Facing labor shortages in the United Kingdom, some employers offer their recruits a “welcome bonus”, sometimes up to £10,000.
In the United Kingdom, the trend is for “golden hellos”. Understand “welcome bonus” in French. Facing a worrying labor shortage, many UK companies have no choice but to offer tantalizing bonuses to attract new employees, reports Guardian.
Altogether 1.1 million jobs are said to be vacant across the channel. Especially in the catering, early childhood or care sectors. Outrightly concerned, the company HC One which manages retirement homes has decided to offer a “welcome bonus” of £10,000 (11,700 euros) to those who occupy two positions as night nurses in Scotland. would agree to.
For their part, private mental health service providers Elysium Healthcare and Priory Group are offering a £5,000 bonus for their new employees. In supermarket chains Asda and Tesco, the bonus is £1000. Arla Dairy Group provides £2,000.
While some employers transferred the increase in labor costs to prices, most have so far absorbed these additional costs by reducing their margins, which limited the increase in inflation to 2.5% in June. across the channel. However, the Bank of England should take into account the labor shortage in its next inflation forecast which should stand at 3.5%, compared to the 3% forecast initially.
“Pingdemic” and Brexit
Two incidents help explain the labor shortage in the United Kingdom. The Covid-19 pandemic was previously referred to by the British as “pingdemic”. The term refers to the explosion of information sent by the “NHS Test and Trace” application – our “All Anti Covid” equivalent – to report contact with a case of COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes.
Everyone who receives the notification is forced to self-isolate for ten days. However, this was the case for 2 million Britons at the end of July. As a result, many factories and businesses have to close or reorganize, while some of their employees are placed on forced leave. And it is difficult to replace them, in contact matters related to the obligation of alienation to job seekers.
Added to this is Brexit. Britain’s exit from the EU has left some migrants unable to extend their work visas, while European citizens are finding it more difficult to settle across the Channel.
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