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The popularity of these relaxed conversation groups across the country is on the rise. They are generally free of charge, unusual these days, which could be why they’re popping up in universities, pubs and restaurants. So isn’t it time to set up a workplace language café at your company?

 

If you’ve made a visit to the water cooler over the last few days, you may have noticed one hot topic of conversation in the break room, particularly if many of your employees are from the EU.

Last month we looked at the employer’s responsibility to make sure their staff have the right to work in the UK, which included competency in English.  We thought it would be useful to extend this theme, so this month we’re delving into the English Language requirements for settlement  (Indefinite Leave to Remain).

 

 

What does the Gig Economy mean for overseas staff?

 

Are your workers part of the gig economy?  If you’re in hospitality or a service based industry, then the answer is probably a big fat yes.

 

The Collins English Dictionary defines the gig economy as:

 

With all the uncertainty of Brexit, your EU staff are bound to feel unsettled and out of kilter. The new proposals on the status of EU citizens in the UK have cast a shadow of doubt over their right to live in the UK. As a result they will need some extra care and attention in this period of adjustment.

 

Reliance on European and EEA labour is increasing, rather than decreasing, according to recent figures by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Employment for non UK nationals has risen by almost 10% from the first quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017.

 

Countries in Europe, flags

Following Theresa May’s recent proposals about the rights of EU citizens in the UK, we thought a breakdown of the most relevant points for businesses would be appropriate.

Do you like speaking to people you don't know? I know many people who don't! Whether you're giving a presentation at a conference or talking to just one person, you may find speaking challenging. If so, then these tips are for you. 

 

1.        Calm down dear!

It’s often said that travel broadens your horizons. It can also inspire great change in work practices,  develop new innovative ways of thinking and help us to take the best of what’s new in our industry and adapt it to our own work.

 

Following last month’s changes to the immigration rules, there are now new procedures in place for employees to contact the Immigration Service. 

 

From June 2017 a new commercial partner of the government, Sitel UK, will be handling all customer enquiries.  If your potential staff are based outside the UK they need to be aware that:

 

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The popularity of these relaxed conversation groups across the country is on the rise. They are generally free of charge, unusual these days, which could be why they’re popping up in universities, pubs and restaurants. So isn’t it time to set up a workplace language café at your company?