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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:

 

Vocabulary for IELTS

A wide vocabulary is essential if you want to be fluent in English, and get good score in your IELTS test. But how do you achieve this?

Sitting down with your text books for an hour or two might help you learn some new words, but a more interesting way to retain new language might be to:

 

Staff learning English

Learning at work, whether it’s in-house practical job training or studying for a qualification, can be more effective if employers take into consideration the different learning styles of their staff. The onus is on the manager to adjust their management and training style to that of the learner, promoting a good working atmosphere and productive employees.

How many businesses can say they know what, or even if their employees are studying something outside of work? There are over 31 million working adults in the UK and up to 26% of them are working towards a qualification or learning for pleasure.

Punctuation in general can be a big pre-occupation for many people. You’ll always find someone who is annoyed by wrongly placed apostrophes. Listen to this Radio 4 programme, The Apostrophiser, about a man who is infuriated by people using inaccurate punctuation. 

 

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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.