UK workers not really concerned about talent from overseas

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16th September 2010: Preliminary findings by a recruitment specialist suggest UK candidates are not really concerned about the trend of incursion of talent from overseas.

Poolia Business Development Director Olivia Yost says they are running a survey because they are interested to know how home candidates feel about those who come from overseas. The responses to date suggest people are not concerned about this trend.

Around 20 per cent think employees from other countries add value to the organisation and 40 per cent are indifferent.

The organisation wants to get `a lot more responses’ to get a broader sense of what people think.

A research had only recently showed skilled migrant workers from the Antipodes – Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – were potentially up by 35 per cent since the previous year.

For finding out whether the UK workers were worried about the talent from overseas, Poolia launched a survey for finding out: “What do you think about foreigners working in the UK?"

Yost says they help to recruit a lot of UK candidates for permanent roles across London, and often use Antipodean candidates to fill temp roles as they find UK workers are much less interested in these roles and there is frequently a real shortage of suitable qualified candidates.

He adds they are really concerned that the Government’s plans to crack down on migrant workers in general will close the door to a pool of talent, which is vitally needed by employers to fill these types of roles.

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