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With the UK facing an almost unprecedented skills shortage, employers are bracing themselves for higher staff turnover, as their employees are given the bargaining power to move on more quickly to their next role.
Organisations across all sectors want to recruit for permanent roles, with almost one in five employers (actively looking to increase their headcount in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.
Ninety-four per cent of UK employers are operating with limited capacity to take on more work, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). With three quarters of employers (76 percent) signalling that economic conditions are improving, and almost half saying that confidence in hiring and investment decisions are ‘getting better’, businesses are actively looking to take on more staff.
The majority of UK recruiters (86%) expect that the job market will stay as competitive, or become even more challenging, in the next twelve months, according to recruiting platform Jobvite.
UK employers are facing even greater skills shortages and rising wage pressures, according to a new report from Hays plc, the global professional recruiting group.
The findings, released today by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), show that 43 percent of vacancies in STEM roles are hard to fill due to a shortage of applicants with the required skills – almost double the UK average of 24 percent.
The proportion of women in digital and creative industries is falling, with just 26 percent of positions filled by female employees compared to 33 percent in 2002.
A lack of strong people skills among graduate candidates is a rising concern for UK recruiters, new research from global management consultancy Hay Group has found.
Employers are relying on agency workers for business growth as key skills become increasingly difficult to find, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
Numerate individuals passing in and out of the UK could be leaving us with a skills shortage, although individuals moving to this country have a higher level of education, according to a new study.
In a survey from Mercury xRM, recruiters report that a lack of quality candidates and increased administration pressures will be their main challenges this year.
With technology evolving rapidly, there’s no doubt that the IT sector is set to experience considerable growth both in the near future and longer term. While there are huge opportunities for the UK if it can establish itself as a leading global player, the current skills shortage has made it challenging for the sector to…
After only several weeks into 2014 it seems like the grey economic cloud that has remained stubbornly over the UK for the past five years is finally beginning to lift. While newspapers and economists talk of growth and investor confidence, to the vast majority of people there is only one statistic that really matters: job…
The report from the government’s skills experts, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, finds that the number of job vacancies in England has returned to pre-recession levels. However, so-called “skills shortage vacancies” – where businesses cannot find recruits with the skills required – are growing twice as fast. The UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey…