The UK has lost more professionals to the EU than it has gained over the past year, new research from LinkedIn has revealed.
According to the networking site’s sixth UK Workforce Report, the number of professionals arriving to the UK from the EU27 (27 member nations of the EU) has decreased by 26 percent during the 12-month period.
There has also been a reduction of 20 percent in the number of professionals migrating from the rest of the world to the UK.
“The results show the uncertainty associated with Brexit. We still don’t have a clear idea of what the UK’s trading relationship with the EU will look like, so it’s bound to be having an impact,” said Craig Sweeney, Senior Vice President at WilsonHCG.
“Employers should, however, be proactive and ensure they plan ahead when it comes to their talent acquisition strategies to make sure they have constant access to talent,” he added.
The LinkedIn Workforce Report is a monthly report looking at hiring and professional migration trends in the UK. You can view the full report here.