Workforce management solutions could help manage looming „skills emergency”
Solid and reliable workforce management solutions could help companies mitigate the looming „skills emergency” that’s likely to affect the UK economy in the near future, according to this year’s CBI/Pearson Education and Skills survey.
The survey received responses from more than 300 organisations, collectively employing more than 1.2 million people across the UK. Participants ranged in size from firms with fewer than 50 employees – to those with more than 5,000. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) accounted for more than a third of respondents (36%).
Data revealed that 2 in 3 businesses (68%) expect their need for staff with higher level skills to grow in the years ahead, but more than half of those surveyed (55%) fear that they will not be able to access enough workers with the required skills.
Demand for highly skilled workers is particularly strong in sectors critical to the rebalancing of the economy – engineering, science and hi-tech (74%), construction (73%) and manufacturing (69%).
Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:
“The Government has set out its stall to create a high-skilled economy, but firms are facing a skills emergency now, threatening to starve economic growth. Worryingly, it’s those high-growth, high-value sectors with the most potential which are the ones under most pressure. That includes construction, manufacturing, science, engineering and technology.”
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