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2017 UK Tech Skills Report: What you need to do now

CWjobs recently held a roundtable where they shared the latest key findings from their 2017 UK Skills Gap Survey to a group of recruitment technology …

Balfour Beatty attacks industry training board in row over skills shortage

One of Britain’s biggest construction companies has launched a scathing attack on the industry’s main training body and is threatening to cut off financial support in a row over its effectiveness.<p>Balfour Beatty chief executive Leo Quinn said he is poised to protest against an annual levy the …

Britain's skills gap crisis is costing businesses more than £2bn a year

The skills gap is costing British businesses approximately £2bn a year in recruitment costs and higher salaries, new research from the Open …

Human Resources

Skills shortages cost businesses more than £2 billion, says Open University

Severe skills shortages in the UK cost businesses more than £2 billion in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staff...The post Skills …

Human Resources

Apprenticeships: it's time to focus on quality not quantity

Blink and you could have missed it, but amid the fanfare of the post-general election Queen’s speech, the government renewed its commitment to “ensuring people have the skills they need for the high-skilled, high-wage jobs of the future”. Behind this, I understand, the new apprenticeships minister, …

College & University

Skills shortage costs British businesses £2bn a year, survey finds

Skills shortages in Britain are costing businesses more than £2bn a year in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staffing bills, according to research by the Open University.<p>Its survey of 400 firms found 90% had faced difficulties recruiting workers with the required skills in the last …

Employment

Skills mismatch needs better vocational routes in UK – CIPD

There is a growing danger of the ‘graduatisation’ of the labour market, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and …

Labor Economics

School-leavers 'lack essential workplace skills'

<b>You're 18 and leaving education, the world of work is at your feet.</b><p>Or is it? Not so, according to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).<p>A survey by the business group has found eight out of 10 British school-leavers "lack essential business skills" such as numeracy.<p>More than 80% …

Education

Huge increase in number of graduates 'bad for UK economy'

Mismatch of skills and labour market as university education keeps growing is bad for students and employers, suggests CIPD<p>The government is being urged to end the political drive to get more people into university after new research showed that graduates are “colonising” jobs in banking, …

Higher Education

GCSE results: Why a laser-like focus on grades is damaging the UK’s economy

This morning, hundreds of thousands of teenagers will be opening their GCSE results, accompanied by the usual attention on grades and whether As and …

Skills shortage still prevalent in UK – infographic

The latest Hays Skills Index has shown that while the UK remains a good place to do business, skills shortages still remain “particularly in …

Education

UK set for 'digital skills crisis'

The UK’s ability to be competitive and productive on a global stage could be at risk if the digital skills crisis is not tackled now, MPs have warned.<p>…

UK Employers Must Invest In Young People Or Face A Permanent Skills Crisis

UK employers rely on young recruits to provide the digital skills their businesses need, rather than invest in training.

Why energy needs new faces

Concern about the growing skills shortage in the UK energy market is by no means a new dilemma, but in an industry that loses one in four employees …

Armed Forces

How skilled is your firm in attracting new talent?

The idea that the only source of sustainable competitive advantage in business is recruiting, developing and retaining the right people has been …

Skills shortage sees 5,000 job vacancies in UK auto industry

Up to 5,000 job vacancies in the UK automotive industry could be vacant due to a skills shortage affecting the sector, according to a new report …

Manufacturing

Perspectives from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

Economics

Friends Of Europe and Google partner to discuss education and skills

article<p>en_US<p>https://europe.googleblog.com/2015/11/friends-of-europe-and-google-partner-to.html<p>Google Europe …

Construction industry hit by worst skills blight for 20 years, says RICS | Business Weekly | Technology News | Business news | Cambridge and the East of England

The latest RICS UK Construction Survey indicates that skills shortages are constraining the sector and that some areas of work have reached crisis …

Construction Industry

Students are being failed by system that steers them away from sciences, campaigner warns

Students are being failed by an education system that steers them away from studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) …

Mind the skills gap: Talent shortage costs UK economy £10bn a year

The economy is losing billions of pounds a year because firms cannot access the skills they need, one of the country’s top economists has …

Young people lack skills needed for world of work, says British Chambers of Commerce

British businesses think young people lack the skills they need to succeed in the workplace, according to a new survey.<p>The British Chambers of …

Insight

Ashdown Intelligence<p>Where our smart people meet smart ideas. Articles, insight, opinion and analysis from our consultants on the most talked-about …

Intelligence

Employers warn of 'skills emergency'

<b>More than half of employers fear they will not be able to recruit enough high-skilled workers, according to a survey by the CBI.</b><p>The employers' organisation is warning that a skills shortage is "threatening to starve economic growth".<p>"Firms are facing a skills emergency now," said CBI deputy …

Employment

Olin College President Rick Miller on Reengineering Engineering

[<i>Corrected, 9/26/14. See below</i>] Every day in business, we hear how technology is disrupting the old guard. Uber disrupts the cab industry. Airbnb …

Ofsted must focus on how 'well rounded' pupils are and not just exam results, says CBI chief

Inspections should concentrate on whether schools are producing “well rounded young people” rather than just exam results, the head of Britain’s …

Skills gap forcing CEOs to change hiring tactics

CEOs are the most concerned about the impact of a skills shortage on their business than in the last six years, according to research by PwC.<p>CEOs are …

Tackling the STEM shortage at top speed

Jonny Williamson looks under the bonnet of F1 in Schools, an initiative helping to change the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and …