a skills shortage grips the nation, investing in people is a bigger priority
than investing in technology, research and development, according to a new
Sage Heartbeat Survey of almost 4,000 senior executives, found 43 per cent of
bosses feel that ‘some or most’ investments in new technology have been a waste
of money, and are planning to invest more in training and salaries next year
than in machinery or IT.
said that to combat the skills shortage, businesses are going to invest in a
number of different areas:
45 per cent are going to invest more in staff salaries
43 per cent in working environments
39 per cent in staff training
30 per cent in recruitment
22 per cent in staff benefits.