The Recruitment and Employment Confederation says that the British labour market has been dogged by the shadow of the skills shortage as of late.
The UK’s self-employed have been hit for six and it shows. Another 51,000 shut up shop in the 3 months to July. It’s time to plug the leak. Now!
Microsoft, Siemens and others back the introduction of “tech levels” to the UK school curriculum. Will the new exams help fill the skills gap?
Graduates can’t get jobs that befit their education; businesses can’t hire people with the right skill set. Is the skills gap really such an easy fix?
George Osborne’s vision for the UK is exciting and bold. But the skills gap is a real threat to both short and long term growth, and it’s getting wider.
Using contractors on an ad hoc basis has aided recovery, but it’s a limited pool. Derby University higher apprenticeships seek to close the skills gap.
Demand for self-employed Brits like freelancers and umbrella company contractors is soaring even as the looming election is causing hiring confidence to falter.
The Government is planning to provide support to creative types in the freelancing and contracting industry with the creation of a new skills academy.
Ladies and gentlemen, rejoice for our prayers have been answered: a major trade industry body says we can just dump our problems on the younger generation.
A new research study says that freelancers and umbrella company contractors working in the IT sector need to do whatever it takes to keep their skills current.