Can employers recruit abroad to address staff shortages?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 3 June 2021
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered: Staff Shortages, Recruiting Abroad, Brexit, Targeted Recruitment, International Recruitment

We found that 60% of the audience today have staff shortages. So can we go overseas? Are there cost implications, and tied on to that, can we have targeted recruitment, such as females that are out of the workforce?

We did an event earlier in the year, Seamus, with Allstate where they looked at trying to target, particularly women who had left and had been out of programming, computer programmers, for quite some time and said, "Well, we know they've got the raw skills. If we bring them in, we can retrain them and get them back quickly." So what are the legal issues really by either recruiting or the cost, recruiting overseas or targeting specific groups?

Seamus: It's interesting when you

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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