Tags: Creative industries

UK creative industries growing at three times the national average

The Government could be missing a trick by not including the UK’s thriving creative industries sector in their eleven priorities for economic growth, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR to be published next month. New analysis from IPPR shows that growth in the creative industries was nearly three times the average…

70% of UK firms don’t encourage creativity in the workplace

Creativity in the workplace is critical to enable businesses to survive and thrive, particularly during a recession, but only 30% of UK firms are doing anything to encourage it. That’s according to research carried out by top UK business coach and leading psychologist Ros Taylor, whose latest book Creativity at Work, published by Kogan Page…

Global recruitment report reveals creativity crisis in the retail sector

The retail and consumer sectors are crying out for more creativity from its talent, according to an international study from global recruitment and talent management company, Futurestep. Creativity was cited as the competency in shortest supply, identified by more than one in five organisations (21 per cent), while a further 24 per cent named it…

Organisations ‘lack creativity’ in approach to people development

Less than half of senior managers in UK and Ireland blue chip organisations are confident of retaining the high value individuals who are critical to their success. And only 55% believe they are effective at retaining their future senior leaders. This is despite the fact that most organisations invest in development programmes for key people…

Urgent action needed to meet creative industries skills demand

The UK creative industries sector has huge growth potential and will be a key driver of economic recovery, but risks being held back by a lack of relevant skills, the CBI has published. A new report from the UK’s leading business group says that the creative industries sector is expected to employ 1.3 million people…