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The Recruitment and Retention of Central and Eastern European Migrant Workers in the United Kingdom: A Panacea or a Problem under the New Policies of 'Managed Migration'?

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  • Simon Pemberton
  • Claire Stevens
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    Pemberton S. and Stevens C. The recruitment and retention of Central and Eastern European migrant workers in the United Kingdom: a panacea or a problem under the new policies of 'managed migration'?, Regional Studies. The latest changes in the UK government's managed migration policy with the introduction of a new Points-Based System have been recognized as privileging White European economic migrant workers - including those from Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries - at the expense of low-skilled (non-White) workers from outside of the European Union. However, analysis reveals that a series of recruitment and retention barriers may impinge upon the 'effectiveness' of such a strategy - particularly the intersection of CEE migrant 'agency' with labour market opportunities and UK immigration/welfare policies. In turn, a reassessment of the current approach to 'managed migration' is advocated. [image omitted] Pemberton S. et Stevens C. Recruter et sauvegarder les travailleurs immigres de l'Europe centrale et orientale au Royaume-Uni (R-U): un atout ou un inconvenient en vertu des nouvelles politiques 'd'immigration administree'?, Regional Studies. On considere que les dernieres modifications a la politique d'immigration administree menee par le gouvernement au R-U, y compris la mise au point d'un systeme de points, favorisent les travailleurs immigres pour des raisons economiques qui sont europeens et blancs - y compris ceux qui proviennent des pays de l'Europe centrale et orientale (Peco) - au depens des travailleurs non-qualifies (de couleur) venant des pays au dela des frontieres de l'Ue. Cependant, l'analyse laisse voir une serie d'obstacles au recrutement et a la sauvegarde a franchir qui pourraient affecter 'l'efficacite' d'une telle strategie - notamment l'intersection de 'l'agence' des immigres en provenance des Peco avec les possibilites d'emploi sur le marche du travail et les politiques du R-U quant a l'immigration/au bien-etre. On prone egalement une reevaluation de l'approche actuelle a 'l'immigration administree'. Migrants venant des Peco pour des raisons economiques Recruter Sauvegarder 'Agence' Politique Pemberton S. und Stevens C. Anwerbung und Beibehaltung von Arbeitskraften aus Mittel- und Osteuropa in Grossbritannien: Allheilmittel oder Problem unter der neuen Politik zur 'kontrollierten Einwanderung'?, Regional Studies. Im Rahmen der neuesten Anderungen in der Politik der britischen Regierung zur kontrollierten Einwanderung wurde ein Punktesystem eingefuhrt, das nach allgemeinem Urteil weisse europaische Wirtschaftsmigranten (einschliesslich der Migranten aus mittel- und osteuropaischen Staaten) gegenuber gering qualifizierten (nicht weissen) Arbeitnehmern aus Nicht-EU-Staaten bevorzugt. Allerdings zeigt sich bei einer Analyse, dass eine Reihe von Hindernissen fur die Anwerbung und Beibehaltung von Arbeitskraften die 'Wirksamkeit' einer solchen Strategie beeintrachtigen konnte; dies gilt insbesondere fur die Schnittstelle zwischen der Tatigkeit von Einwanderern aus Mittel- und Osteuropa und den Chancen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt sowie der Einwanderungs- und Sozialpolitik Grossbritanniens. Aufgrund der Ergebnisse wird eine Neubewertung des derzeitigen Ansatzes fur 'kontrollierte Einwanderung' befurwortet. Wirtschaftsmigranten aus Mittel- und Osteuropa Anwerbung von Arbeitskraften Beibehaltung von Arbeitskraften Tatigkeit Politik Pemberton S. y Stevens C. La captacion y retencion de los trabajadores emigrantes de Europa central y del este en el Reino Unido (RU): �una panacea o un problema bajo la nueva politica de migracion gestionada?, Regional Studies. En el marco de los ultimos cambios en la politica de migracion gestionada del Gobierno britanico, se ha introducido un nuevo sistema de puntos que favorece a los trabajadores emigrantes economicos europeos de raza blanca, incluyendo a los de paises de Europa central y del este (ECE), a expensas de los trabajadores menos cualificados (no blancos) de fuera de la Union Europea. Sin embargo, los analisis indican que una serie de obstaculos para la captacion y retencion podrian afectar a la eficacia de una estrategia como esta, especialmente en cuanto a la interseccion de las acciones de emigrantes de paises de ECE con las oportunidades del mercado laboral y las politicas britanicas sobre inmigracion y bienestar. Debido a estos resultados abogamos por una revaloracion del enfoque actual para la emigracion gestionada. Emigrantes economicos de ECE Captacion Retencion Acciones Politica

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Regional Studies.

    Volume (Year): 44 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 9 ()
    Pages: 1289-1300

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    Keywords: Central and Eastern European (CEE) economic migrants; Recruitment; Retention; 'Agency'; Policy;

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