Brexit changes raise a number of questions for employers. For hiring companies in need of reliable, quality staff, concerns over workforce planning remain front of mind. Can businesses still find enough staff? Is hiring casually a thing of the past? How will admin and payroll change, and how can HR teams cope with the increase in paperwork?
For businesses in need of seamless solutions, we’ve laid out how Coople can help overcome each of these Brexit challenges below.
Dealing with admin and payroll for EU workers after Brexit
Employers with EU citizens on their payroll or looking to hire EU citizens may expect to see an increase in paperwork as a result of changes to right to work checks. As part of the new verification process, employers will be required to retain evidence of each employee’s documentation showing their right to work, along with a note of the date this was carried out. These records must be retained throughout each worker’s employment, and for another two years after their employment comes to an end. With all these new processes and thorough paperwork requirements, can employers still hire workers casually? With Coople, the answer is yes.
We make hiring simple. As the legal employer, we ensure our workforce is fully vetted through right to work and visa checks so that you don’t have to. Whether you’re hiring for a shift or months at a time, Coople can help you to choose, hire and manage verified workers in just a few hours. You can also forget about payroll and administration. We manage the national insurance contributions, holiday pay, pension contributions and statutory payments such as sick pay, maternity and paternity for all our workers so that you can focus on what matters most: your business. Read here to find out how CoopleFlex can help you hire temporary workers without the fuss.
Is there a staff shortage? Not necessarily, but workers can choose
Uncertainty from Brexit has led to questioning over talent shortages and staff retention. In an annual survey of SMEs by The HR Department, 37% of respondents cited skills shortages and Brexit as concerns for their business. Another 29% highlighted staff retention as a worry. With changes from Brexit well underway and COVID-19 still in effect, businesses are facing industry-wide recruitment crises.
In particular, many skills-based industries such as hospitality are experiencing urgent staff shortages. Sources suggest that a high proportion of the workforce may have left the UK altogether – but do workers not want to return to hospitality at all? Our research suggests otherwise. Findings from our latest research indicate that most of our surveyed hospitality workforce are eager to return to work with flexibility in mind. Our Coopler Colum Maher is just one of those workers who prefer going back to hospitality in a flexible set-up, as he explained in this BBC interview.
Businesses that are struggling to build a permanent team can benefit from recruiting flexibly instead. With over 100,000 flexible workers on our platform, Coople can help you find the temporary workers you need across the retail & logistics, office, hospitality & events sectors. You can find flexible staff as late as on the day with CoopleFlex, or try before you hire from your onboarded pool with our temp-to-perm solution, CoopleRecruit. Our research found that the work environment is one of the top 3 factors influencing jobseekers on where they choose to work. Allowing candidates to get to know your business can help you hire the best fit, meaning that temp-to-perm may be your easiest solution for finding the right full-time staff.
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