the most recent evidence and statistics. Throughout the paper, there are proposals for best practice solutions, gathered from professionals in the sector.

Click here to download the white paper 



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