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Number Crunch – lack of accountants and auditors causing recruitment woes

What is the fastest-growing challenge facing accounting firms and internal audit departments today? More than 90% point to hiring and retaining skilled accountants and auditors. Some are even turning away business due to a shortage of staff.

Contributor: Jill Quinn - Caseware International | Published: 20 March 2023

Why Chief Information Security Officers are the most in-demand hire

The report also reveals that company size plays a key role in terms of the type of roles needed. Smaller businesses are more likely to need more finance-focused senior roles – 43% want a CFO and 39% want to hire a Chief Revenue Officer to support their growth strategies. By contrast, the largest businesses are prioritising roles such as Chief Revenue Officers (42%), CISOs (40%), Chief Data Officers (33%) and CTOs (30%).

Contributor: Ash Patel, Head of Cyber - ECI Partners | Published: 2 March 2023

Difficulty hiring staff hits a peak

The skills crisis shows no sign of slowing as employers continue to face difficulty finding the staff they need, according to a new report released by Hays, with 93% of employers say they have experienced skills shortages over the past 12 months, increasing from 86% in 2021 and 77% in 2020.

Contributor: Simon Winfield, Hays | Published: 6 December 2022

Fifty-five percent of organisations face digital skills shortage

55% of UK private and public sector workers say their employer is experiencing a digital skills shortage, according to new national research from Virgin Media O2 Business and Censuswide.

Contributor: Mike Smith - Virgin Media O2 Business | Published: 21 September 2022

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UK skills gap is the most prominent hiring challenge

New research from ECI Partners, reveals that HR leaders believe the most prominent hiring challenge they currently face is a lack of technical skills and knowledge.

Contributor: Stephen Roberts, Partner - ECI Partners | Published: 7 September 2022

Skills shortage causing poor wellbeing, increased workload and decreased profitability

Data from The Open University and British Chambers of Commerce show almost three-quarters (72%) of organisations say the impact of skills shortages is causing increased workload on other staff, while 78% are seeing reduced output, profitability, or growth More than two-thirds (68%) of SMEs are currently facing skills shortages, rising to 86% in large organisations SMEs struggle to implement plans to address the skills shortage while 9 in 10 of large organisations have implemented some form of written plan

Contributor: Viren Patel, Director of the Business Development - The Open University | Published: 12 July 2022

Nine-in-ten of large employers suffering skills shortage

MHR surveyed over 500 senior managers in large organisations across the UK to find out their views on business resilience and the future of their organisations.

Contributor: Mark Jenkins, CFO - MHR International | Published: 26 June 2022

Employers not meeting upskilling aspirations

The findings of the latest annual UK Skills Report have been released today by Resource Solutions, the leading global expert in HR solutions. As businesses face the ongoing skills shortage, the report revealed that 97% of professionals want to upskill to stay relevant, yet only 5% feel their employers see upskilling as essential.

Contributor: Norma Gillespie - Resource Solutions | Published: 17 December 2021

Two-thirds of European employees experiencing excessive stress

Research by Lepaya has shown that 66 percent of European employees feel too stressed at work. This is seen in the results of a survey of 1,322 European employees conducted by Lepaya. Germany leads the way when it comes to the number of employees dealing with high levels of stress. For as many as 71 percent of German workers, stress levels are exceptionally high, compared to two thirds of Belgian workers, 70 percent of British workers and only 56 percent of Dutch workers.

Contributor: Lepaya | Published: 19 July 2021