Matthew Pinto-Chilcott, Owner of Consensus HR comments: “It is great to see today, in a wide range of papers that the UK jumps up rankings for highly skilled overseas workers following changes to migration after Brexit and moving up nine places and this will hopefully make a major difference to those industries that are currently experiencing major problems with recruiting the right people. My question is the ‘Highly Skilled’ point and what this entails. Many organisations since Brexit are currently experiencing major problems with recruitment and whether you were for Brexit or not, this needs to be addressed so that we can get back to pre-Brexit levels. We wait to see what all parties suggest going forward to allow all business sectors the ability to attract the right talent for the role from a range of sources whether this is within the UK or wider afield, whilst ensuring that all areas of best practice HR, the Law, Equality and Diversity are followed for the benefit of the business, economy, and member(s) of the team.”
NEWS ARTICLE: UK jumps up rankings for highly skilled overseas workers
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UK has shot up the rankings of countries that are most attractive to highly qualified workers due to changes to the migration regime introduced after Brexit. The OECD said the latest rankings reflected the UK’s decision to abolish its quota for highly skilled workers as well as the success enjoyed by many overseas workers in the country. The UK enjoyed the largest improvement in “talent attractiveness” in 2023, moving up nine places to 7th since 2019 and climbing above the US and Canada for the first time. The study listed New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and Australia as the countries with the best conditions for attracting highly qualified workers from overseas.
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