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Skills shortages are rapidly impacting the ‘bounce back’

With skills shortages rapidly impacting the ‘bounce back’ for a number of UK businesses, the candidate experience is more critical than it has ever been, according to online talent sourcing specialist,

Contributor: Noura Dadzie - | Published: 29 June 2021

Post-Brexit, how bad is the so-called exodus of talent from the UK?

Less than a third of employers are comfortable with the new UK immigration rules post-Brexit, according to recent research from background screening and identity services company Sterling.

Contributor: Steve Smith, Managing Director - Sterling EMEA | Published: 28 June 2021

UK lacks core business skills vital for next phase of hybrid work

The UK is lagging behind in important business skills to adequately evolve and develop remote and hybrid working, according to Coursera’s latest Global Skills Report. HR and Communications skills ranked only at 13% and 21% skills proficiency, respectively - far lower than other European countries. 

Contributor: Anthony Tattersall - Coursera | Published: 15 June 2021

Brexit talent shortage a real problem for retail

Qualified candidates have been harder to find for retail roles in the months since Brexit, according to market research by the leading global software provider for the retail and hospitality sectors, Fourth. The data reveals that almost one-third (30%) of retail leaders have struggled to find the right candidates, impacting attractions-based (38%), clothing (35%), and automotive retailers (33%) the most.

Contributor: Sebastien Sepierre, MD EMEA - Fourth | Published: 10 June 2021

Less than a fifth of businesses say they have the talent to survive the next five years

LHH, the leading global provider of career transition, coaching and leadership development solutions has revealed that only 16% of business leaders believe their organisation currently has the skills and talent it needs to survive the next five years. This research forms part of a wider study to discover business pain points and priorities a year on from COVID-19.

Contributor: JC Townend, CEO UK & Ireland - LHH | Published: 26 February 2021

Double threat of COVID-19 and Brexit? Time to upskill…

CIMA's 2020 Mind the Skills Gap research reveals that the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the UK’s employability skills gap enough to potentially hinder the country’s long-term recovery and ability to compete on the world stage. The situation could be made worse with the end of the Brexit transition period as employers lose access to the EU-wide talent pool, disrupting both supply of and demand for talent across the country.

Contributor: Andrew Harding, Chief Executive - Management Accounting - The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | Published: 16 December 2020

Most British SMEs have worked with ineffective managers

New research from Tempo reveals that one-third of British SMEs and startups have lost a client due to employees having poor people skills over three-quarters of business owners have worked with ineffective managers.

Contributor: Ben Chatfield, CEO and co-founder - Tempo | Published: 10 March 2020

UK SMES facing costly skills gap as war for talent endures 

The study, commissioned to launch Robert Half’s 2020 Salary Guide*, revealed that SMEs are concerned about the potential impact of macroeconomic events on the skills gap in their organisations. Three in five (59 percent) said that a recession would negatively impact the skills gap in their business

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 19 October 2019