‘Pervasive’ skill shortages across UK economy

Businesses across Britain are short of workers across scores of sectors and at all skill levels, putting pressure on bosses to hike salaries, recruiters are warning. Companies are reluctant to raise pay when productivity has been stagnant but have found themselves with no choice as staff, from minimum wage entrants through the professions and all  Read more ➝

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Skills shortage biggest risk for business in 2018

The British Chambers of Commerce Q4 2017  Economic Survey – the UK’s largest and most authoritative private-sector business survey – indicates that skills shortages are reaching critical levels. Of the service sector firms hiring, the percentage reporting recruitment difficulties rose to 71%, the highest since records began. In manufacturing, the percentage of recruiting firms reporting difficulties  Read more ➝