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International Recruitment for UK Employers

Address your staffing headaches with this practical guide to global recruitment and immigration

Time: 0930 -1245

Price: £199 + VAT per attendee 

For all dates: Register here 

  • Wednesday, 14th September '22 
  • Thursday, 1st December '22

Does your organisation have a global talent acquisition strategy? 

Struggling to recruit? Brexit and Covid have left most UK employers are at their wits’ end, needing immediate and workable guidance on where to find workers. This unique briefing examines the feasibility, practical steps and potential pitfalls of overseas recruitment.

By the end of this intensive three-hour briefing, you’ll be able to: 

  • Format a strategic international recruitment drive
  • Answer your executive’s questions about new recruitment markets
  • Understand the practical steps of finding the right workers for your industry and vacancy level
  • Become abreast of the most up-to-date immigration, visa, tax and sponsorship considerations
  • Optimise your onboarding and relocation processes to ensure retention
  • Hear industry-specific case studies and inside tips

Why train with us

Drawing on our decades of experience and feedback from our delegates and trainers, this comprehensive one-stop course answers your questions, provides a straightforward blueprint and ensures you understand and fulfil the needs of a sponsor.

Delegate feedback from similar events

"Thank you for covering topics that are so relatable to the present day and for bringing light and shade to each of them. I am now equipped with some really useful takeaways that will help our organisation become better prepared in facing these challenges as we navigate our way through this recruitment crisis/revolution".

"Really interesting case studies and insight,  the whole day was very interactive"


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Prefer to run this course In-house?

We do offer this course as a face to face or online in-house training option for groups of 5 or more – a cost effective training solution for teams, if this would be more suitable, please email me at  and I will be happy to send you more details

Which functions will benefit from attending


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Welcome and objective-setting

Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith

Director of Research
Business Forums International Ltd. (BFI)

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Elizabeth Smith

Director of Research , Business Forums International Ltd. (BFI)

Elizabeth is director of research and a founding co-director at Business Forums International. She is responsible for all programme content and writing, and researches current areas of interest for senior HR professionals in large organisations. BFI is the UK’s leading HR risk specialist conference and training provider, delivering key and timely information to over 3,000 delegates a year both through public and in-house training courses. Before founding BFI in 1996, Elizabeth specialised in researching corporate financial programmes in Asia and the Middle East, based in Dubai. She also worked in advertising and publishing in the Middle East and London. Elizabeth was educated in the West Indies, Saudi Arabia and Belgium before reading Modern Languages at Durham University. She is currently developing an online training course for line managers to raise awareness of menopause symptoms and ways that employers can work to make their workplaces more inclusive.

A chance to revisit your reasons for attending the course, meet fellow delegates and establish and agree learning objectives

Understanding the feasibility and pitfalls of international recruitment: is it going to work for your organisation?

Tom Hadley

Tom Hadley

Business Coach & International Workforce Consultant
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Tom Hadley

Business Coach & International Workforce Consultant , Hadleys Comment

Tom is an independent consultant and business coach specialising in high-impact strategic communication and workforce issues. Over the last twenty years, Tom has worked with global employers, international institutions, government ministers and two of the UK’s leading business organisations. He reaches into this to provide training and consultancy services in areas such employer brand, leadership, reputation management, research-led campaigning, employee engagement, public speaking and media training. Tom is the author of a number of White Papers and research reports on the evolving world of work and is a regular keynote speaker and media spokesperson. Campaigning activities have focused on Covid-19 business support measures, preparing for Brexit, promoting the positive role of business in society and making change happen on equality and inclusion. During his time as Campaigns Director at the REC, Tom also established the Future of Jobs Observatory to pre-empt future skills needs and the implications of AI adoption. His current work with the International Labour Organization (ILO) involves delivering advocacy training to business bodies from around the world and bespoke support in areas such as evidence-based advocacy and crisis management. Over the course of his career, Tom has been a representative on over a dozen government forums and served on the European board of the World Employment Confederation. He has a Masters in International and European Law from Assas University in Paris and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He is a qualified rugby coach and an unrepentant aficionado of 1980s French pop.

  • Post-Brexit and post-Covid recruitment landscape
  • Key elements of the decision process: vital issues to consider
  • Costs/feasibility/risk/potential pitfalls and protocols: elements of a workable plan
  • Understanding the mechanics of the process
  • A data-focussed analysis: where will your workers come from: markets, sectors and type of workers
  • Considerations for hard-to-fill positions
  • Dos and don’t’s: job fairs, brain drain agreements and other considerations
  • Adapting your employer brand for an international talent pool: what to communicate and how?
  • What does your candidate need to make a decision? Lifestyle and relocation essentials
  • How and where to advertise
  • Proactive recruitment to put you ahead of the game

Comfort break

Essential legal considerations to ensure compliance avoid illegal working penalties

Simon Kenny

Simon Kenny

Partner & Head of Immigration
Muldoon Britton Immigration

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Simon Kenny

Partner & Head of Immigration , Muldoon Britton Immigration

Simon is a solicitor and works on immigration matters. He joined Muldoon Britton as a Partner and Head of Immigration in May 2022 Simon works with individuals, companies and universities regarding immigration compliance issues. These include new individual immigration applications, Skilled Worker and Global Business Mobility, illegal working penalties and sponsor licence suspension. Simon has managed global immigration programmes and post-Brexit immigration compliance in respect of business travellers working across the EEA. His previous experience includes many years as an immigration officer and as a manager in Big 4 professional services companies. Simon has a focus on achieving practical outcomes for clients, an understanding of wider global mobility issues and creativity in finding solutions which work, all of which informs his immigration advice. Simon has been a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500 in every edition since 2015 and, in 2019, was individually commended in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards for research and analysis conducted regarding Certificate of Sponsorship allocations. He writes media articles and is a keen blogger and Twitter user.

  • EU Settlement Scheme: employing existing and new EU/EEA and Switzerland employees
  • Skilled workers and intra-company transferees
  • Change of employment/secondments/termination/promotion/absences
  • What are the key UK work routes and immigration statuses?
  • Where to get updates to stay on top legally
  • Tax issues and spousal visas
  • Payroll implications
  • Risks and liabilities for employers
  • Eligibility and processing considerations
  • What are the steps to take and where do the challenges lie?
  • Understanding cost implications
  • What are the essentials of compliance?
  • GDPR
  • Reporting and record keeping
  • Checks and documents
  • Writing and communicating a workable policy
  • Ensuring your compliance is ongoing
  • Home Office audits
  • Case studies

Comfort break

Industry-specific case study discussion and inside tips

  • Effective onboarding to ensure retention
  • Relocation essentials: what will your new employee need to know?
  • Exploring the idea of remote recruitment and team building and managing: brave new world?
  • Case studies: IT, health, academia, hospitality

Final questions and wrap-up

End of training

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