Tags: skills shortages

Employers struggling to even fill driver vacancies in run-up to Christmas

Drivers are crucial to Christmas for most businesses but finding enough with the right qualifications is becoming a huge recruitment headache for employers, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). And this is part of more widespread skill and talent shortages reported by employers. The REC’s research, published today…

Immigration reform needed to attract more skilled overseas workers

The UK economy is facing an emerging skills shortage, which threatens to derail recovery and undermine the country’s growth prospects UK immigration reform critical to attracting more skilled overseas workers to meet current requirements Only Spain, Portugal and Ireland in Europe suffer a greater talent mismatch than the UK Talent mismatch problems have been exacerbated…

Britain is creating a permanent underclass excluded from the prospect of employment, warns Adecco Group in research released today. Almost three quarters of UK employers believe there is a permanent underclass emerging, whose education and background leaves them largely unemployable. According to research released today as part of the Adecco Group’s ‘Unlocking Britain’s Potential’ initiative,…