It is now widely accepted that the United Kingdom has entered into a period of super diversity and migration. Migratory flows are operating both in terms of migration out of the UK, into the country for the purposes of study, labour opportunities and return of former expatriates for onward work or retirement. Reports emerging from the United Nations Replacement MigrationI talk about the need for the EU to be accepting migration levels upwards of one million per year. The way in which the caring professions and old age management is delivered in the UK depends heavily on migrant labour drawn from across the world. Alterations in retirement structure, and the development of more child friendly work practices for women will not erase the need for some replacement migration to be taking place year on year till 2050. Until recently the strength of the UK labour market has been attracting a substantial number of EU and non EU peoples into the labour market in search of work and enhanced wages relative to their own native economies. The forces which lie behind this migration includ

  • economic globalisation
  • increasing economic integration and labour mobility within the EU
  • increased political instability around the world enforcing those seeking asylum and entering the United Kingdom in a non-managed and illegal manner.

Smart ways of ensuring fast integration into mainstream services operated across the country have to be developed by your organisation now, so that your organisation or business is well placed to maximise the benefit of receiving new migrants into your customer, client and employee portfolio and service delivery plan as they arrive.