Almost two-thirds (65%) of UK CEOs have said that a lack of skills is hampering the growth prospects of their organisations, according to a report published today. The global survey of more than 1,300 CEOs, carried out by consulting firm Pricewa More...29 April 2013 00:00
Lack of talent is turning out to be the "single biggest obstacle to growth", according to a new report by Ernst & Young . The consultancy firm has warned that too few companies are adapting their management and talent identification systems to co More...12 November 2012 15:06
Employers are struggling to recruit and retain managers because of a lack of candidates with the right skills and financial pressures on the level of salary they are able to offer, a report has found. According to the 2012 National Management Survey, More...19 April 2012 15:49
The biggest recruitment barrier that employers faced during the last 12 months was the poor quality of candidates, a new survey reveals. According to the XpertHR recruitment trends survey , 95% of employers that faced problems in their recruitm More...21 March 2012 12:32
Businesses will be able to bid for a share of a £250 million fund for vocational training programmes in the new year, as part of a government scheme designed to bring more skills into the workforce. The Government announced that the fund will be open More...17 November 2011 10:49
Almost half of employers say they are finding it hard to hire suitable candidates for vacancies, despite unemployment standing at its highest level since 1994. Research carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which surveyed 6,000 busin More...14 October 2011 00:01
The National Skills Academy for Power (the Skills Academy), aided by Core Learning Services (CLS), a consultancy providing e-learning-related products and services, is introducing online learning materials as part of its strategy of skills development w More...08 September 2011 17:33
The Government has been urged to help businesses employ local people rather than migrant workers by equipping them with the right skills to do the job.
Outgoing British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) director-general David Frost made the call today More...02 September 2011 14:12
Difficulty in finding the right staff is hampering the growth ambitions of so-called "micro-businesses", according to research published today by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The research found that despite more than half (55%) o More...17 August 2011 10:47
Employers are struggling to recruit because they are being swamped by unsuitable candidates, while the talented individuals they are looking for are staying put, fearing that the economy is too volatile to risk changing jobs.
These are the main find More...15 June 2011 13:30
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of companies are facing problems attracting employees with the critical skills needed to help them recover from the economic crisis, according to an international survey by Towers Watson. The Towers Watson 2010 Global Managem More...13 October 2010 11:49
London businesses are more upbeat about the coming half-year, but concern about skills shortages has risen in the past six months, research has revealed.
The latest biannual CBI/KPMG London Business Survey showed that 53% of employers were optim More...02 July 2010 15:22
In the final week of the general election campaign, immigration remains a divisive issue between the leading political parties. Kat Baker scrutinises the policies and what they mean for HR. More...30 April 2010 16:39
The parties have now unveiled their election manifestos. Here Personnel Today outlines how their different policies will affect employers. Flexible working Party pledges: Labour pledged to increase statutory paternity pay from two to f More...16 April 2010 17:50
Skilled migrant workers could be put off coming to work in the UK following further changes to the points-based immigration system.
Tier 2 migrants seeking to transfer between countries and work at their company's British offices will no longer be More...06 April 2010 17:03
Top employers have backed changes to the national curriculum which will see school pupils learn how to apply maths and English in the workplace.
From September, secondary schools will be forced to teach teamworking, communication and time management More...06 April 2010 12:55
Skills acquired through volunteering should be more clearly recognised by both employers and the government.
With many firms facing funding restrictions on their training and development budgets during the recession, a volunteering group and think-t More...23 March 2010 09:03
Incoming PPMA president Dean Shoesmith has urged public sector organisations to invest in skills despite facing deep budget cuts.
Shoesmith, who takes the helm of the Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) at its annual conference More...22 March 2010 15:58
Further education colleges are calling on the chancellor to protect adult learning in tomorrow's budget.
A survey by the Association of Colleges found England's colleges face an average 16% cut in their funding for adults, according to the BBC .
More...22 March 2010 09:39
Skills gaps in the manufacturing industry could be improved if the City stopped poaching the best engineering and science graduates, the chairman of BAE Systems has said.
Dick Olver told the Telegraph : "We need more of the very good engineering More...19 March 2010 09:01