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3rd April 2019

Workforce Management After Brexit

Brexit changes are coming soon, and HR teams across the UK are preparing for the potential challenges. Workforce management challenges HR teams will face can be minimised with proper planning and organisation. What will HR teams face after Brexit is finalised?

Talent Acquisition
Hiring talent from the EU could become challenging for UK companies post-Brexit due to potential changes in employment laws, reciprocal agreements with the EU regarding existing employees, and the registration process required for EU citizens working in the UK. HR teams can help prepare employees for the changes by giving them advanced warning of upcoming deadlines to file paperwork, and continuing conversations for planning ahead.

Employee Management
If your employees who are EU citizens are not planning on applying for Settled Status, they could potentially leave your organisation post-Brexit. How would this affect your workforce? Are your other employees able to accommodate new workloads or take over projects from their colleagues? Helping your EU employees navigate the Settled Status process can be a great retention tool, and evaluating your current team now can prepare you for potential issues in the future.

Automation and Technology Enhancements
To help overwhelmed HR teams, technology and automation can be a key component to reducing administrative efforts. HR teams can focus more on employee well-being if they are not focused on tasks related to payroll and HR administration. Providing your HR staff with technology solutions helps employees as well, with access to self-service tools and automating personal changes. Allowing your HR team to automate manual processes also helps to ensure compliance with new regulations and gives employees better access to important information.

As Brexit continues to evolve, it is vital to help HR teams prepare for the potential changes, automate administrative processes, and ensure their workforce is ready for new challenges.

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