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How to win the war on talent

We’re used to hearing about growing opportunities for modern businesses, but it’s time we also paid attention to the rising number of challenges these businesses face trying to keep ahead of their competitors.

Article by: Ian Symes, Executive Vice President, Europe & General Manager, UK at Right Management. | Published: 26 December 2017

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The key to talent is organic

Despite these barriers, SMEs remain committed to staff investment, with more than one in five (22 percent) saying if their revenue were to double, their first investment would be to increase their staff numbers. As businesses grow in size, investment priorities change.

Article by: Jose Carvalho | Published: 21 October 2017

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Project management talent deficit takes its toll

South West and East of England facing biggest talent deficits in 2017. Biggest driver of talent shortage is competition between public sector bodies and infrastructure programmes, with £500bn of projects in the construction pipeline to 2021. From Joe Stringer, Partner for EY Government and Public Sector.

Article by: Joe Stringer | Published: 17 September 2017

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Talent management, the greatest future challenge

When UK SME leaders were asked about the challenges they face in the next 12 months, half cited talent management as one of the biggest. Confidence in business growth: For their own businesses, 70 percent are confident that sales will increase over the next 12 months alongside profitability (52 percent). A further 55 percent believe headcount will increase. Comment Roger Martin-Fagg, Vistage Chief Economist.

Article by: Roger Martin-Fagg | Published: 11 July 2017

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The continuous fighting for talent

Eighty-seven percent of companies recognise the need to focus on their people as they struggle to recruit and retain talent. From Adam Hale, EVP - Sage People.

Article by: Adam Hale | Published: 27 May 2017

Fail to mentor new parents and lose out in talent pool

The last five years has seen a dramatic cultural shift in the boardroom with one in four companies now evidencing at least one woman at the heart of senior decision making. From Nicki Seignot is an established coach, mentor and author of Mentoring New Parents at Work.

Article by: Nicki Seignot | Published: 18 February 2017

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Keeping talent on side

These days, average employees are easy to find, as the hyper-competitive nature of today's economy has squeezed them out of many workplaces in favor of highly motivated and talented workers. Article from Ben Barlow.

Article by: Ben Barlow | Published: 7 February 2017

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STEM sell research

Industry bodies agree that more needs to be done to inspire young people into studying STEM subjects and careers, but this does not seem to have resulted in action to engage in “STEM enrichment” activity in schools.

Article by: Mark Williams & Dr Wai Yi Feng | Published: 28 December 2016