Firms seeking staff are being hit by labour shortages, with a “reversal” in the number of migrants in UK workplaces, says HR body the CIPD.
As Brexit approaches, the CIPD says the shortage of both EU and non-EU migrants reflects a falling interest in the UK as a destination for migrant workers.
And it said research among over 1,000 employers suggested that vacancies are becoming harder to fill.
The squeeze is leading employers to increase pay rates, said the CIPD.
While the short-term outlook for employment remains strong, labour and skills shortages are accelerating, says the institute.
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