Skills shortages

High-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

The UK’s efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according...

Talent pool fails to keep pace with rapid rise of AI

21 Jan 2019

A shortage of talent is slowing the uptake of AI systems prompting a need for organisations to devise training programmes...

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Recruitment difficulties reach record levels

3 Jan 2019

The UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment has revealed that companies are finding it harder than ever to...

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Government White Paper confirms skills-based immigration system

19 Dec 2018

The government has confirmed today that it will introduce a skills-based immigration system once the UK leaves the EU.

Immigration...

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Hiring to hit 18-month high to fix ‘leaking bucket’

11 Dec 2018

Hiring intentions will rise to their highest level for 18 months in the first quarter of 2019, as employers seek...

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‘Drop snobby attitude to technical education’ demands Damian Hinds

7 Dec 2018

The education secretary insists the UK needs to alter attitudes if it wants to close the skills gap and boost productivity

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‘Total talent management’ could solve the productivity puzzle

3 Dec 2018

Faced with uncertain access to labour and the need to reskill workers in the coming years, how can organisations take...

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Single parents are largest underutilised talent pool in UK

30 Nov 2018

Single parents are the most underutilised major pool of talent in the UK, with almost 200,000 unemployed, according to a...

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Staff bullied at investigated NHS Trust

29 Nov 2018

Staff at a Shropshire hospital trust being investigated over a high number of baby deaths have reported a culture of...

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HR must be more involved in digital transformation plans

28 Nov 2018

Digital transformation in many organisations is being held back because of a failure to develop employee skills and an over-reliance...

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Foreign Office faces Brexit recruitment challenge

28 Nov 2018

MPs have urged the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to ensure it has the skills needed for diplomacy after Brexit, by...

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Scrap net migration target, say London businesses

27 Nov 2018

Business campaigners have called for a radical shake-up to rules governing the immigration of workers at all skill levels.
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Business leaders targeted in teacher recruitment drive

22 Nov 2018

The government is to help fund a series of programmes aimed at getting career-changers to become teachers, in a bid...

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Government pledges to train 17,000 new builders by 2020

16 Nov 2018

A scheme aimed at providing more than 17,000 new fully trained construction workers by March 2020 was launched today by...

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One in six NHS posts unfilled by 2030

15 Nov 2018

“Systemic” shortages in the NHS workforce mean long-term plans for the health service risk becoming an unachievable wish list, according...

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