Tags: skills gap

Emerging talent recruiters still struggling to adapt to changing scene

The challenges facing graduate recruiters struggling to connect with emerging talent has been emphasised by the release of figures suggesting that 10,000 baby boomers leave work for good, every day, in the US. With a similar situation becoming the case in the UK, recruiters are facing an uphill battle to shore up widening skills gaps.…

Flight of the baby boomers: Three quarters of UK companies predict skills shortage

UK employers are anticipating a significant skills gap when baby boomers retire over the next two to five years and are already taking steps to mitigate the risk. New research from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half UK reveals that 74 percent of finance directors are concerned that the skills gap resulting from widespread retirement of baby boomers will have a negative impact on their organisation over the next two years.  An even higher proportion (77 percent) say that the departure of older workers will have a negative impact over the next five years.

Skills shortage in manufacturing and supply chain industries intensifies jobs tipping point

This week the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reported that 59 percent of graduates in the UK are in “non-graduate” roles, as graduate supply grows faster than jobs are created in industries including professional services. As graduate supply outstrips white-collar vacancies, the UK is crying out for skilled industrial workers, says a leading sector…