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Skills crisis heightens as Brexit confusion bites

Businesses are struggling to access the skills they need to thrive, with 39% of hiring managers finding that uncertainty around Brexit has directly impacted access to talent. The survey also revealed that a further 25% of respondents anticipate that the UK’s exit from the union will have a negative impact on skills availability in the near future.

Contributor: Simon Blockley | Published: 11 December 2018

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New hires have wrong soft skills to be successful

Hiring process is failing candidates and companies due to complex, unresponsive and ineffective pre-hire assessments. Two-fifths of job-seekers are being hired into new roles only to discover they have the wrong soft skills for the job, and over half (53 percent) are leaving companies because their personality or work style didn’t fit.

Contributor: Clemens Aichholzer | Published: 10 December 2018

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Firms lacking the skills needed to navigate Brexit

Third of UK managers say that their organisation has considered automating elements of their business in order to tackle skills shortages that might come about because of Brexit. This number rises to 44% in London, according to the Adecco Group UK and Ireland’s ‘Brexit: retaining talent through change’ report.

Contributor: Alex Fleming | Published: 28 November 2018

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UK companies failing to equip workforce with future skills

Only 41 percent of employees in the UK believe employers are providing them with the skills they needed for work in the future. More than half of 18-34 year olds in the UK would work in the gig economy compared to less than 30 percent of those above that age group.

Contributor: Alastair Woods | Published: 26 November 2018

Gig economy booms as war for digital talent intensifies

1.6 million1 (28 percent) UK businesses plan to hire temporary or contract staff in the next twelve months, as digitalisation and a lack of available talent creates critical skills gaps in the workplace. Technology is reshaping businesses; two in five UK organisations (38 percent) consider digitalisation to be the main evolving force in the workplace today.

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 15 November 2018

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New Role, wrong Soft Skills

As the battle for talent wages on, two-fifths of job-seekers are being hired into new roles only to discover they have the wrong soft skills for the job, and over half (53 percent) are leaving companies because their personality or work style didn’t fit. Contributor Clemens Aichholser.

Contributor: Clemens Aichholzer | Published: 25 October 2018