Timing perfect for first HR forum in IRN Brexit Series

The IRN Brexit Series HR Forum provided the ideal platform to discuss the question of immigration, which is at the forefront of many business minds following the government’s immigration paper leak.

Timing perfect for first HR forum in IRN Brexit Series
With the recently leaked immigration paper being the strongest hint yet of the government’s current thinking on skills post-Brexit, the IRN Brexit Series conference provided the ideal opportunity for HR looking to put thinking around Brexit into positive action.

Brexit uncertainty an HR concern

Event organiser, Mustafa Chaudhry, introduced the IRN HR Brexit forum, explaining that so far, uncertainty has been a key theme throughout the past 12 months.“Yesterday, we talked about what Brexit planning is. Today, we are in to the people aspect. We want to have open, two-way discussions around how HR can respond to the challenges and opportunities of Brexit.”
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 The meeting of around 50 delegates and 15 high-level speakers, including representatives from the Institute of Directors, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), the Chartered Management Institute and employers including Siemens, Lloyd’s of London and Libra Group, have certainly delivered on this, with delegates active participants in the forum through the interactive polls and questions. 

Where do businesses stand?

The REC’s Kate Shoesmith, chairing the forum throughout the day, commented at the outset of the importance of garnering the views of employers, “I think the timing for this conference is really good. It couldn’t have been better timed in many ways.Referring to the Repeal Bill’s uncertain passage through Parliament, the stalled Brexit talks and the Guardian newspaper publishing a leaked government draft of proposals for post-Brexit immigration policy, Ms Shoesmith said these events underscore how important it is that the views of businesses are listened to.“The response from businesses to the government leak shows how united businesses are,” she said. “The paper was just a leak, but the advice and guidance we can give to government, and your input today, are really important.”For related news and features, visit our International Assignments section.Access hundreds of global services and suppliers in our Online DirectoryClick to get to the Relocate Global Online Directory  Get access to our free Global Mobility Toolkit

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