As older workers are ‘most untapped resource in Britain’, Skills Commission Report calls for reform
Apr06

As older workers are ‘most untapped resource in Britain’, Skills Commission Report calls for reform

A cross-party Commission of parliamentarians from both Houses has called for a series of reforms to meet the skills, labour and employment challenges of longer working lives. The recommendations set out within the new Skills Commission report on older workers – Spotlight On…Lifelong Learning for an Ageing Workforce – have become especially relevant in light of the findings of two recent reports stating that the State Pension Age will...

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Editors blog: Exceptional candidates and where to find them
Mar21

Editors blog: Exceptional candidates and where to find them

I’ve worked in a number of different careers over the years, and I’ve been fortunate to encounter a lot of great people whom I’ve had the pleasure of both employing and working with, some abled, some differently abled. One person I encountered along the way illustrates to me more than ever why broadening the talent pool is so vital for employers – because the label of a health condition or a syndrome does not...

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TUC analysis details risk to NHS and social care in England from loss of EU workers
Mar09

TUC analysis details risk to NHS and social care in England from loss of EU workers

145,200 NHS and adult social care workers in England risk losing their right to live and work in the UK after Brexit Services in London, South East and East of England most vulnerable to loss of vital staff Government should unilaterally confirm right to remain in the UK for EU residents, says TUC The TUC has published analysis that provides a regional breakdown of where NHS and adult social care services are most reliant on workers...

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Is Your Talent Management Strategy Ready For The Global Skills Gap?
Feb27

Is Your Talent Management Strategy Ready For The Global Skills Gap?

Guest blog by Alexandre Pachulski, Co-Founder of Talentsoft Our global economy has begun yet another transformation. We are in the early stages of a fourth industrial revolution that will bring major changes to our societies, driven by advances in connectivity, automation, and artificial intelligence. With that, has come a global gap in the skilled talent necessary to keep pace. As expert Klaus Schwab, puts it, “the changes are so...

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Financial jobs see cautious start to the year amid relocation worries
Feb14

Financial jobs see cautious start to the year amid relocation worries

  With an 81% increase in jobs available and an 83% increase in professionals seeking jobs, the supply and demand of jobs and professionals is a balanced and welcome start to the new year. Nevertheless, January 2016 saw a 115% increase in jobs, making this year’s spike muted in comparison. “If the January jobs surge isn’t in the triple digits, something’s off”, said Hakan Enver, Operations Director, Morgan McKinley Financial...

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CIPD: Early signs of fall in supply of EU nationals contributing to skills and labour shortages in key sectors of the UK economy
Feb14

CIPD: Early signs of fall in supply of EU nationals contributing to skills and labour shortages in key sectors of the UK economy

While the short-term outlook for employment remains strong, labour and skills shortages are starting to bite in UK sectors that employ a high number of EU nationals, according to the latest Labour Market outlook from the CIPD and The Adecco Group. The report suggests that, despite a near record number of vacancies (748,000 according to the latest ONS data), UK employers are struggling to fill roles with the right candidates as a...

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City of London Corporation: Firms need to be more ‘ambitious’ on social mobility
Feb09

City of London Corporation: Firms need to be more ‘ambitious’ on social mobility

  The City of London Corporation has called on the UK’s top companies to be more ambitious in their approach to tackling social mobility. Mark Boleat, Policy Chairman at the City of London Corporation, said that a level playing field of opportunity is in the best interests for all businesses and warned that the UK’s long-term economic sustainability is vulnerable unless its skills gap is plugged. His comments came as the...

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Skills shortages ‘major concern’ for UK CEOs, say PwC, as OU stress need for upskilling
Jan25

Skills shortages ‘major concern’ for UK CEOs, say PwC, as OU stress need for upskilling

PwC’s latest annual CEO survey indicates that concern about the availability of key skills is second only to uncertain economic growth as an issue in the minds of UK CEOs. 83% of CEO expressed concern 83 percent of surveyed CEOs said that they were ‘somewhat’ or ‘extremely’ concerned about access to talent. These results come in the context of current UK trends which suggest that technology will drive a shift from low-skill, routine...

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