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Work visas and immigration post-Brexit: what can we expect?

Many organisations are not yet prepared for a world where we no longer have access to the best talent from a pool of 300m+ people without having to slap on a visa cost and process. Given that Brexit...
Nick Teige
Nick Teige
Redland Search
Posted on: 06.07.17
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Tackling Swindon's skills gap

Swindon's high-tech and engineering businesses are struggling to recruit highly-skilled workers but progress is being made.
Andrew Wells
Andrew Wells
Business West
Posted on: 16.05.17
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How the Metro Mayor can tackle racial inequality in the West of England

The Black South West Network recently hosted a series of roundtables assessing how the Metro Mayor can get to grips with racial inequality in the region once elected. Two recent reports assessing...
Sado Jirde
Sado Jirde
Black South West Network
Posted on: 28.04.17
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5 cheap and easy ways to design an office your staff will love

Designing a corporate space has often been thought of as a simple affair: buy a bunch of grey desks, the cheapest office chairs, and a few computers, and organise them in the most economical way...
Suhayl Laher
Suhayl Laher
Tiles Direct
Posted on: 23.03.17
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Gender Pay Gap Reporting, what does it mean for you?

From April 2017, Gender Pay Gap Reporting (GPG) will become mandatory for all employers with 250 employees or more. What does this mean for you? If you’ve got more than 250 employees you will have to...
Andrew Craig
Andrew Craig
Posted on: 14.03.17
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How to reduce the gender pay gap in your business

As businesses gear up to calculate and publish their gender pay gaps in compliance with the new regulations it is timely to reflect on what causes such gaps and what actions a business can take to...
Jackie Longworth
Jackie Longworth
Posted on: 09.03.17
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Apprenticeship facts and figures

Our infographic informs you on the benefits of apprenticeships, what you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy and how we can help support your skills challenges.
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 09.03.17
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3 reasons why taking on an apprentice makes perfect business sense

With National Apprenticeship Week this week and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, here's why taking on an apprentice could be one the best business decision you've ever made.
Andy Grey
Andy Grey
Business West
Posted on: 07.03.17
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Apprenticeships in small businesses

We’ve entered a new era for apprenticeships, so there’s no better time than now to get an apprentice into your small business.
Alex Richards
Alex Richards
Business West
Posted on: 06.03.17
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