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Worried about staff shortages due to Brexit? Here’s what to do.

 

Feeling concerned about finding reliable, skilled Polish or Eastern European workers and how your business will be affected as Brexit draws nearer?

Manufacturing firms are reportedly already struggling to find skilled staff, in the highest shortage of skilled workers since 1989 - and the service sector isn’t far behind, with 71% of firms facing a problem.

With these worrying statistics, and the latest news reports, it’s fair to say that Brexit is already beginning to make its mark on our economy - because it is.

So, if your Scotland-based business relies on a decent percentage of Eastern European workers on a daily basis, what should you be doing to prepare?

For over 14 years’ we’ve been connecting businesses with reliable Polish staff in and around the Edinburgh and Glasgow area (within the radius of 50 - 80 miles) - and we’re going to offer our own take on things, along with advice on how you can continue to find reliable workers with the right skills.

Is the UK about to face a mass exodus of foreign workers?

Hopefully not. There has been a lot of speculation on this subject - with some businesses angling for a deal which would still allow them access to EU workers - but currently, things are all a bit up in the air, and no-one really knows what will happen next.

However, here are the facts; in the final quarter of last year, over 3.5 million foreign workers were employed in the UK - two thirds of those workers were of EU origin (based on government figures).

Like we said above, UK manufacturers are already feeling the pressure from labour shortages, but we’re also seeing problems in the service sector; including hotels, restaurants, and banks - we’re talking around around four fifths of our economy.

The construction industry could also be hit from staff shortages caused by this theoretical mass exodus.

But we’re not here to fearmonger - just to think practically about your options and help talk through some possible solutions.

What’s the best way forward for finding Eastern European workers?  

There may be difficult times ahead, but it’s not all doom and gloom; and you have options to combat staff shortages due to Brexit.

If you ideally wish to continue recruiting skilled, reliable Polish or Eastern European workers for your business, the best way forward is to get into a working relationship with someone well-placed between the markets.

This could mean an agency that has access to Polish or Eastern European workers based in the UK, or it could mean sourcing them from outside the UK and facilitating their entry to work here.

This second option is particularly appealing to both candidates and the right agency, especially when a number of staff are required to fill your vacancies.

As long as you can offer stable assignment for a longer period of time with specific terms - let’s say minimum of around a month, working a set number of hours and offering, say, a minimum 35-hour week - then both the workers and agency will know what to expect.

Advice from a Polish (Edinburgh-based) recruitment agency

Say you liked the sound of associating yourself with the right agency… how should you go about finding one? Well, the first step would be to do your research, and find two or three well-placed local agencies (and if you’re in Edinburgh or Glasgow, there are a few).

The next step would be to open a dialogue with them, and trust your gut. Are they asking you all the right questions? Are they listening to you? You’ll probably have some questions of your own, such as their experience in the industry and the process they go through.

A good Polish recruitment agency should make you feel at ease, and take their time finding out about you and your business - they may even wish to visit you on your premises so they can get the best understanding of how you like to work.

To sum it all up

Brexit has a lot to answer for, and it’s not even here yet. However, we’ll make the best of the situation whatever happens - there is a gift in every challenge.

If you’re worried about the challenges it’s going to present and impact it may have on your workforce, remember you have options.

Choosing to align yourself with an agency who specialises in sourcing skilled Polish or Eastern European workers now could mean that as Brexit draws nearer, staff shortages aren’t as much of a problem.

If you’re in Scotland and would like to get in touch with us for some friendly, no-strings advice or to have an initial chat about how we can help, why not get in touch with us today?

We provide a fast and friendly personal service to help you find the best temporary staff in Edinburgh and Glasgow (or within the radius of 50 - 80 miles).













Worried about staff shortages due to Brexit? Here’s what to do.

 

Feeling concerned about finding reliable, skilled Polish or Eastern European workers and how your business will be affected as Brexit draws nearer?

Manufacturing firms are reportedly already struggling to find skilled staff, in the highest shortage of skilled workers since 1989 - and the service sector isn’t far behind, with 71% of firms facing a problem.

With these worrying statistics, and the latest news reports, it’s fair to say that Brexit is already beginning to make its mark on our economy - because it is.

So, if your Scotland-based business relies on a decent percentage of Eastern European workers on a daily basis, what should you be doing to prepare?

For over 14 years’ we’ve been connecting businesses with reliable Polish staff in and around the Edinburgh and Glasgow area (within the radius of 50 - 80 miles) - and we’re going to offer our own take on things, along with advice on how you can continue to find reliable workers with the right skills.

Is the UK about to face a mass exodus of foreign workers?

Hopefully not. There has been a lot of speculation on this subject - with some businesses angling for a deal which would still allow them access to EU workers - but currently, things are all a bit up in the air, and no-one really knows what will happen next.

However, here are the facts; in the final quarter of last year, over 3.5 million foreign workers were employed in the UK - two thirds of those workers were of EU origin (based on government figures).

Like we said above, UK manufacturers are already feeling the pressure from labour shortages, but we’re also seeing problems in the service sector; including hotels, restaurants, and banks - we’re talking around around four fifths of our economy.

The construction industry could also be hit from staff shortages caused by this theoretical mass exodus.

But we’re not here to fearmonger - just to think practically about your options and help talk through some possible solutions.

What’s the best way forward for finding Eastern European workers?  

There may be difficult times ahead, but it’s not all doom and gloom; and you have options to combat staff shortages due to Brexit.

If you ideally wish to continue recruiting skilled, reliable Polish or Eastern European workers for your business, the best way forward is to get into a working relationship with someone well-placed between the markets.

This could mean an agency that has access to Polish or Eastern European workers based in the UK, or it could mean sourcing them from outside the UK and facilitating their entry to work here.

This second option is particularly appealing to both candidates and the right agency, especially when a number of staff are required to fill your vacancies.

As long as you can offer stable assignment for a longer period of time with specific terms - let’s say minimum of around a month, working a set number of hours and offering, say, a minimum 35-hour week - then both the workers and agency will know what to expect.

Advice from a Polish (Edinburgh-based) recruitment agency

Say you liked the sound of associating yourself with the right agency… how should you go about finding one? Well, the first step would be to do your research, and find two or three well-placed local agencies (and if you’re in Edinburgh or Glasgow, there are a few).

The next step would be to open a dialogue with them, and trust your gut. Are they asking you all the right questions? Are they listening to you? You’ll probably have some questions of your own, such as their experience in the industry and the process they go through.

A good Polish recruitment agency should make you feel at ease, and take their time finding out about you and your business - they may even wish to visit you on your premises so they can get the best understanding of how you like to work.

To sum it all up

Brexit has a lot to answer for, and it’s not even here yet. However, we’ll make the best of the situation whatever happens - there is a gift in every challenge.

If you’re worried about the challenges it’s going to present and impact it may have on your workforce, remember you have options.

Choosing to align yourself with an agency who specialises in sourcing skilled Polish or Eastern European workers now could mean that as Brexit draws nearer, staff shortages aren’t as much of a problem.

If you’re in Scotland and would like to get in touch with us for some friendly, no-strings advice or to have an initial chat about how we can help, why not get in touch with us today?

We provide a fast and friendly personal service to help you find the best temporary staff in Edinburgh and Glasgow (or within the radius of 50 - 80 miles).











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EH6 7WW

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Email: office@pol-uk.biz
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