Brexit – The Business and Recruitment Impact

Brexit – The Business and Recruitment Impact

There is no doubt that June’s decision to leave the EU represents a challenging time for British business and the economy which in turn could lead to major changes in the UK job market.  The priority now is to ensure there is a period of calm and stability whilst the government works to ensure that there is as limited an impact as possible. 

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) have sent a message to their members (including Intro Personnel) stating the need to underline the fact that nothing in the UK’s current relationship with the EU will change overnight. There will be a prolonged period of renegotiation and readjustment; during this time everything possible needs to be done to help businesses to continue to grow and create jobs.  Kevin Green, the CEO of the REC has stated that “Brexit mustn’t break the UK jobs machine”.

There are some excellent articles online in the aftermath of last Friday’s result which we have shared below which will hopefully be of interest:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jun/26/how-will-brexit-affect-britains-trade-with-europe

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-eu-referendum-what-happens-now-immigration-economy-recession-holidays-a7097881.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36639261

As we are now in unique territory, the only certainty is that nobody knows with any certainty what will happen in the coming weeks and months!  Intro Personnel will be monitoring the continuing impact of Brexit and working closely with our clients to understand the impacts on their business and how we can continue to attract the best candidates in an already challenging jobs market.