Research shows something of a disconnect between employers’ expectations and candidates’ beliefs in their own skills.
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Almost three quarters (71 per cent) of CEOs across the UK and Ireland believe their business could be at risk from current blind spots in data access and skills.
More than three-quarters (79 per cent) of businesses expect to increase the number of higher-skilled roles over the coming years. Yet two-thirds (66 per cent) fear that there will be a lack of sufficiently skilled people to fill vacancies.
What can you do to stand out from your competitors and how can you attract the best people? Debra Gers from leading law firm Blake Morgan discusses what can be done to retain staff.
Two fifths of UK workforce identify themselves as Not In Skilled Employment (NISKE) – with majority struggling to move up career ladder since 2012
The skills gap is costing UK businesses more than £2 billion a year in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staffing, according to research from The Open University.
The UK’s skills crisis has been laid bare as a new CIPD report shows nation is bottom of international class on key measures
New research has found that the modest economic growth of the past four years has been met by an unprecedented shortage of skills, leaving thousands of vacancies unfilled.
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.…
2016 is just around the corner, believe it or not, so what can the HR world anticipate as we enter the latter half of the second decade of the 21st century. Here are some key events to be prepared for:
The confidence of British business is growing and the new found fortitude is being reflected in more gutsy hiring decisions.
The march forward of HR is continuing in UK organisations a new study has found. For just over half of UK organisations, HR is now a key part in business strategy.
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.
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…