Managing the 'quiet' rise of European workers here for Western Mail by Matt Southall

Most of us involved in business would agree that Wales is in pretty good shape as it approaches the end of another year.

One of the most important changes to workplace legislation comes into effect next year when the Government introduces new age diversity laws.

Acorn, one of the UK’s largest independent recruitment and training providers, has appointed Scott Liddle, a senior figure in the South Wales engineering sector, as Director of its Technical & Engineering Division.

Over the past five years businesses across the UK have suffered from more than 500,000 unfilled vacancies year on year, primarily due to specific skill shortages (particularly in areas such as IT, health and construction), as well as shortages in unskilled labour.