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    Coronavirus employment measures across Europe

    Shutterstock As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, governments across Europe have implemented extraordinary measures to help employers and staff to deal with downturns in business, lockdowns and curfews, and workplace closures. XpertHR highlights some of the key measures put in place. Differing approaches to job retention (furlough) schemes While the UK has introduced a […] More

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    ‘Work at home? That’s scaremongering’: business risk and Covid lessons

    Business travellers are having to be aware of new risks and procedures Shutterstock On 5 March, Personnel Today attended a conference on global pandemics at which business risk and health experts told delegates drawn from HR departments, logistics and management what they might expect over the coming weeks and months. Adam McCulloch catches up with […] More

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    Judge Orders DACA Program Restored

    ​A federal judge ordered the full reinstatement of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to both accept new applications and grant work permits to all eligible beneficiaries. Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for […] More

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    Chinese IT specialists top visa approval ratios

    Photo: Shutterstock While India, US, and Nigeria were the top three countries from which ‘exceptional talent’ has come into the UK through the Global Talent Visa, Chinese IT experts have been approved for UK visas at a higher percentage than any other nation, according to new data. Russian migrants working and investing in the UK […] More

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    EAD Approval Notices Will Not Be Accepted After Feb. 1

    ​Foreign workers will be able to continue using employment authorization document (EAD) approval notices as List C documents to establish work authorization through Feb. 1, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced. The accommodation will permit employees with approval notices to complete the I-9 verification process and begin work prior to receiving their EAD […] More

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    How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

    EQRoy / Shutterstock The UK’s new points-based immigration system opens for visa applications today (1 December 2020). Will the system make it easier or harder for employers to have access to skilled personnel? In a significant shift from the past, the new system will apply to European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals in the […] More

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    Risk of foreign investors being deterred by new immigration rules

    Photo: Shutterstock (posed by model) According to immigration specialist Yash Dubal, who advises foreign businesses that wish to set up satellite offices in the UK, new visa rules coming into operation from 1 January 2021 could lead to considerable confusion. Dubal, director at AY&J Solicitors. added that the government had also muddled its messaging by […] More

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    ‘Infodemic’ and ‘Covid myopia’ pose risks to global workforce

    Business travellers reported the highest level of risk since 2016 after a record low in 2018 Photo: Shutterstock Risks facing the global workforce have reached their highest level since 2016, with a growing ‘infodemic’, mental health issues and ‘Covid-19 myopia’ posing significant challenges to businesses in the months to come. Health and security services company […] More

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    US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

    President-elect Joe Biden will reverse many of Donald Trump’s immigration rules. Photo: CNP/DPA/PA Images The election of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States of America is set to mark a new era in US immigration. Nita Upadhye examines how global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump and how things might look […] More

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    Recruiters Hire Locally for Global Work

    ​The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the talent acquisition landscape worldwide. Recruiters are now looking for local candidates in a globally connected world, practitioners said at the recent 2020 Talent42 Digital conference, which helps recruiters hire top technical talent. “It’s an incredible time right now in talent acquisition,” said Noelle Hunt Bennett, senior leader of global […] More

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    Building skills the top priority for HR leaders in 2021

    HR leaders were asked to list their priorities. Photo: Shutterstock HR leaders’ top priority for 2021 is to add critical skills, once the immediate threat of the Covid-19 crisis recedes, a prominent study has found, while questions emerge over trust in and quality of senior management. According to global business analyst and consultancy Gartner in […] More

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    Boardrooms now more meritocratic and diverse, study suggests

    Evidence shows that FTSE100 boardrooms are becoming more diverse and meritocratic, a study published today has claimed, with less reliance on familiar backgrounds and educational institutions. The study, by New Street Consulting Group, found that 79% of directors of FTSE100 businesses came from educational backgrounds outside of the global top 30 universities such as Oxford […] More

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