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Immigration and Right to Work Checks (#13)

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HR Risk Forums: Immigration and Right to Work 

Time: 11:00 - 11:30 | FREE 

When: Thursday, 9th May 

With changes to the Home Office immigration rules happening at a number of key dates throughout 2024, it’s imperative employers remain abreast of developments to avoid punitive fines, losing sponsor license and risking reputational damage.

With nearly three decades of experience educating companies on rules, policies, and practices related to recruiting and employing non-UK workers, we will be taking a deep dive into the upcoming changes and their implications for employers. We will also hear from an organisation on how these changes will impact recruitment and onboarding as well as strategies to tackle current and upcoming changes to immigration law.

Delegate feedback

"Excellent, very informative, taken lots away". - North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust 

"As this was all new to me I found it very informative as the company I work for are thinking about applying for a sponsorship licence". - Interesting Hotels

We are accepting questions before and during the broadcast. Please send your questions to elizabeth.smith@bfi.co.uk.

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Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR AND RECRUITMENT PROFESSIONALS, ADMINISTRATION, TRAINING, SECURITY, RISK, COMPLIANCE, LEGAL, POLICY, VETTING AND SCREENING, OPERATIONS AND ALL LINE MANAGERS AND DIRECTORS AND STAFF WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR RIGHT TO WORK CHECKS AND NON- UK EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT

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Schedule

Introduction and welcome

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 look at the next 12 months: how employers should prepare for immigration changes

Simon Kenny

Simon Kenny

Partner - Immigration & Global Mobility
Spencer West LLP

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Simon Kenny

Partner - Immigration & Global Mobility , Spencer West LLP

Simon is an immigration lawyer who helps with individual immigration applications, permission to work, illegal working penalties and sponsor licence suspension. He specialises in Skilled Worker and sponsor licence applications, right-to-work processes and defences to civil penalties. He also has significant experience in managing global immigration programmes and post-Brexit immigration compliance in respect of business travellers working across the EEA. Simon has specific expertise in working with institutions and individuals in the higher education sector. He has worked with universities on preparation for audit, right-to-work processes, defence to civil penalties and reviewing Certificates of Sponsorship for employees. Helpline services to both HR teams and individual employees of universities have been a major part of Simon’s recent career. He also helps academic staff make applications within the Global Talent programme. Simon has been listed as one of the UK’s leading practitioners in every edition of the Legal 500 since 2015. He was individually commended in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards in 2019 for research and analysis conducted following a Freedom of Information Act request regarding Certificate of Sponsorship allocations. This featured as a headline news story across numerous national newspapers. Simon was an immigration officer for several years and, after becoming a solicitor, an immigration manager in Big 4 professional services companies. That provided him with a focus on achieving the best outcomes for clients with reference to wider global mobility issues and creativity in finding solutions which work. This experience informs his immigration advice and helps ensure other legal issues related to immigration are identified at an early stage in considering an assignment.

The corporate experience

Sally Wade

Sally Wade

Recruitment and Onboarding Manager
Apetito

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Sally Wade

Recruitment and Onboarding Manager , Apetito

Sally is a recruitment professional with a breadth of recruitment experience (over 13 years) in agency, local authority, corporate and NHS settings. She has managed operational teams of varying sizes as well as strategic development of policy and implementing process efficiencies. She is proud to have contributed to the NHS response to covid and the vaccination program. She has in depth experience of balancing the conflicting challenges of recruiting in an ever-complex world and with the evolution of a global workforce. The risks to be wary of and the huge potential benefits of a diverse organisation. She has been sponsoring and supporting candidates for visas for the last 10 years. Sally is passionate about recruitment as an integral part of all organisation and always aims to support the wider organisation in it’s goals through collaboration, pragmatism and customer service ethos. She is driven by a sense of purpose- making a difference in the organisation, and by extension the wider community. Her belief is that lifelong learning keeps the world interesting: new insights, perspectives, trends and opportunities to develop skills are key to keeping engaged with her career.

  • Recruiting and employing non-UK workers
  • How to keep abreast of changes and how they impact your role as a recruitment and onboarding manager?
  • What the key right to work challenges are from an employer’s perspective?

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