The BBC have reported today that “The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK rose by a quarter in three months, according to official figures.
The Office for National Statistics said 141,000 were employed from April to June compared with 112,000 in the previous three months, up nearly 26%.
Temporary restrictions on the type of jobs people from the two countries can do are due to expire later this year. This has led immigration campaigners to claim that there will be an even bigger increase next year.” Read the BBC article in full
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.
HireRight’s latest white paper ‘Changing immigration policy brings talent acquisition challenges’, looks at the issue of migration and the potential impact on UK employers. Throughout the paper, there are proposals for best practice solutions, gathered from professionals in the sector.