Portsmouth Business School

Past Hot Topics

No Staff, No Money, No Business - Can UK Business Recruitment Survive BREXIT

  • Date: 22 March 2017
  • Time: 5.30pm
  • Venue: Richmond building, Portland St, Portsmouth PO1 3DE

In 2015 3.2 million EU citizens were living and working in the UK accounting for 5% of the UK population. The NHS alone reported 55,000 employees of EU origin. Given these large numbers will a post-brexit UK be able to cope with the potential change in personnel? Will the change happen at all and what can we learn about recruitment and retention from our experience of recruiting from outside the European Union?

At this exciting Hot Topic Karen Johnston, Professor of Organisational Studies at the University of Portsmouth and Sue Love, Director at LoveHRSolutions Ltd teamed up to offer a reflective review of what HR and recruitment issues might face the UK business community after we leave.

Using knowledge and practical experience they delivered an overview of the potential problems, lessons that can be learned from existing activities and thoughts on how to increase business resilience ahead of the change.

The event was followed by a live Q&A and networking to foster peer-based discussion and learning.

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