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New recruitment data shows Britain ‘losing talent since Brexit vote’

The UK is losing talent to the European Union, according to Linkedin’s April Workforce Report, which examines job movement across the professional networking site’s 24m members in the UK.
The UK saw a net outflow of professionals to the 27 member nations of the EU (EU27) in Q1 2018, as fewer EU27 resident professionals moved to Britain and more professionals in the UK head to Europe. Migration from EU27 nations into the UK has been falling steadily since the referendum vote and is down 26 per cent over the last year.
The LinkedIn Workforce Report is designed to provide members, businesses and policymakers with evidence-based insights into the changing shape of the UK workforce. This month the report includes the results of an independent ‘Recruiter Sentiment’ survey that gauges UK based in-house and agency recruiters’ confidence in their ability to fill available roles.
According to UK recruiters, 35 per cent have seen a fall in the number of hires from France and Germany over the last quarter, and 44 per cent think the UK is less attractive to EU27 candidates as a result of Brexit, based on conversations with candidates.
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